Penn State COVID-19 dashboard updated with testing data through April 22

April 23, 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 April 22. Over the last seven days at University Park, 4,994 total tests have been administered, resulting in 140 positive cases, for a total seven-day positivity rate of 2.8%. This includes 133 student positive results from 4,174 student tests performed (3.2% positivity rate) and seven employee positives from 820 employee tests (0.9% positivity rate).

The total seven-day positivity rate for on-demand testing at University Park is 3.6% (3.9% among students and 1% among employees). From random testing at University Park, the total seven-day positivity rate is 1.4% (1.6% among students and 0.7% among employees).

Testing at all other Penn State campuses over the last seven days has resulted in seven total positive results (six students and one employee) out of 830 total tests administered (630 student tests and 200 employee tests).

With the end of the spring semester and finals week approaching, all Penn State community members are urged to continue following all COVID-19 public health guidelines to help protect their own health and the health of others. This includes wearing face masks when required on campus and in the local community, avoiding large gatherings, and practicing physical distancing.

All students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of free coronavirus testing on campus prior to leaving for the summer. At University Park, walk-up testing for asymptomatic students is available at Pegula Ice Arena and the Hintz Family Alumni Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Students who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should schedule testing appointments with University Health Services.

Due to the COVID-19 vaccine clinic being held at Pegula Ice Arena through April 24, walk-up testing will only be offered at the Hintz Family Alumni Center on April 23-24.

At the Commonwealth Campuses, testing processes are defined for each campus and are typically administered by the local health center or other designated area. Specific details and hours can be obtained on campus through the campus Student Affairs office.

When a positive case is identified, Penn State moves quickly to conduct contact tracing to identify close contacts, and impacted students are placed in isolation or quarantine to limit further spread of the virus. At University Park, there are currently 69 students in on-campus quarantine and isolation housing, representing 17% of the total 400-room quarantine and isolation capacity at Eastview Terrace. There are currently 13 students in quarantine and isolation housing at other Penn State campuses.

For detailed updates and information about the University’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, visit Penn State’s official virus information website.

Last Updated April 26, 2021