VirusInfo.psu.edu: Penn State’s main website with links to the latest news and answers to frequently asked questions about the University’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. The site’s resources page also contains links to dedicated resources for students and employees; information on testing, contact tracing, and monitoring for the campus community; classroom and office guidance; and policies on masking and social distancing.
KeepLearning.psu.edu: This dedicated website for students offers support for remote and in-person learning, resources for academic advising and tutoring, and contact information.
KeepTeaching.psu.edu: Course instructors visiting the site will find information on effective teaching, technology training, webinars, and support.
Free, on-demand testing is available to all Penn State Altoona students. Students should do the following:
- Register with MyQuest at http://www.pennstatetesting.com/al.
- When registering, be sure to use the first part of your Penn State email address as your Penn State User ID (e.g., abc1234).
- Students covered by insurance will enter their insurance provider's name and insurance member ID. Penn State will cover all costs not covered by insurance. Students not currently covered by insurance should enter "no insurance" in the insurance provider field and "000" in the member ID fields. Penn State will cover all testing costs for uninsured students.
- Visit the Sheetz Family Health Center during testing hours to complete your test.
If you have already been tested at the Health and Wellness Center, you will need to re-register with MyQuest.
Testing is available Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Questions? Call the Health and Wellness Center at 814-949-5540.
Share Your Vaccination Status
After receiving their final dose, students, faculty, and staff are strongly encouraged to share their vaccination status with the University to help inform University operations and COVID-19 management plans.
Measures Relaxed for Vaccinated Individuals
Effective June 28, 2021, fully vaccinated individuals at Penn State will no longer be required to wear face masks indoors, and the physical distancing and outdoor masking requirements will be lifted for all individuals. The use of face masks will still be required for all people while using public transportation, in accordance with CDC guidance, and in some additional settings such as when visiting on-campus health care facilities and when conducting in-person research involving human subjects.
In alignment with CDC guidance, Penn State will continue to require non-vaccinated individuals to wear masks inside University buildings at all times after June 28.
While classrooms will begin to be reconfigured on June 28, students who are not vaccinated must continue to wear masks. Employees who are not vaccinated are also expected to continue to wear masks inside campus buildings. If this is not possible, employees should speak with their supervisor to develop an individual plan.
Points of Contact at Penn State Altoona
|Student Health||Health and Wellness Center||814-949-5540|
|Other Student Concerns||Student Affairs||814-949-5053|
|Safety and Security||University Police||814-949-5222|
|Housing and Dining||Housing and Food Services||814-949-5400|
|Scheduling Classes||Registrar||[email protected]
|Classes/Coursework||Students should contact their individual faculty members. Please refer to the Faculty and Staff Directory.|
|Admissions||Office of Admissions||814-949-5466|
|From the media||Strategic Communications||814-949-5160|
|All other questions||Strategic Communications||814-949-5160|