Iowa State University said in a news release Tuesday that 175 students living in residence halls and campus apartments have tested positive for Covid-19.
"The final days of move-in testing at Lied Recreation Center wrapped up on Sunday," read the release. "For the two weeks of COVID-19 testing, 8,094 students living in the residence halls and campus apartments were tested and 175, or 2.2%, tested positive, and 7,919, or 97.8%, tested negative."
Director of Thielen Student Health Center Erin Baldwin said that the goal of move-in testing was to identify positive cases and intervene to mitigate the spread of the infection.
"Students who tested positive are required to isolate for 10 days. About half of the students are isolating in isolation rooms provided by the department of residence," added the release. "Quarantine rooms are also available for students notified through contact tracing that they were exposed to a positive case."
Students moving into the residence halls after Aug. 16 will complete the required testing at TSHC's mobile lab, according to the release.
"Now that move-in testing is complete, TSHC will provide testing for students, faculty and staff with symptoms of COVID-19," read the release. "Additional surveillance testing may be used in targeted areas throughout the fall."