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.

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 fall semester as Penn State returns to in-person instruction.

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The University is closely following the legal developments surrounding the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on Vaccination and Testing and, at this time, is continuing with its plans to comply with the ETS.

Individuals who were vaccinated in Pennsylvania and have misplaced their vaccination card can visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website for information on how to obtain vaccine evidence. Individuals who were vaccinated in another state and need vaccine verification information can call the local vaccine provider that administered the vaccine or contact the state health department. Information on how to obtain a new vaccination card or other evidence of vaccination also can be found on the CDC website.

Contractors and subcontractors working on or in connection with a federal covered contract are included under the executive order’s vaccine requirement. Other contractors and subcontractors who may perform work on campus, but not on or in connection with a federal covered contract, are considered visitors under the executive order and are not subject to the vaccine requirement. Fully remote contractors and subcontractors who do not work on or in connection with a federal covered contract are not subject to the vaccine requirement.

Penn State has determined that the federal contractor vaccination requirement applies to individuals working at, or affiliated with, nine campuses: Altoona, Behrend, Berks, Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Harrisburg, Schuylkill and University Park, including Penn State Extension employees. This also has been extended to Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey and at University Park.

There is no option to test out of the federal contractor mandate.

Individuals covered under the federal contractor mandate must receive their final vaccine dose by Jan. 4 or be granted a disability/medical- or religious-related accommodation by the University. Accommodations will include a requirement to test weekly in the University testing protocol program.

Individuals at other Penn State locations are subject to the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on Vaccination and Testing. These individuals must receive their final vaccine dose by Jan. 4 or test weekly for COVID-19 in the University’s testing protocol.

Penn State officials are continuously monitoring public health and government guidance and requirements. As federal guidelines and mandates change, the University will communicate with the Penn State community how these changes affect students, faculty and staff.

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