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Colby College testing ‘going well,’ official overseeing health and safety plans says

Colby College’s COVID-19 testing program, as seen in this still image from a video produced by the Waterville college, has been underway since students, faculty and staff began returning to campus last month. Photo courtesy of Colby College

WATERVILLE — Only one person in the Colby College community is currently in isolation after testing positive for COVID, an employee who is expected to be released soon.

Five students are in quarantine because they had contact with someone who had the virus, through they have tested negative and are expected to be released soon.

Those results seem to indicate the college is doing well with its testing protocol, a $10 million program that tests students, staff and faculty regularly, with results being returned in an average of 17 hours.

The college is working with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Broad Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, MaineGeneral Health and

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