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WSU Requiring Residential Students to Covid Test

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Wright State University (WSU) announced that residential students will be required to perform an at-home COVID-19 test in response to the holiday weekend.

BinaxNOW COVID-19 testing

WSU announced on Sept. 7 that residential students would be receiving a BinaxNOW COVID-19 test. They will need to be completed between Sept. 8 and 10 in order to keep the community safe.

As of Sept. 6, WSU has reported 13 new active cases of COVID-19 since Aug. 30.

“Housing staff will distribute tests to students on Wednesday, September 8th. Tests will be labeled; administer the test that has been assigned to you,” Wright State Physicians Student Health Services Director Genessa Merritt wrote in an email to students. 

The program for the COVID-19 testing is NAVICA, a testing program created by the company Abbot that the university used to conduct testing during Operation Move-In. Students will receive directions with their testing kit on how to use it and submit their results. 

To report issues with a COVID-19 test kit, email WSU Housing Director Dan Bertsos at

Kaitlyn Chrosniak

News Reporter