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SOU does not test all students. Neither Jackson County Public Health nor the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend universal testing of students. Universal testing does not reduce transmission beyond what can be accomplished through prevention measures (e.g. social distancing, cloth face coverings, hand washing, and enhanced cleaning). The campus is partnering with Valley Immediate Care to conduct COVID testing for students who experience symptoms and/or have been in recent contact with individuals who may have tested positive. Students are referred to Valley Immediate Care for testing.