UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (WTAJ) – At Penn State University, researchers are working on a new way for people to sniff out COVID-19 with the help of peel and sniff cards created by scientists.
A key symptom of the virus is a loss of smell, so the university has launched a campaign called “Stop, smell, and be well.”
The idea is to convince students and staff to build a smell check into their daily routine with the sniff cards.
John Hayes, Professor of Food Science at Penn State says, “It’s a multiple-choice test, right on the cards we give you a list and part of the job is to identify what you’re smelling.”
If you would fail the smell check, Penn State recommends quarantining and contacting a medical professional.
The release of these peel and sniff cards is currently being finalized.