After Mclennan County received tests from federal and state governments, the county has given Baylor University some 5,000 COVID-19 tests to implement a surge testing program for off-campus students.
The school reportedly said in an email Tuesday that tests will be distributed to students throughout the end of October, according to the student newspaper the Baylor Lariat.
“Baylor will continue its weekly surveillance testing program during surge testing. The HHS surge testing will focus on off-campus students, while regular surveillance testing will include only on-campus students,” the email said.
Twenty-five-hundred off-campus students will be randomly tested each week. The move comes after a recommendation of White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, Dr. Deborah Birx, due to the number of greater Waco, Texas community members that off-campus students interact with regularly.