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.READ MORE: Toddler In Critical Condition After Fall From 2nd-Floor Window In Carrick
“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.READ MORE: Cleanup Efforts Underway After Storms Bring Down Trees And Damage Homes
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.MORE NEWS: Gateway Clipper Launches Pittsburgh Party Boat
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.