Coronavirus FAQ: Is there walk-up testing at Pegula this weekend and beyond?

November 05, 2020

Walk-up COVID-19 testing at Pegula Ice Arena will not be offered this Saturday, Nov. 7, due to the home football game against Maryland. In addition, the hours for walk-up testing will change to noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8. These adjustments to testing hours are being made as a result of low demand during the season’s first home football weekend.

The walk-up testing site will resume its normal operating hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 9, with employee-only hours available from 9 to 10 a.m. on weekdays for those listed in the University’s Return to Work database.

With the start of voluntary student departure testing on Nov. 12, walk-up virus testing at Pegula for students and employees will close at the end of the day on Nov. 11.

Asymptomatic students at University Park should instead visit to schedule a departure testing appointment between Nov. 12 and Nov. 19 at the Bryce Jordan Center. Commonwealth Campus students also can schedule departure testing and see the specific testing options offered at each campus by visiting

For employees, voluntary asymptomatic COVID-19 testing is available as follows:

University Park: For faculty and staff who have been working on campus at University Park, asymptomatic walk-up COVID-19 testing will close at the end of the day on Nov. 11. Beginning immediately and continuing through the month of November, all faculty and staff employees who are in the ‘Return to Work’ database may take advantage of a new process for voluntary asymptomatic COVID-19 testing. Employees wishing to initiate this process should visit Test kits will be mailed to home addresses and the test will be completed under virtual observation with Vault Health to complete the process.

University Park in-person testing options will resume after Thanksgiving week. Those details are being planned for December and will be announced soon.

— Commonwealth Campuses: For instructors or staff at Commonwealth Campuses who work on campus and wish to take part in asymptomatic COVID-19 testing prior to the Nov. 20 departure, opt-in voluntary testing via a Vault mail-in kit is available. This program will continue through Jan. 11, 2021. Testing will continue to be available only to employees who are listed in the University’s ‘Return to Work’ database. Employees who wish to participate in the voluntary testing program may do so by visiting Test kits will be mailed to your home address and you will participate in a virtual appointment with Vault Health to complete the process.

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Last Updated November 05, 2020