UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State’s COVID-19 dashboard has been updated to show the results of University-provided coronavirus testing at all campus locations through April 22. Over the last seven days at University Park, 4,096 total tests have been administered, resulting in 106 positive cases, for a total seven-day positivity rate of 2.6%. This includes 99 student positive results from 3,380 student tests performed (2.9% positivity rate) and seven employee positives from 716 employee tests (1% positivity rate).
The total seven-day positivity rate for on-demand testing at University Park is 3.2% (3.5% among students and 1.2% among employees). From random testing at University Park, the total seven-day positivity rate is 1.6% (1.9% among students and 0.8% among employees).
Testing at all other Penn State campuses over the last seven days has resulted in 18 total positive results (18 students and no employees) out of 644 total tests administered (468 student tests and 176 employee tests).
The final day of random COVID-19 testing for the spring semester will be Friday, April 30. However, all students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of free coronavirus testing on campus prior to leaving for the summer. Students should plan to be tested about three days in advance of their planned departure and minimize their interactions with others after testing, while continuing to follow all public health guidelines for masking and physical distancing.
At University Park, walk-up testing for asymptomatic students is available at Pegula Ice Arena and the Hintz Family Alumni Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 30 to May 6, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, May 7, at Pegula only. There will be no walk-up testing at either Hintz or Pegula on Saturday, May 8, due to commencement.
At the Commonwealth Campuses, testing processes are defined for each campus and are typically administered by the local health center or other designated area. Specific details and hours can be obtained on campus through the campus Student Affairs office.
University Park students who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should continue to schedule testing appointments with University Health Services. Students at other Penn State campuses should seek symptomatic testing from their campus health center or a local provider.
When a positive case is identified, Penn State moves quickly to conduct contact tracing to identify close contacts, and impacted students are placed in isolation or quarantine to limit further spread of the virus. At University Park, there are currently 64 students in on-campus quarantine and isolation housing, representing 16% of the total 400-room quarantine and isolation capacity at Eastview Terrace. There are currently 14 students in quarantine and isolation housing at other Penn State campuses.
Starting with the week of May 10, the University’s COVID-19 dashboard will be updated twice weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays and will follow that schedule for the remainder of the summer.
For detailed updates and information about the University’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, visit Penn State’s official virus information website.