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 15. Over the last seven days at University Park, 5,250 total tests have been administered, resulting in 136 positive cases, for a total seven-day positivity rate of 2.6%. This includes 119 student positive results from 4,453 student tests performed (2.7% positivity rate) and 17 employee positives from 797 employee tests (2.1% positivity rate).
The total seven-day positivity rate for on-demand testing at University Park is 3% (3% among students and 2.5% among employees). From random testing at University Park, the total seven-day positivity rate is 1.8% (1.8% among students and 1.7% among employees).
Testing at all other Penn State campuses over the last seven days has resulted in 13 total positive results (13 students and no employees) out of 1,101 total tests administered (851 student tests and 250 employee tests).
Any student at University Park who has recently traveled, interacted with individuals outside of their “pod,” or believe they may have been exposed to COVID-19 is encouraged to take advantage of free walk-up coronavirus testing on campus. 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., Monday through Saturday. Students who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should schedule testing appointments with University Health Services.
There will be no COVID-19 testing at Pegula Ice Arena or Beaver Stadium on Saturday, April 17, due to Penn State football’s spring practice. However, Hintz Family Alumni Center will remain open for walk-up testing and the 101 N. Atherton St. testing site will remain open for random testing on Saturday. Testing at the Commonwealth Campuses remains unchanged.
As a reminder, first-year students planning to attend Saturday’s football practice are required to wear face masks at all times and practice physical distancing. In addition, University parking lots will be closed, and tailgating will not be permitted in an effort to minimize congregating. With the end of the spring semester and finals week approaching, all Penn State community members are urged to continue following all COVID-19 public health guidelines to help protect their own health and the health of others.
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 79 students in on-campus quarantine and isolation housing, representing 20% of the total 400-room quarantine and isolation capacity at Eastview Terrace. There are currently 27 students in quarantine and isolation housing at other Penn State campuses.
For detailed updates and information about the University’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, visit Penn State’s official virus information website.