Coronavirus Campus Information

This page provides access to the most up-to-date information on Penn State’s response to the coronavirus. LAST UPDATED 6/20/2022.

Masking. Penn State is following CDC recommendations on a county-by-county basis; Penn State’s campus COVID protocols depend upon the risk level of the county in which the campus resides. Luzerne County is now GREEN (the lowest risk level) and therefore, effective immediately (6/17/2022) masks are optional in all indoor spaces on the Wilkes-Barre campus.

Any individuals who wish to continue wearing masks are encouraged to do so, and employees who work in their own individual offices may request that visitors wear masks while in their private offices. Faculty may also request that their students wear masks during classes. The University asks that community members cooperate respectfully with these requests. View the CDC county indicator for COVID cases.

Testing. Required COVID-19 testing has been paused for students, faculty, and staff.

Vaccinations. Penn State continues to strongly encourage all students and employees to get vaccinated and share their vaccination status with the University, including booster doses. Visit this website to find vaccine locations near you. Students should submit their vaccination records to the University through myUHS, while employees should do so through Salesforce Health Cloud.

Students can also read this message from the director of student affairs.

University Resources This dedicated website for students offers support for remote learning, resources for academic advising and tutoring, and contact information. Course instructors visiting the site will find information on effective teaching, technology training, webinars and support as they update and teach their courses for the upcoming semester. The site also features a newly created guide for instructors specifically designed for preparing and teaching during this time. Penn State’s main COVID-19 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.