Penn State Athletics Announces COVID-19 Test Results Update (May 26)

Wed, May 26, 2021

For the period of May 15-21, Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics conducted 92 COVID-19 tests of students with zero positive test results. The testing numbers include the Big Ten’s daily antigen testing protocol, which began Sept. 30 and will conclude May 30. Beginning the period of May 22-28, the Intercollegiate Athletics reporting numbers will be included in the Penn State dashboard and will not be reported separately by Intercollegiate Athletics.         

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 assigned to isolation for 10 days. In addition to isolation, contact tracing procedures have been implemented, which includes a 14-day quarantine and testing for those individuals who might have been determined to be close contacts of positive individuals, even if asymptomatic.

We expect our student-athletes and staff to follow University requirements and guidelines for limiting the spread of COVID-19, including wearing masks, practicing social distancing, washing their hands regularly and not gathering in large groups.

We are…Penn State!!