Latest round of UofL Co-Immunity Project testing open to all adults living in Jefferson County 4,000 participants needed by Nov. 15 to help better understand COVID-19

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    Drive-through testing with the Co-Immunity Project
    Drive-through testing with the Co-Immunity Project

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The third round of community testing for the Co-Immunity Project is underway and the University of Louisville is asking for the community’s help. The project to track COVID-19 in Metro Louisville led by researchers at UofL, is seeking adults age 18 and older who live in Jefferson County to volunteer to be tested for COVID-19, even if you have been tested before.

    The Co-Immunity Project involves testing a representative sample of Jefferson County residents to discover the true prevalence of COVID-19 infection as well as to learn how many people may have had the virus previously. Volunteers are administered a nasal swab to detect an active infection as well as a finger-stick blood test to detect antibodies to the virus, indicating a previous infection. Testing is free and no insurance is required.

    In order to ensure an accurate representation of the population of the county (gender, age, race, neighborhood), invitations to participate were sent to specific households throughout Jefferson County. Individuals who received the letter are encouraged to respond according to the information in that letter. However, any resident age 18 and over who lives in Jefferson County may volunteer to participate by making an appointment at http://bit.ly/uoflcovid or calling 1-833-313-0502 to request an appointment.

    Testing is done at convenient drive-through or walk-up locations throughout Jefferson County. Test results are provided and there is no charge to the volunteer.

    This round of testing will conclude on Nov. 15.

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    Co-Immunity Project Round 3 information
    Co-Immunity Project Round 3 information

     

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    Betty Coffman
    Betty Coffman is a Communications Coordinator focused on research and innovation at UofL. A UofL alumna and Louisville native, she served as a writer and editor for local and national publications and as an account services coordinator and copywriter for marketing and design firms prior to joining UofL’s Office of Marketing and Communications.