University completes first week of asymptomatic testing protocol, ‘reassuring’ initial results support public health measures

Photo showing asymptomatic Covid-19 testing taking place outdoors at Princeton University Stadium Concourse in a clinic set up with appropriate social distancing and public health protocols.

More than 4,000 Princeton University students and employees approved to be on campus for the fall semester were tested during the first week of Princeton’s comprehensive asymptomatic COVID-19 testing protocol, which concluded Friday, Aug. 28. The testing, which is part of the University’s public health plan to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, is required for members of the University community who have been approved to be and are physically on campus for at least 8 hours per week.