Penn COVID-19 Response

All students are required to participate in the University's COVID-19 Screening Testing program, regardless of vaccination status, at the following intervals:​​​​​​

  • All fully vaccinated students must test once every other week.
  • Those with an approved COVID-19 vaccine exemption, and those who have not yet been fully vaccinated, must test twice a week.

Actions to Keep the Penn Community Healthy

The Penn community should remember that our decisions impact the lives and health of students, classmates, colleagues, and our West Philadelphia neighbors. The following public health measures remain our primary tools to minimize virus transmission:

As part of Penn's comprehensive public health program, hundreds of institutional actions complement these essential individual behaviors, including extra cleaning and ventilation checks in campus buildings – the Office of Environmental Health and Radiation Safety is responsible for a range of campus safety programs including those for COVID-19.


PennOpen Pass

PennOpen Pass is a daily symptom tracker and exposure reporting system designed to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading within the Penn community. 

For information on how it works, answers to frequently asked questions, the privacy policy, and other resources, visit the PennOpen Pass website.

PennOpen Pass