Penn State COVID-19 dashboard updated with testing data through Feb. 18

February 19, 2021

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 Feb. 18. Over the last seven days at University Park, 10,199 total tests have been administered, resulting in 91 positive cases, for a total seven-day positivity rate of 0.9%. This includes 87 student positive results from 9,957 student tests performed (0.9% positivity rate) and four employee positives from 242 employee tests (1.7% positivity rate).

Testing at all other Penn State campuses over the last seven days has resulted in 28 total positive results (26 students and two employees) out of 6,113 total tests administered (5,857 student tests and 256 employee tests).

Included in the dashboard’s daily testing data are tests performed as part of Penn State’s universal re-testing program, which began Feb. 15 and requires all students who are taking in-person classes or who are taking a fully remote or online course load while living in Centre County or within a 20-mile radius of a Penn State campus to be tested for COVID-19 during the first two weeks of in-person learning (Feb. 15 to 26). Detailed information about universal re-testing, including testing dates, times and locations by campus, is available here.

In addition to this required testing, Penn State has walk-up/on-demand and symptomatic testing options in place in order to identify potential positive cases in a timely manner, and the University is conducting contact tracing and utilizing quarantine and isolation housing to help limit spread of the virus. 

At University Park there are currently 34 students in quarantine and isolation housing, representing 9% of the total 400-room quarantine and isolation capacity at Eastview Terrace. There are currently 19 students in quarantine and isolation housing across all other Penn State campuses.

Visit Penn State’s official virus information website for detailed updates and information about the University’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Last Updated February 19, 2021