University Monitors COVID-19 Through Saliva Testing

Emily Zendt reports for PBS on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign RT-PCR testing protocol in this interesting article.


One out of 50 COVID-19 tests in the U.S. are processed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The vlog article shows how UIUC researchers are tracking the spread of the coronavirus on campus, and how the University became a model of testing for other flagship universities.


Large scale, accurate, asymptomatic saliva testing is protecting the University student body and faculty, alongside other public health measures. University of Illinois continues to operate despite surging COVID-19 infection rates in the United States of America.


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