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On August 1, the University campus will be fully open; by this point, you must either provide your information on being fully vaccinated or begin/continue to participate in Penn Cares testing.   Please see the President’s June 1st Message to Faculty, Staff, and Postdocs on Vaccination Status and Return to Campus.

Message from Senior Vice Provost Dawn Bonnell regarding Research Resumption: Phase III, Full Research Operations

Updated August 10, 2021

Penn is in full operation with requirements determined by federal, regional and university policies.

As of August 5, 2021:

  • The University requires that all that all members of the Penn community and visitors wear masks while indoors, in public or in shared spaces.    
  • Exceptions to the masking requirement include single occupancy offices and shared spaces where 6ft distancing can be maintained.
  • Physical distancing is recommended while indoors or outdoors. However there are no longer any density limitations.
  • The University requires every member of our community to provide proof of vaccination.
  • Instructions about providing proof of vaccination are on the Workday log in page.
  • Twice-a-week testing is required for members of our community who do not provide evidence of vaccination.
  • Use PennOpenPass to assess symptoms of and exposure to COVID-19
  • The travel suspension has been lifted, but guidelines regarding vaccines and some international travel are found here.
  • Visitors are welcome to campus and must comply with all Philadelphia health guidelines and policies.
  • Schools may have specific guidance for some activities. Please consult with your school’s administration.