Syracuse Spits Out New COVID-19 Testing Method

There will be no more swabbing at Syracuse. It'll be more like just spitting.

According to Vice Chancellor Mike Haynie, the university is swapping swabbing for a form of "minimally invasive" COVID-19 testing.

“Over the past month Syracuse University has been working to enhance the speed, scale and responsiveness of our testing protocol,” Haynie said in a campus-wide email, via The Daily Orange.

Individuals who undergo this form of testing can't eat, drink or brush their teeth for 30 minutes prior to, uh, salivating.

Syracuse used to swab to collect the saliva. But The Daily Orange described the new method this way:

"Saliva samples will be 'deposited directly' into a plastic tube in the new testing method, Haynie said. SU will share more information about how the tests will be administered in the coming weeks."

Deposited directly? Sounds like a spitting good time.