Testing is mandatory for students who will be using housing provided by the university.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Point Park University announced this week it would offer free on-campus COVID-19 testing to students, faculty and staff the first week of the spring semester.

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“Testing is required for all students living in on-campus housing. We strongly advise students living off campus, commuter students, faculty and staff to take advantage of this free testing,” Point Park President Paul Hennigan wrote in a letter to the campus community.

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Hennigan said the testing was available due to a partnership with the Allegheny County Health Department, UPMC and Curative, a company that assists with COVID-19 testing.

Students, faculty and staff will receive more details on the testing process in the coming days.

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The university asks that students, faculty and staff do not travel in the two weeks before returning to campus, wear a face mask, monitor any potential COVID-19 symptoms and follow social distancing guidelines.