Winston-Salem State receives a grant from the Thurgood Marshall Foundation
Winston-Salem State University has been awarded a $30,000.00 grant from the Thurgood Marshall College Fund led by Dr. Karen T. Williams, Director of the A. H. Ray Student Health Center, to conduct rapid COVID testing of students who present with symptoms of COVID and testing of students who are exposed to COVID.
For a third year, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the health of students at Winston-Salem State University. The Forsyth County transmission risk level is currently high according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) metrics, and it is anticipated to remain a concern for the fall semester.
The A. H. Ray Student Health Center staff provides COVID care and testing for students and monitors those who require isolation. COVID testing is key to a rapid response in identifying persons who are positive, testing of persons exposed, and in the management of clusters and outbreaks.
For the Fall 2022 term, the A.H. Ray Health Center clinical staff will conduct rapid COVID testing of students who present with symptoms of COVID and testing of students who are exposed to COVID. All students who are currently enrolled are eligible to receive care at the center and would be eligible for testing.
Expected outcomes with the use rapid COVID testing will allow early identification and isolation of persons who are contagious to slow the spread of disease.