- 3,000 LSU sorority girls were required to get COVID tests in less than 48 hours.
- There were only two approved testing sites and it resulted in disarray.
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Louisiana State University begins its Greek rush this weekend and it got off to a chaotic start. Members of multiple fraternities and sororities were required to get tested for COVID-19 but had less than 48 hours.
A notice sent out to certain of Greek chapters on Thursday morning told them that they must get tested at an approved on-campus site by 6 p.m. on Friday. The memo went out after “high traces” of COVID appeared in wastewater testing results taken from parts of the campus.
As a result, 3,000 sorority and fraternity members (mostly sorority girls) hurried to get tested at two approved sites— at the same time. It was utter mayhem.
The wastewater COVID testing program has been in place at LSU since Fall 2020. Tests are run a few times a week at various areas around campus including residence halls, the rec center and Greek houses.
When an area shows high traces of the virus, all students in that area are contacted and required to get a COVID test. Because of the packed schedule for rush practice and meetings leading up to the weekend, time was of the essence.
With 3,000 girls getting the same email at the same time, it became a massive race to the approved sites. Lines were out the doors and it took some girls more than half of a day to get tested.
Fortunately, in-person rush was able to continue as scheduled and the girls are all did up accordingly.
Keep up with all of the girls and their houses on TikTok.