SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 Wastewater Surveillance & Testing Resources
Near Real-Time Surveillance for Potential Outbreaks
Wastewater testing can be used to detect coronavirus and other pathogens shed in the community. It provides a more complete snapshot than clinical testing and can serve as an early warning system for COVID-19 and other disease outbreaks. The shed viruses are detectable in wastewater samples days before symptoms appear, providing information about infection within a community at many levels.