Coronavirus FAQ: Where can employees go for COVID-19 testing?

November 19, 2020

— University Park: Through the month of November, all faculty and staff employees who are in the University’s “Return to Work” database may take advantage of a new process for voluntary asymptomatic COVID-19 testing. Employees can initiate this testing process online through Vault Health. Test kits will be mailed to home addresses and the test will be completed under virtual observation with Vault Health to complete the process. Starting Nov. 30 through Jan. 18, walk-up testing will be available from noon to 5 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Hintz Family Alumni Center for University Park employees listed in the Return to Work database. 

— Other Penn State locations: For faculty and staff at other Penn State locations who work on site, opt-in asymptomatic testing via a Vault Health 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 can initiate this testing process online through Vault Health. Test kits will be mailed to home addresses and the test will be completed under virtual observation with Vault Health to complete the process.

Employees who are not in the Return to Work database or who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should stay home and call their health care provider to arrange for a symptomatic test, or schedule an appointment at a publicly available COVID-19 testing site

Please continue to be mindful of wearing a mask, physical distancing, and hand hygiene, as these are the best prevention measures to avoid contracting COVID-19.

Last Updated November 19, 2020