The Tricky Business Of Coronavirus Testing On College Campuses : Short Wave We hit the road with NPR Education Reporter Elissa Nadworny. She's been on a weekslong road trip to get an up-close view of how colleges across the U.S. are handling the pandemic. On today's show, she tells us how one university has been using mass testing to fight the spread of the coronavirus on its campus. It's a strategy that's run into some challenges, namely, student behavior.

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The Tricky Business Of Coronavirus Testing On College Campuses

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The Tricky Business Of Coronavirus Testing On College Campuses

The Tricky Business Of Coronavirus Testing On College Campuses

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Emily Garti, a junior studying nutrition, gets her twice-weekly COVID-19 test at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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Emily Garti, a junior studying nutrition, gets her twice-weekly COVID-19 test at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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We hit the road with NPR Education Reporter Elissa Nadworny. She's been on a weekslong road trip to get an up-close view of how colleges across the U.S. are handling the pandemic. On today's show, she tells us how one university has been using mass testing to fight the spread of the coronavirus on its campus. It's a strategy that's run into some challenges, namely, student behavior.

Elissa is continuing to cover how both virtual and in-person instruction is faring this fall. Check out more of Elissa's reporting:

For insights into the science surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, follow Maddie on Twitter @maddie_sofia. And to understand more about how all of this is playing out in education, follow Elissa @ElissaNadworny.

You can always reach the show by emailing shortwave@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Lauren Migaki and Rebecca Ramirez, edited by Viet Le and fact-checked by Ariela Zebede.