UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State released its preliminary coronavirus testing results for the period of Oct. 30 to Nov. 5 on its COVID-19 dashboard today (Nov. 6). The University Park campus received 136 positive on-demand test results and nine positive random test results from student testing during the period of Oct. 30 to Nov. 5. As of Nov. 5 at University Park, there are 232 active student cases and 3,840 students have completed their isolation period and are no longer active cases.
There also are two new random testing positive results among employees at University Park for the period of Oct. 30 to Nov. 5.
Tests administered later in the week are still pending results, which can take 48 hours or more and will be included in the dashboard update on Tuesday, Nov. 10.
The data for the week of Oct. 23 to 29 also has been updated as additional test results came in and were validated. The dashboard, when updated and posted with new data, is only a snapshot at that one point in time and cannot be considered a final reporting as test results are still pending for the Oct. 30 to Nov. 5 time period.
“With two weeks of on-campus learning remaining for the fall semester, we are calling on all of our students to be forward-thinking with their actions so that they don’t unknowingly carry the virus home to their families and local communities,” said Penn State President Eric J. Barron. “That starts with signing up today for COVID-19 testing before departing campus for Thanksgiving break. It also means being even more vigilant in following all public health requirements for masking and social distancing, and taking extra care to limit interactions that carry a greater risk for virus exposure.”
Students can schedule departure testing now for all campuses by using the Return Home Event on the Penn State Go App or by visiting virusinfo.psu.edu/departure-testing.
University Park On-Demand Student Testing Positive Results by Week: