Penn State Athletics announced Wednesday that for the period of Sept. 19-25, 16 of the 987 COVID-19 tests conducted were positive.
Officials added that nine of the test results are still pending.
“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 14 days and will be retested at that point.
In addition to isolation, contact tracing procedures have been implemented, which includes 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,” university officials continued.
Penn State’s COVID-19 data can be viewed in full on the university’s dashboard.