I’m an employee. Can I receive walk-up testing on campus?
Penn State is offering on-demand, asymptomatic COVID-19 testing for faculty and staff who are working on campus at University Park and wish to be tested.
Walk-up COVID-19 testing for employees who are listed in the University’s Return to Work database is available on the main concourse of Pegula Ice Arena starting Oct. 9. The testing center is open for employees only from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday, or employees may walk up at any time during the center’s normal operating hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Individuals who visit Pegula Ice Arena for walk-up testing must enter through Gate A – the main entry at the corner of Curtin Road and University Drive.
This walk-up testing is voluntary and does not replace mandatory surveillance testing. Employees should work with their supervisor to request time to obtain COVID-19 testing. Registration is not required. Employees who wish to be tested must bring identification and a smartphone and refrain from eating, drinking, chewing or smoking 30 minutes before arriving for their tests. Testing is free for employees.
Employees who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 will not be tested at the walk-up testing site. Any employee who feels sick with COVID-19-like symptoms should stay home and call their health care provider to arrange for a symptomatic test.
Penn State Commonwealth Campuses also are offering voluntary asymptomatic COVID-19 testing for on-campus employees during the month of October through Vault Health. More information about the testing process for Commonwealth Campus employees is available in this Penn State News article.