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Mercer reports 10 new COVID-19 cases

Mercer reports 10 new COVID-19 cases

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief

October 17, 2020

Mercer University announced 10 new cases of COVID-19 across its campuses in its weekly testing summary posted Friday.

Mercer begins undergraduate COVID-19 surveillance testing 

Mercer begins undergraduate COVID-19 surveillance testing 

Mary Helene Hall, Managing Editor

September 13, 2020

Mercer University began surveillance testing on the Macon campus for undergraduate students on Sept. 1. The university previously began this testing procedure in graduate and professional programs in Macon and Atlanta on Aug. 25. 

BREAKING: Forty-five students, two employees test positive for COVID-19

BREAKING: Forty-five students, two employees test positive for COVID-19

Lars Lonnroth, News Editor

September 4, 2020

Mercer University saw an additional 47 positive coronavirus cases during the week of Aug. 28 to Sept. 3.

Mercer University updates COVID-19 protocols following new CDC guidelines

Mercer University updates COVID-19 protocols following new CDC guidelines

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief

September 1, 2020

Mercer University quietly changed its COVID-19 protocols in a document posted to its coronavirus page Tuesday. The document is an updated version of one that was released in June. The updates reduce the amount of time a student who tests positive for COVID-19 must be fever-free before ending their self-isolation and removes a previous suggestion that a student test negative twice before ending self-isolation. 

BREAKING: Mercer announces 17 new COVID-19 cases

BREAKING: Mercer announces 17 new COVID-19 cases

Mary Helene Hall, Managing Editor

August 28, 2020

There are 17 new positive cases of coronavirus between Mercer’s Macon and Atlanta campuses, according to a weekly testing summary from the university released Friday.

Mercer opens COVID-19 testing lab on campus

Mercer University opened a COVID-19 testing laboratory on its Macon campus. Photo provided by Mercer University Marketing Communications

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief

August 22, 2020

The lab, operated by Mercer’s School of Medicine and affiliated primary care practice Mercer Medicine, staffs three technicians and can conduct about 740 tests per day with results released within two business days.

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