by MTU Flex Task Force
Our moving 14-day total of detected COVID-19 cases continues to decline, from 63 last week to 48 this week, and our weekly surveillance detection rate remains low at 1.5%. On-campus isolation capacity remains very strong, with less than 6 percent of spaces occupied at this time. Our testing statistics web page now includes a downloadable document containing historical data from the Michigan Tech testing program from September 10 to present day. This document will continue to be updated moving forward.
In order to continue to support the greater community, Michigan Tech has offered space for a COVID-19 testing event for Copper Country residents. This testing, organized by the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department and conducted by the Michigan National Guard, will occur this Saturday, October 3, in the parking lot between Gates Tennis Center and the football stadium. This is on-demand (no appointment needed), drive-up, nasopharyngeal testing. This testing is not part of Michigan Tech’s testing program. If Michigan Tech community members choose to participate, they will need to report their test results using the Report a COVID-19 Test form. Results will not come directly to Michigan Tech.
Thank you for everything you are doing to keep our community protected and safe. If you have any questions regarding Michigan Tech’s surveillance testing program, please visit mtu.edu/flex/testing.