Cornell College testing strategy featured in The New York Times

Cornell College was featured in a New York Times article published on Oct. 2, 2020. The story, “Colleges Learn How to Suppress Coronavirus: Extensive Testing,” focuses on the successful testing strategies of smaller schools. 

A portion of the article reads: Using $23 rapid antigen tests, which detect viral proteins and produce results in 30 minutes, the school is strategically sampling several hundred people in each 18-day block, including dorm residents, school employees and asymptomatic students with the highest risk of contact, the college’s president, Jonathan Brand, said.

When one employee tested positive, Mr. Brand said, the school quickly tested every contact, including nearly all of the students in the block cohort.

Cornell College was also recently featured on the front page of The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette.