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A visitor is scheduled to come to campus. Can they still come?
Am I eligible to receive a vaccine as an education worker?
Can any University employee now receive a COVID-19 vaccine?
How is Penn State awarding student emergency grants from its federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II allocation?
How is Penn State protecting health information received from COVID-19 testing?
How long does it take to get results from the random 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?
What is the status of in-person meetings, events and large gatherings?
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?
I have a student who says they are self-quarantining due to suspected close contacts, but they have not made an official report to the University. How should I advise them?
Quarantine and isolation
Do we need to wear masks and maintain physical distancing on campus? Should masks be worn outside?
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?
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?
What if I am a student who is immunocompromised?
What is the status of the visiting scholar program?
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?
Can graduating students get tested for COVID-19 before commencement?
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 at University Park?
What are the plans for spring 2021 commencement ceremonies at Commonwealth Campuses?
Will masks and physical distancing be required at commencement ceremonies?
Will there be a virtual ceremony for graduates and guests who are not able to attend an in-person ceremony?
Campus events and activities
What is the status of campus visits, tours and information sessions?
Human resources and employee information
How long will the interim remote work policy be used?
How should I address employees who do not want to return to the office?
I am a staff member. What should I do if I have a concern about returning to the workplace?
If an employee wishes to continue remote work during this interim period, how do they submit their request and who will decide if that request should be granted?
What are the phases of return?
What if my office space is open concept or if we work in close quarters – how can we all safely return?
What if my original space is unavailable upon my return?
What if someone in my office refuses to get vaccinated? Can I be relocated?
What if the pandemic takes a turn and number of cases increases again?
What steps is the University taking to oversee my safe return to the office?
Who does this process apply to (staff, faculty, tech service, postdocs, teaching assistants, etc.)?
Will I know if my co-workers are vaccinated?
Are students who received an emergency grant under the CARES Act or from the University’s Student Emergency Fund eligible for a grant during this new round of funding?
Are there any tax implications associated with the grants that students should be aware of?
How will students be notified if they receive a CRRSAA grant, and how do they access the funds?
Is CRRSAA grant funding available to students at any Penn State campus?
Regardless of CRRSAA grant eligibility, are there additional resources available to support students experiencing financial hardship and/or distress?
What can a CRRSAA grant be used for? Do students need to provide proof that they are suffering financial hardship related to the pandemic?
Will receipt of a CRRSAA emergency grant impact a student’s current or future eligibility for federal student aid?
Will students who did not qualify for a CRRSAA grant based on 2020-21 FAFSA data in the first round still have an opportunity to be considered for a CRRSAA award?
Will students who receive a CRRSAA emergency grant have to pay this money back?
Will students who received a CARES Act grant automatically qualify for a CRRSAA grant?
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