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11/24: COVID-19 dashboard updated with results from departure, weekend testing

Penn State has updated its public COVID-19 dashboard with the University's on-demand testing and random testing results from tests administered during the period of Nov. 20 to 22, as well as new University testing results from the prior week. As of Nov. 23 at University Park, there are 348 active student cases, up from 318 at the last update on Nov. 20, and 4,462 students have completed their isolation period and are no longer active cases.

11/17: COVID-19 dashboard updated with preliminary results from weekend testing

Penn State has updated its public COVID-19 dashboard with the University's on-demand testing and random testing results from tests administered during the period of Nov. 13 to 15, as well as new University testing results from the prior week. As of Nov. 16 at University Park, there are 273 active student cases, down from 319 at the last update on Nov. 13, and 4,200 students have completed their isolation period and are no longer active cases.

COVID-19 and the potential costs of social isolation

The COVID-19 pandemic continues across the globe and in the United States. Currently, science and medicine offer clear methods on how to reduce the risk of transmission — including social distancing. Yet this behavior comes with a potential cost of reduced social connections and research has shown that losing social connections can be dangerous to both physical and psychological well-being, said Michael Bernstein, professor of psychology at Penn State Abington.

11/13: Latest COVID-19 dashboard update shows slight increase in active cases

Penn State released its preliminary coronavirus testing results for the period of Nov. 6 to 12 on its COVID-19 dashboard today (Nov. 13). The University Park campus received 163 positive on-demand test results and eight positive random test results from student testing during the period of Nov. 6 to 12. As of Nov. 12 at University Park, there are 319 active student cases, up from 275 at the last update on Nov. 10, and 4,009 students have completed their isolation period and are no longer active cases.

11/6: Penn State COVID-19 dashboard updated

Penn State released its preliminary coronavirus testing results for the period of Oct. 30 to Nov. 5 on its COVID-19 dashboard today (Nov. 6). The University Park campus received 136 positive on-demand test results and nine positive random test results from student testing during the period of Oct. 30 to Nov. 5. As of Nov. 5 at University Park, there are 232 active student cases and 3,840 students have completed their isolation period and are no longer active cases.