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Testing site leads, Kristi Ray (left) and Savannah Kirk (right) waiting for patients to enter the testing room at the Colusa Hall testing site on Feb. 10.

COVID testing, positive cases declining on campus foreshadows spike

Melvin Bui, Editor-in-Chief // February 15, 2022

The number of people being tested and vaccinated in the Universities' community has been declining. Not everyone has been taking advantage of the on-campus testing sites. The busiest day of COVID testing...

The line to get into the Colusa testing center extends far out the door, with nearly two dozen staff and students outside. Photo by Noah Herbst, taken Jan. 24.

Chico State opens new testing site to mitigate spread of COVID

Melvin Bui, Editor-in-Chief // January 25, 2022

Students and employees can register for free PCR tests without appointments at Chico State’s new COVID testing site at Colusa Hall in Room 111/112, Mondays through Fridays from noon to 4:30 p.m., starting...

Christian Hammond solely operates the BC19.Live dashboard which tracks COVID-19 data pertaining to Butte County.

One-man job: data-tracking the pandemic in Butte County

Kimberly Morales, Reporter // October 13, 2021

In the wake of the pandemic, one man brought it upon himself to regularly aggregate COVID-19 data to paint a more complete picture of how infection was spreading across Butte County. More than a year...

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