UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State this week is offering on-demand, asymptomatic COVID-19 testing for faculty and staff who are working on campus at University Park and wish to be tested.
From Sept. 29 to Oct. 2, walk-up COVID-19 testing for employees who are listed in the University’s Return to Work database is available in the basement level of the HUB Parking Deck. The testing center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is open for employees only from 9 to 10 a.m. each day.
This walk-up testing is voluntary and does not replace mandatory surveillance testing. Employees should work with their supervisor to request time to obtain COVID-19 testing. Registration is not required. Employees who wish to be tested must bring identification and a smart phone and refrain from eating, drinking, chewing, or smoking 30 minutes before arriving for their tests.
Employees who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 will not be tested at the walk-up testing site. Any employee who feels sick with COVID-19-like symptoms should stay home and call their health care provider to arrange for a symptomatic test.
Depending on need and what is learned during the employee testing this week, the University is exploring continuing employee on-demand testing beyond this week.