While TV news viewers are watching images of Spring Break college parties around the country, Youngstown State University is encouraging its students to keep themselves safe during the upcoming long weekend.

A Tweet from YSU that labels the four-day break from classes which runs from Thursday through Sunday as “Wellness Days”, students are asked to take precautions to keep themselves and others safe.

The University, which just reported six off-campus and one on-campus COVID-19 cases during the first week of March, says in the Tweet that YSU's COVID-19 weekly surveillance testing program is open to any student or employee that would like to get tested.

Any member of the YSU community that would like to be tested can make an appointment to do so on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

The testing, in partnership with CVS Pharmacy, provides information about the extent of the virus on campus and in our community throughout the spring semester.

Testing is held in the Presidential Suite in Kilcawley Center, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesdays and 2 - 6 p.m. Wednesdays.

Testing is free and open to all YSU students, faculty, and staff only.

Appointments are required and can be scheduled up to 7 days in advance online at cvs.com/campustesting.

Results will be sent electronically within 1-2 hours of testing.