This site provides the most up-to-date information on Penn State's response to the coronavirus.
(Updated 3/28) Masks now optional in all indoor spaces; required COVID-19 testing paused for students, faculty, and staff
With high vaccination rates among students, faculty and staff, and COVID-19 cases declining on Penn State campuses and across the state and nation, the University have adjusted its indoor masking policy to make face masks optional in all indoor spaces. Face masks will still be required in health care facilities and on public transportation, as required by law.
Any individuals who wish to continue wearing masks are encouraged to do so, and employees who work in their own individual offices may request that visitors wear masks while in their private offices. Faculty may also request that their students wear masks during classes.
Read more in this Penn State News story.
Required COVID-19 testing for students, faculty, and staff
Effective March 26, required COVID-19 testing will be paused for students, faculty, and staff who have not indicated to the University that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
However, students who believe they may have been exposed to COVID-19, may be a close contact of someone with COVID-19, or are showing COVID-19 symptoms, may pick up a free COVID-19 test in the campus Health Center, 704 West Hall, at Penn State Hazleton, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Faculty and staff may seek testing through their health care provider or other local COVID-19 testing options. Employees are no longer able to order PCR tests online from Vault Health and are encouraged to use test kits they previously ordered or obtain free, at-home rapid tests from the U.S. government by ordering them online at covidtests.gov.
Penn State continues to strongly encourage all students and employees to get vaccinated and share their vaccination status with the University. including booster doses. Students can upload their vaccination records through myUHS, while employees should do so through Salesforce Health Cloud.
Additional updates and resources will continue to be shared on this page: