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Penn State To Open Three New Surveillance Testing Sites October 7

Penn State’s University Park campus will open three new, indoor coronavirus surveillance testing sites for students and employees on October 7, the university announced Monday.

Students and employees who have been selected for random surveillance testing will receive an email containing instructions regarding their specific testing location, date, and time. They’ll be able to make an appointment for whenever suits them best.

Surveillance testing is available to students and employees by appointment only and is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.

Testing will be offered at three locations:

  • Beaver Stadium Nittany Lion Club (Enter at Gate A1)
  • Hintz Family Alumni Center (Enter through the main lobby entrance on the north side of the building)
  • Pegula Ice Arena (Follow entrance signage from the parking lot side of the buiding)

The university will also offer exclusive employee surveillance testing periods from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday at the Hintz Family Alumni Center and Pegula Ice Arena locations.

Each site contains exterior and interior signage to assist individuals in finding proper entrances and following permitted pathways. Individuals are not allowed to walk through any other areas of the facilities.

Students should bring their Penn State ID cards with them to their surveillance testing appointments at University Park.

Both students and employees who make surveillance testing appointments should keep the following protocols in mind:

  • Do not eat, drink, smoke or chew gum 30 minutes before taking the test. However, hydrate at least 30 minutes before the test.
  • Bring your smartphone and Penn State ID card.
  • Use your Penn State email address and local residential address when you register.
  • Follow all Vault Health staff instructions and proceed to testing when prompted.

Additional information can be found at and on the frequently asked questions sites for both students and employees.

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Abby Han

Abby is a freshman chemistry major from Hershey, Pennsylvania -- which means she's your gal whenever you have a craving for some chocolate. Born and raised a Nittany Lion, she loves all things Penn State. You can typically find her watching Friends, drinking Bubly, or taking timer pics on Snapchat. If you want to exchange cheesy puns, follow her on Twitter @_abbyhan.

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