Surveillance testing negative for third week in a row
Kerrville, TX – Today, Schreiner University conducted its third week of surveillance testing for COVID-19 in accordance with the University’s published protocols. Under the direction of Peterson Health, the University conducted 55 student tests and 17 employee tests. These were rapid response tests that are statistically unlikely to return a false positive. After analyzing the tests at Peterson Regional Medical Center, all tests were negative.
“Good job, Mountaineers,” stated Dr. Charlie McCormick, Schreiner University President, in a statement to the campus community. “You’ve done it again! Thank you! Dean Hueber is soliciting recommendations from students about other opportunities for us to consider as we ease campus restrictions. We will be careful and cautious as we do this, but your ongoing attention to maintaining the safety of this campus gives us options we did not have several weeks ago.”
As McCormick indicated in his previous address to the campus, Schreiner University will take a steps towards easing some of the safety restrictions as the Schreiner Diner will be opened to students starting this evening for socially-distanced, in-person dining. The grab-and-go option will still be available to all students.
The campus remains closed to the general public at this time.
“Let me say this again: Today’s testing confirms the campus is a very safe place to be,” McCormick went on to say. “If you absolutely must travel, then be extra cautious, especially if you will be around people who may not be as comfortable with enhanced safety protocols (including mask wearing and social distancing) as you are. I encourage you to focus on finishing up this first term strong, and then get ready for the start of an equally good second term. You are winning in this struggle against the virus!”
Schreiner University will continue weekly surveillance testing of both employees and students. More information on Schreiner University’s safety protocols can be found at schreiner.edu.