Residents of two Columbia University residence halls are being required to get immediate COVID-19 tests after the virus was detected in building sewage, according to a campus outlet.
Those who refuse to get screened are subject to ejection from campus housing, officials said in a Monday note.
“The presence of Covid-19 has been detected in the wastewater of both Broadway Residence Hall & Wien Residence Hall through Columbia’s enhanced campus testing program,” school staff wrote Monday.
More municipalities are testing sewage to monitor the prevalence of COVID-19 among specific populations.
Bergen County, which began testing wastewater in partnership with Columbia