Howard University and up to nine other schools will receive millions of dollars from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to support campus coronavirus testing facilities and expand screening for thousands of students at historically Black colleges and universities, the foundation announced Tuesday.

The foundation’s three-year, $15 million donation will equip as many as 10 schools to be testing hubs that process tests for the novel coronavirus that are administered at other HBCUs in their regions.

“This will give us a different level of capacity,” said Wayne A.I. Frederick, the president of Howard.

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