Coronavirus FAQ: I'm an employee. Can I receive walk-up testing on campus?

September 17, 2020

Walk-up testing is reserved for students who have been identified through contact tracing, or who feel they may have been exposed. Faculty and staff who are having COVID-19 symptoms, should 1) leave work immediately if they are at work and self-isolate, 2) notify their supervisor, and 3) contact Penn State Occupational Medicine at 814-863-8492 or Occupational Medicine will determine whether faculty and staff need to be tested and whether the test should be ordered through their family physician or through Occupational Medicine. It is important to contact Occupational Medicine, because its staff will contact the employee’s supervisor and the University’s Absence Management on their behalf to inform them about when they will be out of the office and when they may be able to return. If an employees is working remotely, Occupational Medicine will still be able to advise them about testing. Employees may also wish to consult this chart if they have questions about how to proceed if they feel ill or feel that they may have been exposed. 

Additional information for all employees is available at Employees who are selected for random surveillance testing will be contacted by email with instructions, and will have their tests completed on campus. More information about surveillance testing is available here.

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Last Updated September 17, 2020