Coronavirus Information

This website is dedicated to providing all Penn Staters with the information and resources they will need to succeed as the world navigates the coronavirus pandemic.

Share Your Vaccination Status

After receiving their final dose, students, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to share their vaccination status with the University to help inform University operations and COVID-19 management plans.
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Learn how and where to get tested; how and where to quarantine and isolate; and more about contact tracing at Penn State.

Updated two times a week, visit Penn State's COVID-19 dashboard for trends in testing results for all campus locations.

Find the information you will need to have a successful summer 2021 semester and learn more about future semesters.

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Students at University Park, Commonwealth Campuses and Dickinson Law can upload their vaccine information now into the MyUHS portal and are encouraged to do so as soon as their vaccine series is complete.

Employees and World Campus students can provide their vaccination status to the University using SalesForce Health Cloud, a secure online platform for collecting health data.

Your vaccine status is only available to University personnel directly involved in the COVID-19 response and mitigation efforts and to public health officials.

If you want to participate in the weekly drawings for vaccine incentive prizes, you must also complete an online form to become eligible for the incentive program. Weekly drawings will be held through August 23 for the following prizes, which are subject to taxes:

  • $1,000 payment
  • $100 gift card to Barnes & Noble (four winners per week)
  • a football signed by Penn State Football coach James Franklin

Yes, unvaccinated individuals who have been in close contact with someone who is COVID-19 positive or suspected of having COVID-19 must quarantine for 7 to 10 days. They must quarantine for 10 days without testing if no symptoms have been reported during daily monitoring, or after seven days with a negative test on or after day five of quarantine and if they have no symptoms.

No. According to the CDC, fully vaccinated individuals do not have to be tested or quarantine but should monitor themselves for symptoms for 14 days. If symptoms develop, employees should contact their personal health care provider.

Yes. Supervisors may ask about an employee’s vaccination status for adherence to current University masking protocols. Supervisors are not to take proof of vaccination, rather employees are encouraged to confirm their vaccination status via Salesforce Health Cloud. Supervisors are not to ask questions specific to reasons behind receiving or not receiving the vaccination.  If supervisors or employees should have any questions, they should contact their unit HR. Technical services employees and other employees represented by a collective bargaining agreement should check with their unit HR to determine if there are other requirements applicable to them.

Penn State was allotted nearly $85 million from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II as part of the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), which was signed into law on Dec. 27, 2020. As prescribed by law, $27.5 million of Penn State’s allocation was awarded to students in the form of emergency financial aid grants, matching the dollar amount Penn State students received last year under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Penn State distributed the CRRSAA student grants via two rounds of funding. In the first round, the University awarded grants totaling nearly $25.6 million to approximately 23,000 students. These first-round grants prioritized students with exceptional financial need, as required by the CRRSAA, based on data from the 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students who are Pell Grant-eligible were each offered $1,200, and all other students identified for an award were offered $1,000 each. Students who were offered grants in the first round had until 5 p.m. on June 1 to accept or decline the aid.

The University opened an application-based second round of funding on June 7 to disburse the remaining $1.9 million to students in need who were not identified to receive funding during the first round. As of June 10, all CRRSAA student grant funds have been awarded and the application has closed.

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