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What is Penn State’s COVID-19 surveillance testing program for employees?

Random and risk-stratified samples of employees will be selected and tested for COVID-19 as part of our multi-pronged testing program. This will allow us to identify employees who may have the virus but are not displaying symptoms (asymptomatic). Asymptomatic cases require isolation and assessment of the level of any potential spread of the virus in our employee population. By testing as many people as possible, we hope to minimize the risk of infection on our Penn State campuses and in our communities.

Surveillance testing of approximately 1% of our campus population began on Aug. 24 and will be conducted each day throughout the semester.

If an employee is selected, they will be notified via email. The registration link in the email will expire the following day. Upon registering, employees will have the option of scheduling their test within the next two days. Participation in the surveillance testing program is required (except for pre-determined exceptions). There will be no cost for this program.

For answers to additional employee questions about the University’s random surveillance testing program, visit “Surveillance testing for employees.”