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Penn State COVID-19 dashboard updated with testing data through April 1

University Park community reminded that walk-up testing is closed Saturday

A member of the testing staff at Pegula Ice Arena helps a Penn State student prepare for a COVID-19 test. Walk-up testing for students on the University Park campus is available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday at Pegula Arena and the Hintz Family Alumni Center.  Credit: Patrick Mansell / Penn StateCreative Commons

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 1. Over the last seven days at University Park, 7,805 total tests have been administered, resulting in 235 positive cases, for a total seven-day positivity rate of 3%. This includes 225 student positive results from 7,032 student tests performed (3.2% positivity rate) and 10 employee positives from 773 employee tests (1.3% positivity rate).

The total seven-day positivity rate for on-demand testing at University Park is 3.4% (3.5% among students and 1.4% among employees. From random testing at University Park, the total seven-day positivity rate is 1.8% (2% among students and 1.2% among employees).

Testing at all other Penn State campuses over the last seven days has resulted in eight total positive results (six students and two employees) out of 967 total tests administered (762 student tests and 205 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 typically 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 symptoms of COVID-19 should continue to schedule testing appointments with University Health Services.

The Hintz Family Alumni Center walk-up testing location is closed today (April 2) and both walk-up locations will be closed on Saturday (April 3). University Park students with COVID-19 concerns on Saturday should contact UHS.

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 225 students in on-campus quarantine and isolation housing, representing 56% of the total 400-room quarantine and isolation capacity at Eastview Terrace. There are currently 21 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.

Last Updated April 08, 2021