(CBSDFW.COM/AP) – The Big 12 announced Friday it has secured access to COVID-19 antigen testing that produces rapid results and will be used the day before competition on players, coaches and staff.
The partnership with Virtual Care for Families calls for a testing program that will use Quidel Rapid Antigen tests. The Pac-12 recently announced a partnership with Quidel that will provide its schools with the capacity to test daily and get results in about 15 minutes.READ MORE: Some Dallas ISD Students Go Back To School In 1 Week
The Big 12 said it expects the same timeframe from the Quidel tests.READ MORE: American Airlines Experiencing Fuel Shortages At Some Airports
The Big 12, like the other five college football conferences currently moving forward with a fall season, is requiring its 10 schools to test athletes three times per week during competition. The conference said each school is responsible for the other weekly tests.
Sept. 11’s football game between TCU and SMU was postponed after some TCU student-athletes and staff members from the football program tested positive for COVID-19.MORE NEWS: Former President Trump Endorses Ken Paxton To Be Re-Elected As Texas Attorney General
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