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Big 12 to Implement Rapid COVID-19 Tests Day Before Games

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The Big 12 announced Friday it has secured access to COVID-19 antigen testing that produces rapid results and will be used the day before games on players, coaches and staff.

The partnership with Virtual Care for Families calls for a testing program that will use Quidel Rapid Antigen tests.

The Pac-12 recently announced a partnership with Quidel that will provide its schools with the capacity to test daily and get results in about 15 minutes.

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The Big 12 said it expects the same timeframe from the Quidel tests.

The Big 12, like the other five college football conferences currently moving forward with a fall season, is requiring its 10 schools to test athletes three times per week during competition.

The conference said each school is responsible for the other weekly tests.

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