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.
* 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.