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Zero positives among more than 300 tested in Sackett residence hall, GEM apartment building

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Fifth round of Corvallis TRACE-COVID-19 sampling suggests three people in 1,000 have virus

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OSU wastewater sampling finds viral evidence in Sackett residence hall, GEM apartment building

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TRACE field staff working in neighborhood.
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Fifth round of Corvallis TRACE-COVID-19 sampling set for Sept. 26 and 27

Oregon State University will conduct its fifth round of door-to-door sampling throughout Corvallis this weekend on Sept. 26 and 27 for the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

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TRACE field staff member wearing mask.
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TRACE-OSU to support health and safety with in-person, wastewater SARS-CoV-2 testing

Oregon State University will extend its ongoing TRACE-COVID-19 project to support safer and healthier environments for its students, faculty and staff by providing weekly prevalence testing during fall term on OSU’s campuses in Corvallis and Bend. Prevalence testing also will occur at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport.

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Scientists recognized for research, service and mentoring excellence at 2020 University Day

Five faculty and scholars from the College of Science are among this year’s award recipients at University Day, OSU’s most prestigious annual awards for research mentoring, scholarship, teamwork, teaching and service.

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Fifth round of Corvallis TRACE-COVID-19 sampling postponed again as smoke persists

Oregon State University is again postponing its fifth round of door-to-door sampling in Corvallis for the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 because of continuing poor air quality caused by wildfires in the Pacific Northwest.

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Managing an epidemic with a groundbreaking public health project

Scientists at Oregon State University acted swiftly to the greatest public health emergency of our time, leveraging the College of Science’s unique capabilities in biomedical research and the quantitative sciences to investigate and contain the coronavirus crisis.

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TRACE field staff working in neighborhood.
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Fifth weekend of Corvallis TRACE-COVID-19 sampling to take place Sept. 12-13

Oregon State University will conduct a fifth round of door-to-door sampling in Corvallis this weekend on Sept. 12 and 13 for the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

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Tyler Radniecki, right, working in lab with student.
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Corvallis sewer surveillance: Novel coronavirus still present but trending downward

Genetic evidence in Corvallis wastewater of the virus that causes COVID-19 has been consistently detected at moderate levels for the past month following a late July spike, said Tyler Radniecki, associate professor of environmental engineering at Oregon State University.

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Gloved hand holding water test tube above wastewater.
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Oregon State receives Oregon Health Authority grant to expand Coronavirus Sewer Surveillance

Oregon State University has received a $1.2 million grant from the Oregon Health Authority to expand its Coronavirus Sewer Surveillance project throughout Oregon to comb community wastewater systems for genetic evidence of the virus that causes COVID-19.

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TRACE results suggest 17% of Hermiston community infected with SARS-CoV-2

Preliminary results from random door-to-door TRACE-COVID-19 sampling by Oregon State University last weekend suggest that 17% of the Hermiston community had the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 on July 25-26.

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