Penn State updates latest results from COVID-19 tests
Penn State has released its latest numbers from COVID-19 testing that has been conducted among student-athletes who have returned to campus.
On Wednesday, the athletic department announced that 466 tests have been administered as of July 24. So far, there have been eight tests that have returned positive results while 66 are still pending. The school has continued to update the screening results regularly.
“The health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches, staff and the broader community are of the utmost importance. Therefore, as part of the protocols established in the return to campus plan by the Penn State Athletics medical staff and in consultation with University, local and national officials and guidelines, individuals with a positive test have been put into isolation for 14 days and will be retested at that point,” Penn State said in a statement. “In addition to isolation, contact tracing procedures have been implemented, which includes quarantine and testing for those individuals who might have been exposed, even if asymptomatic.
“We expect our student-athletes to follow CDC guidelines for limiting the spread of COVID-19, including wearing masks, practicing social distancing, washing their hands regularly and not gathering in large groups.”
Last week, Penn State reported its first positive test among student-athletes who had been tested while on campus.