11/24: COVID-19 dashboard updated with results from departure, weekend testing

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State has updated its public COVID-19 dashboard with the University’s on-demand testing and random testing results from tests administered during the period of Nov. 20 to 22, as well as new University testing results from the prior week. As of Nov. 23 at University Park, there are 348 active student cases, up from 318 at the last update on Nov. 20, and 4,462 students have completed their isolation period and are no longer active cases. 

For the period of Nov. 20 to 22, the University Park campus received 10 positive on-demand testing results and no positive random testing results from student testing. The University’s random testing for the fall semester ended on Nov. 20.

Results received with respect to tests conducted during the week of Nov. 13 to 19 have added 212 positive on-demand student testing results and one additional positive student random testing result for the University Park campus for that week. This brings the current total for the University Park campus for Nov. 13 to 19 to 376 positive on-demand testing results and three positive random testing results from student testing.

The on-demand testing numbers include the results of student departure testing, which concluded on Nov. 19 at University Park. In total, 14,949 departure tests were performed from Nov. 12 to 19, with 341 positive results received as of today’s update. University-wide, more than 17,500 student departure tests were conducted, with 431 positive results. The few tests that are awaiting results will be validated and uploaded to the dashboard for the next update, which will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 1, due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

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All students who tested positive have been contacted by the University’s contact tracing team. These students also have received health guidance and been advised to isolate so as to prevent further transmission of the virus. Some of the reported positive cases are from students who are not presently living on or near Penn State campuses.

Among employees at the University Park campus, there are two new on-demand testing positive results and three new random testing positive results for the period of Nov. 13 to 19, and one new random testing positive result for the period of Nov. 20 to 22.

University Park On-Demand and Student Testing Positive Results by Week:

University Park On-Demand and Student Testing Positive Results by Week 11 24 20

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Commonwealth Campus test results

Since the last update on Friday (Nov. 20), the dashboard indicates new student testing results at the following campus locations:

  • Abington: two on-demand testing positives for the period of Nov. 13 to 19
  • Altoona: seven on-demand testing positives and one random testing positive for the period of Nov. 13 to 19
  • Behrend (Erie): two on-demand testing positives and one random testing positive for the period of Nov. 13 to 19
  • Berks: two on-demand testing positives for the period of Nov. 13 to 19
  • DuBois: two on-demand testing positives for the period of Nov. 13 to 19
  • Harrisburg: nine on-demand testing positives for the period of Nov. 13 to 19
  • Hershey: three on-demand testing positives for the period of Nov. 13 to 19
  • Lehigh Valley: one on-demand testing positive for the period of Nov. 13 to 19
  • New Kensington: one on-demand testing positive for the period of Nov. 6 to 12, one on-demand testing positive and one random testing positive for the period of Nov. 13 to 19, and one random testing positive for the period of Nov. 20 to 22
  • Schuylkill: four on-demand testing positives for the period of Nov. 13 to 19
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For employee testing, the following campuses have reported positive test results since the last update:

  • Hazleton: one on-demand testing positive for the period of Nov. 20 to 22
  • Mont Alto: one on-demand testing positive for the period of Nov. 13 to 19
  • Shenango: one on-demand testing positive for the period of Nov. 13 to 19

Students who are concerned about COVID-19 exposure or who are experiencing symptoms during the remote learning period are urged to seek testing immediately and take steps to limit contact with others. University Health Services at University Park will continue to be available to students living on campus or in the local community during the remote learning period, and students can schedule an appointment online using myUHS. Students living on or near other Penn State campuses should seek care at their campus’ health services or a local provider. Students who exhibit COVID-19 symptoms while at home during the remote learning period should consult a local health care provider. If positive, students should self-isolate in accordance with all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Pennsylvania Department of Health guidelines.

For the latest updates and information on Penn State’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, including frequently asked questions and information specific for students, faculty and staff about the transition to remote instruction, visit Penn State’s official coronavirus information website.


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