May 30, 2023

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Denver testing raw sewage to learn more about COVID-19

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DENVER (KDVR) — Denver has started a new pilot program testing wastewater at specific locations across the city for signs of COVID-19. 

In March, Denver’s Department of Public Health and Environment began collecting samples from the raw sewage at two elementary schools. Samples are taken twice per week and tested at the state lab for COVID. 

“Wastewater testing is not new. We were using it throughout the course of the pandemic but it was happening at the state level,” Courtney Ronner, Denver’s COVID-19 public information officer, said.

According to Ronner, Colorado health officials did their testing at wastewater facilities that contained mixtures of wastewater from multiple…

Ashley Michels

2023-04-06 22:35:35

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