R.I. is sampling wastewater for early warnings on COVID-19 spread

THE RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH is testing wastewater to analyze and track the presence of COVID-19 in the state's communities. The program, funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is called the National Wastewater Surveillance System. / COURTESY U.S. CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
THE RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH is testing wastewater to analyze and track the presence of COVID-19 in the state's communities. The program, funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is called the National Wastewater Surveillance System. / COURTESY U.S. CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is sampling its wastewater for signs of COVID-19 in hopes health officials will get early warnings about where and how the virus is spreading and be able to mobilize resources faster. The R.I. Department of Health began participating in a program in June that is funded by the U.S. Centers for…

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