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One in 10 Penn State students who returned to State College has now had COVID-19

Dr. Deborah Birx of the White House Coronavirus Task Force met with Penn State leadership last week and said what the university is doing in terms of testing and contact tracing “is working.” But she said more could be done.

By Min Xian/WPSU

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Penn State President Barron: “No time to relax” as COVID-19 case growth slows

Positive results from on-demand testing of University Park students peaked during the week of Sept. 18 to 24. Weekly numbers have declined from 666 that week to 418 for the week of Oct. 2 to 8. 

By Min Xian/WPSU


Penn State Faculty Senate passes resolution for more COVID-19 tests, University Park cases top 3,100

The number of positive COVID-19 tests at Penn State University Park increased by 196 Friday, since Tuesday’s dashboard update.

By Min Xian/WPSU

Penn State: COVID-19 numbers show declines, but “too early” to say if it’s a trend

The new total number of cases among University Park students for the week of Sept. 25 to Oct. 1 is 485, about two-thirds of the previous week’s 694.

By Min Xian/WPSU

Penn State issues 1,277 sanctions for COVID-19 policy violations

The university’s Office of Student Conduct reported incidents “including refusal to wear a mask or face covering in public, non-adherence to Penn State’s quarantine/isolation guidelines, and failure to observe guidance that strictly moderates gatherings both on and off campus.”

By Min Xian/WPSU

Free COVID-19 testing in State College extended into next week to curb ‘likely’ community spread

Both the demand for testing among residents and the positivity rate from tests performed so far at the site remain high, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

By Min Xian/WPSU

Penn State adds 352 COVID-19 cases at University Park, offers free walk-up testing for employees

The total number of University Park students who have tested positive for the coronavirus rose to 2,475, but the university says 1,774 cases are not active.

By Min Xian/WPSU
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