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

More than 17,500 students University-wide completed COVID-19 testing prior to Thanksgiving break

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cases, up from 318 at the last update on Nov. 20, and 4,462 students have completed their isolation period and are no longer active cases.

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As part of a layered approach to mitigating the spread of coronavirus, Penn State is committed to conducting random testing on all of its campuses.

The University is currently testing ~1% of its population of students, staff, and faculty who are residing in campus communities this fall. This random testing currently selects individuals without respect to risk factors. Student-athletes tested through Intercollegiate Athletics are included in this random screening count. The prevalence in this group is an estimate of the prevalence of COVID-19 in the student, staff and faculty population. The selection of individuals into this random testing may be adapted based on lessons learned, and testing resources will pivot as needed based on surveillance data outcomes. The results of all random testing will be reported on the COVID-19 dashboard, which will be updated twice a week.

The dashboard also incorporates data from on-demand testing on campus, which reflects individuals who are symptomatic, individuals who have been identified as contacts of positive cases, or individuals who self-identify as being at high risk of exposure. This is a self-selected group of individuals seeking testing because of symptoms or exposure risk and is expected to be positive at a higher rate than the random testing. The rate of positives for on-demand testing reflects the campus prevalence (also estimated by the random screening), care-seeking among ill individuals and worried well, and contact tracing efforts.

Results from on-demand testing are sent directly to the Department of Health by University Health Services. Results are reported in the ZIP code where the individual currently resides. Results from random screening tests are sent from the vendor to the Department of Health by the vendor with which the University is partnering to conduct the testing. Penn State data and Department of Health data representations may vary due to the time lag between test collection and test results from the various testing laboratories.

Additional state and federal resources:

View the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s COVID-19 dashboard.
Review the latest information about coronavirus from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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

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