Oregon State University’s TRACE-COVID-19 Community testing is coming to Eugene. TRACE teams will visit randomly-selected Eugene households on Nov. 7 and 8 in a representative set of neighborhoods. Participation is voluntary.
All selected individuals will receive a simple, painless TRACE-COVID-19 home test kit developed by a team of scientists and public health experts at Oregon State University. Participants will use the kit inside their home and then leave it outside for TRACE field staff to pick up.
Participants in the TRACE project are helping public health leaders understand the prevalence of the virus that causes COVID-19 in their communities and how prevalence is changing over time. With a clearer understanding of how the virus spreads, public health leaders and health care providers can make informed decisions about policies, as well as the use of time and resources to slow the spread of the virus and minimize its impacts. The results also help community members make personal decisions about their own health care and that of family members.
The program has been conducted in multiple communities since April 2020 including Corvallis, Bend, Newport and Hermiston.
Learn more about the project and how to participate