AWS Partners with RAIN Incubator to Keep our Community Safe
Annie Wright Schools have partnered with RAIN Incubator in Tacoma to provide regular COVID-19 testing to our faculty, dorm students and student-facing staff. RAIN uses saliva-based testing, a non-invasive alternative to the nasal swab, with an efficacy that is 3-4 times more accurate than the Abbott test (used at Walgreens, etc.), meaning fewer false negative and false positive test results.
Twice monthly, RAIN collects sewage samples from seven different locations on campus, serving as a way to test our community for COVID-19. The location-based testing allows RAIN to zone in on a specific building should the sewage test positive.
Anonymous data collected from the saliva-based and sewage testing is part of RAIN’s COVID-19 research study. Their team hopes to help produce a vaccine as well as antibody immunity. RAIN has already developed a blood test that can determine if someone has had COVID before.