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Students In Earle, Martin Halls Encouraged To Get Tested For COVID-19

Penn State is encouraging students who live in Earle Hall and Martin Hall to get tested for COVID-19 following “several” positive results in the area, the university announced Friday.

Students who live in those specific residence halls should go to the walk-up testing at Pegula Ice arena on Friday, March 19, or Saturday, March 20.

Asymptomatic walk-up testing is available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday at Pegula and the Hintz Family Alumni Center. Students experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 can schedule an appointment through University Health Services.

It’s unclear at this time how many positive results were found in Earle and Martin Halls. Penn State said its updated contact tracing system will be implemented.

“I want to remind our students that we’re using rapid tests at our walk-up sites at University Park, which means results will be available on site in about 15 minutes,” said Kelly Wolgast, director of Penn State’s COVID-19 Operations Control Center. “Our walk-up testing is designed to be convenient and reassure individuals that they are not unknowingly infected and putting others at risk. It’s a judgment-free zone – you’re not asked where you’ve been or what you’ve been doing – you’re just taking the responsible step of getting tested.”

On Wednesday, Penn State encouraged students living in East’s Stone and Hastings halls to get tested, too.

For more information on how to get tested for COVID-19 this spring, check out our guide.

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Sadly, Mackenzie graduated from Penn State in 2022. She majored in English and served as one of Onward State's associate editors. You can keep up with her life and send compliments to @MackenzieC__ on Twitter.

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