Penn State Says First Case Of COVID-19 Confirmed On University Park Campus

Mar 24, 2020

A view of the University Park campus after Penn State switched to remote learning in response to COVID-19.
Credit Min Xian / WPSU

The first case of COVID-19 on the University Park campus has been confirmed, according to the university.

Penn State President Eric Barron, speaking Tuesday to an online town hall meeting, noted that campus is largely deserted, with most employees working from home. 

"So in that sense, the risk of transmission, community transmission, is limited," Barron said.

Still, Barron said, the Office of Physical Plant will follow all Department of Health guidelines to make sure buildings remain safe.