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COVID Update: Delay in November 18 Results

Hello,

We received the following update from the Broad Institute this morning, regarding the delay in test results from Wednesday, November 18:

  • The processing issue has been resolved
  • There continues to be a backlog of tests and reporting of results
  • Approximately 80 percent of our tests from Wednesday have been processed
  • The Broad processed approximately 40,000 tests overnight (from all Broad accounts) and they have increased staffing to maximize their ability to process tests
  • They received a record number of new tests in the last 24 hours and are expecting similar numbers to arrive today (Friday). This is from ALL Broad accounts, not just Emerson.  
  • The Broad has let us know that the average turnaround times are currently higher than normal, and you should expect temporary turnaround times of 36-48 hours through the weekend.

Thank you for your continued cooperation. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Erik Muurisepp
COVID-19 Lead
AVP, Campus Life

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