Fresno State to offer weekly COVID-19 testing for students, staff through mid-January

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Fresno State announced its plans for the spring 2021 semester after a fall semester that included mostly remote learning.

Outgoing University President Dr. Joseph Castro sent an email to the campus saying plans may need to be adjusted due to a surge of COVID-19 cases in Fresno County.

For now, however, administrators plan for a 15% increase in the daily campus population.

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More than 2,800 students are expected to be enrolled in a total of 320 in-person classes, compared to the 101 in-person courses during the fall semester.

The university has been offering free COVID-19 testing monthly, but testing will now be offered weekly at no cost for students, faculty, and staff who have been approved to be on campus through mid-January.

Daily health screenings and temperature checks will be required of anyone on campus on weekdays during the spring semester.
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