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Can any University employee now receive a COVID-19 vaccine?
How is Penn State protecting health information received from COVID-19 testing?
How will I know if a student in my class or lab tests positive for COVID-19?
If, based on COVID-19 guidance, the University has to shift back to more of a remote/hybrid model for the summer and/or fall semester, when will students and faculty be notified?
Is Penn State making the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for employees or students?
Is there a phone number I can call if I have questions about COVID-related topics at Penn State?
What do the University’s summer and fall course delivery plans mean for employees and their return to campus plan?
What do the University’s summer and fall course delivery plans mean for instructors who are unable to teach in person?
Who will make sure that students follow safety guidelines? What if a student refuses to wear a mask or follow other safety guidelines in class?
Will COVID-19 testing still be required/available in the summer and fall semesters?
Will I still need to participate in the University’s spring testing programs if I've received a COVID-19 vaccine?
Will masks and physical distancing still be in play in the summer and fall semesters?
Will the residence halls be housed at full capacity during the summer and fall semesters?
Testing and support
Am I required to participate in random testing for employees? Even if I'm working fully remotely?
Do I need to take a test if I’ve tested positive within the past 90 days? Can I upload a third-party test result?
How do I know if I am required to participate in the University’s asymptomatic random testing program?
How does the University calculate the random testing rate across its campuses?
Is Penn State publicly releasing the number of coronavirus cases on its campuses?
What are spring plans for testing, contact tracing, and isolation and quarantine?
What will happen if/when employees test positive?
What will happen if/when students test positive?
Quarantine and isolation
A visitor is scheduled to come to campus. Can they still come?
Are students required to monitor for COVID symptoms before coming to campus?
Do we need to wear masks and maintain physical distancing on campus? Should masks be worn outside?
Is Penn State making any formal changes to classroom attendance policy to encourage students who are ill or may have symptoms to avoid class?
What can students expect if they need to receive care from University Health Services? What safety precautions are in place at the Student Health Center?
What kind of mask should I wear? Is double-masking required?
What steps is Penn State taking to clean and disinfect classrooms, offices, restrooms, residence halls and other campus spaces?
Will there be a limit on the number of people in a classroom? What is that limit and how will it be enforced?
Classes and academics
As a faculty member, if I have potential symptoms for COVID-19, what should I be telling my students while I am awaiting testing? What should I tell my students if I am diagnosed?
Can a faculty member record their class via Zoom?
Can faculty require students to turn on their webcam during remote learning?
Can I ask students for proof of a negative COVID-19 test before they enter my classroom, lab or studio?
How will classes proceed if there is a change in normal operations due to weather?
What are the dates for the spring 2021 semester?
What if I am a student who is immunocompromised?
What is the status of the visiting scholar program?
Why is spring break cancelled?
Housing and dining
How are students going to live together in residence halls?
What consequences will students experience if they violate COVID-19-related expectations or laws in the residence halls, elsewhere on campus, or off campus?
What procedures are in place to maintain safety in on-campus dining spaces?
How will Penn State protect the health and safety of attendees at potential in-person commencement ceremonies?
I graduated in 2020 and I’m still waiting for an in-person celebration. When will that occur?
What are plans for spring 2021 commencement?
Will attendance be limited at potential in-person commencement ceremonies?
Will there still be a virtual option to attend or view the spring 2021 commencement ceremony if it takes place in person?
With in-person commencement options being explored, how would this apply to the Commonwealth Campuses, Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State Law and Penn State Dickinson Law?
Campus events and activities
Are campus visits, tours and information sessions still happening?
What is the status of in-person meetings, events, and other gatherings?
Human resources and employee information
I am a staff member. What should I do if I have a concern about returning to the workplace?
Do I need a negative COVID-19 test before entering my lab, creative studio, or other on-campus research facility?
Students and families
Faculty and staff
Campus facilities for students
Athletics, activities and events for students
Classes and academics for students
Health and safety for students
Learning from Home
Student requirements for masking, distancing and return to campus
Surveillance testing for students
Resources for students
Testing and contact tracing for students
Athletics, activities and events for employees
Campus facilities for employees
Classes and academics for faculty and instructors
Employee requirements for masking, distancing and return to campus
Faculty hiring and visiting scholars
Health and safety for employees
Human resources, remote work and accommodations
Surveillance testing for employees
Testing and contact tracing for employees