>>Penn State To Start Upcoming Spring Semester In-Person
(University Park, PA) -- Students at Penn State University will be starting the upcoming Spring semester in person, as planned. Penn State Leaders say they made the decision based on guidance from their COVID-19 Operations Control Center. A news release states that officials there found current conditions don't warrant a move to remote learning. The center's director says that during the move-in weekend the university will be prioritizing testing for COVID-19. The White Building drop-in testing site will be open on move-in weekend, January 7th-9th. Students, both residential and non-residential, who did not take a COVID-19 test prior to arriving to campus are strongly encouraged to take a rapid test on arrival. Students that did not provide proof of being fully vaccinated will be subjected to weekly COVID tests throughout the semester.