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Located in the MU ballroom there is free testing for students which is required for some people weekly. Testing can be important to sign up so you know you and others are safe.

TRACE OSU requires on-campus residents to test weekly for COVID-19, encourages all students to sign up for testing

Angela Tam, COVID-19 Beat Reporter
March 8, 2021

Oregon State University informed students that all on-campus residents are required to be tested weekly by TRACE OSU for COVID-19.  According to an email sent out by University Housing and Dining Services...

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COVID-19 Update

Angela Tam, COVID-19 Beat Reporter
March 4, 2021

There are 41 new COVID-19 cases reported on March 3 by the OSU Student Health Services involving students, faculty and staff affiliated with Oregon State University’s Corvallis campus.These case amounts...

TRACE works by obtaining informed consent of participants to collect their own nasal swab specimen to test for COVID-19. By randomly selecting thirty neighborhoods and choosing a random sample from within each of those census blocks, a random sample of households can be identified. 

TRACE Community provides COVID-19 testing in Redmond, Ore.

Luke Reynolds, OSU-Cascades Beat Reporter
February 8, 2021

TRACE Community, an organization within TRACE-COVID-19 led by Oregon State University that specializes in random prevalence testing of Oregon communities for COVID-19, has expanded to Redmond, Ore.TRACE-COVID-19...

An Oregon State University student learns how to install the Oregon Exposure Notifications Pilot Program on their phone. The program will use people’s Bluetooth to alert them if another user is potentially exposing them to COVID-19.  

Oregon exposure notifications pilot system expanded to OSU

Tam Tong, News Contributor
January 4, 2021

Students, faculty and staff at Oregon State University can help slow down the spread of COVID-19 by participating in a pilot project of Oregon Exposure Notifications System, a collaboration between OSU...

Colin McNeil, TRACE employee, works at a testing center on the OSU Corvallis campus. OSU’s TRACE Project is located between the Kelley Engineering Center and Student Health Services. 

TRACE program receives $2 million grant

Cara Nixon, News Contributor
January 4, 2021

Oregon State University’s TRACE COVID-19 program will receive a $2 million grant from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation; such funds will allow researchers to expand their efforts nationally during...

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OSU cumulative COVID-19 cases updated

Angela Tam, COVID-19 Beat Reporter
November 19, 2020

There are a cumulative total of 230 cases of COVID-19 reported by the Benton County Health Department including — but not limited to — students, faculty and staff affiliated with Oregon State University’s...

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OSU collaborates with OHA to test COVID-19 smartphone alert system; wastewater prevalence shows COVID-19 on campus

Angela Tam, COVID-19 Beat Reporter
November 12, 2020

Oregon State University officials announced Thursday that traces of COVID-19 have been found during the TRACE project’s wastewater prevalence testing of on-campus residence halls.In an all students email...

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COVID-19 present on OSU campus; TRACE OSU testing available

the Baro Staff
October 1, 2020

Up to 1,000 students, faculty and staff at Oregon State University may be voluntarily tested randomly for COVID-19 weekly through the TRACE OSU project.According to an email sent on Sept. 30 to all OSU...

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