Watch Live: SDSU details COVID-19 ‘surveillance testing plan’

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SAN DIEGO — San Diego State University leaders announced Tuesday a new COVID-19 surveillance testing plan for students.

SDSU said the university will expand their existing testing options and require all students who live in on-campus housing to get tested, with limited exceptions.

The university has seen 644 confirmed cases and four probable cases of COVID-19 among students since the start of fall semester Aug. 24.

SDSU said the mandatory testing will start Wednesday, Sept. 16, and continue through Saturday, Sept. 19, and again on Monday, Sept. 21, with a target of testing about 500 students daily.

SDSU plans to hold a 3 p.m. news conference about the new testing plan. You can watch it live here.

Full notice sent to students:

Dear SDSU Community,We have made COVID-19 testing available for all enrolled students since August 11, and we have been very pleased by the high percentage of students who have voluntarily sought regular testing. We have also expanded access to testing for students at multiple sites, and for our faculty and staff, through a partnership with the San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA).As part of the next step in our health and safety efforts, and in partnership with HHSA, we have developed a …

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