Wastewater Surveillance to Monitor the COVID-19 Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has become a dire public health crisis, with global case counts continuing to rise. Current containment strategies rely on clinical case counts, but these are limited by testing capacity. Wastewater surveillance is an orthogonal method to monitor disease prevalence that is unbiased by such constraints. Here we report public health insights gleaned from longitudinal sampling of Boston-area wastewater during the first wave of the pandemic and offer perspectives on adapting our methods for building-level surveillance.