KeepLearning.psu.edu: This dedicated website for students offers support for remote learning, resources for academic advising and tutoring, and contact information.
KeepTeaching.psu.edu: 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.
VirusInfo.psu.edu: Penn State’s main 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. Includes:
- University FAQs regarding plans to resume on-campus work and learning this fall.
- Health information. University page focused on personal safety practices for individuals at all campuses
Penn State COVID-19 Compact: It’s important that students understand the behavioral requirements and guidelines, via LionPath.
Masking and Distancing Guidelines
- At this time, masking outdoors and physical distancing are not required.
- All students, faculty, staff and visitors — including those who are vaccinated and unvaccinated — are required to wear masks indoors at all campuses.
- All individuals must wear a face mask while using public transportation, in accordance with CDC guidance, and in some additional settings such as when visiting on-campus health care facilities and when conducting in-person research involving human subjects.
- Review the complete details on the University's masking guidelines.
In-Person Meetings, Events and Gatherings
- • Penn State continues to encourage virtual or hybrid-format events and meetings.
- • The updated event and gatherings guidance emphasizes that organizers must follow existing COVID-19 safety procedures as outlined by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the University’s COVID-19 website and Penn State’s Return to Work website.
- • Please review the complete University guidelines on events and gatherings, including information for visitors, event planners, and facility coordinators.
- Weekly testing will be conducted throughout the fall semester of the University's population of students living both on and off campus who have not shared with the University that they have been vaccinated.
- There will be significant compliance consequences through Student Conduct.
- Details on Penn State Wilkes-Barre’s test distribution to those students who have not uploaded their vaccination status is forthcoming.
- Individuals will be excluded from testing if they are fully vaccinated and upload their status into myUHS portal.
- UHS and campus health centers will have testing available for students with symptoms of COVID-19. Even if they are vaccinated, individuals who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should seek out symptomatic testing. While the vaccines are effective against serious illness,
- Testing plans and requirements for employees who are not vaccinated or have not shared that they are vaccinated with the University are being developed and will be announced soon.
- Faculty and staff who believe they are experiencing symptoms are expected to notify their supervisor immediately. If an employee receives a positive test result, they should notify their supervisor who will contact Penn State Occupational Medicine at [email protected] or 814-863-8492, and Occupational Medicine will provide guidance on the next steps to initiate any work adjustments that need to take place, as well as initiate the contact tracing process.
- Employees can find detailed information and guidance on the health guidelines, contact tracing, and quarantine and isolation pages.
- The University continues to strongly encourage students, faculty and staff to get vaccinated for COVID-19 and to share their vaccination status with the University as soon as possible. While the University is not currently requiring vaccinations, Penn State is not impartial when it comes to getting vaccinated. The University’s stance is that everyone who can get a vaccine should do so as soon as possible to attain very high vaccination rates on all Penn State campuses.
- Students who receive the COVID-19 immunization should submit their vaccination record to the University through myUHS.
- Employees are strongly encouraged to upload their vaccination status by using SalesForce Health Cloud, a secure platform for collecting health data.
- Students are reminded that that COVID-19 symptom checker remains available on the Penn State Go app and are encouraged to complete the symptom checker daily to self-screen for potential COVID-19 symptoms. Penn State Go, the official mobile app for Penn State, is available for download from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
- For students and employees in need, the University has wellness and mental health resources available.