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    Dear Colleagues, After 40 years of a fabulous nursing career, I will be retiring at the end of this semester. No, COVID did not beat me down! I actually stayed on to see us successfully reopen to full capacity and so far we have been successful in staying ...

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    We also have both the Quidel Sofia 2 and BD Veritor Machines.  We have had quite a few false positives with the Quidel.  It​ occurs most often in students who had COVID-19 four to six months ago. We have had 1 asymptomatic positive with the BD Veritor ...

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    Thanks Sherrie. Do you find that the back up PCRs you send on the negatives from the antigen tests in symptomatic patients correspond accurately with the PCR? Thanks, Pam Pam Dolata, MSN, FNP-BC Student Health Center Director and ...

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    We are using the BD Veritor rapid antigen test at JMU. We are also fortunate to have the Cepheid for rapid PCR. We have found the BD to be very useful. Very nice to have turnaround times of 15-20 minutes. We are using it for symptomatic persons presenting ...

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    We are using the BD Veritor for asymptomatic, symptomatic and random testing.  Any negative symptomatic gets sent to lab for verification (PCR).  The  BD machine has been great for us because it is nice to find same day positives and get them isolated ...

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    Hi everyone, For those schools who have in person classes, how are you managing classmates of a positive case? If they are more than 6 feet apart and therefore not officially close contacts, are you still recommending that these students quarantine ...

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