Updates for the Penn State Community

Coronavirus Information

Back to State: Penn State is preparing for a coordinated, phased return to on-campus working, learning and living for students and employees across each of the University’s campuses this fall semester. Information and updates on the planning process will continue to be made available at https://virusinfo.psu.edu/back-to-state/.

Penn State health and safety officials are closely monitoring a global outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a new strain of coronavirus. As symptoms of coronavirus can be very similar to the flu, which is active across Pennsylvania at this time, Penn State health officials recommend that anyone with flu-like symptoms contact their health care provider for an evaluation.

This website will serve as the hub of information for members of the university community who have questions about the outbreak.

Important dates and reminders for the university community:

May 31: Employees who are telecommuting should continue to do so through at least May 31, with some exceptions.

June 15: A decision about fall in-person classes will be announced by June 15.

June 30: All nonessential events are canceled, postponed or virtual through at least June 30.

June 30: Employees who do not have work they can perform will be paid 50% of their wages through at least June 30.

June 30: All University-affiliated travel, both domestic and international, is suspended through at least June 30.

* NOTE: The latest guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, including the most up-to-date information about the status of individual counties, is available here.

Recent News

Latest Updates

Penn State leaders discuss University’s path forward at virtual Town Hall

University President Eric Barron and leaders answer questions around return to work and campus, among other issues

Preparations and scenario planning continue for return to campus and work

To support health and safety, University groups prepare for variety of potential scenarios and challenges

Penn State to allocate COVID-19 federal emergency aid grants to 25,000 students

Students who meet certain criteria to receive federal student aid eligible for $1,000 grants in first of two rounds of funding