A Message to the Penn Community About Covid Positivity Rates
February 5, 2021
The University is seeing worrisome trends in the positivity rate of COVID-19 in our undergraduate student population this week. This situation is concerning amidst the emergence of highly transmissible variants in nearby communities.
It is critical that students only gather with their pod while watching the Super Bowl or when doing any other activities. Do not gather with people outside of your pod.
We have been sending students home for conduct not in line with the Student Campus Compact, and will continue to do so throughout the semester.
Remain vigilant—mask up, maintain a safe distance, wash your hands. Don’t be the weakest link; if trends don’t reverse, we will move into Campus Alert Level 3–a campus-wide Safer at Home order—imposing new restrictions as early as next week.
For more information, go to: www.publicsafety.upenn.edu Public Safety.
Wendell Pritchett, Provost
Craig Carnaroli, Executive Vice President
Benoit Dubé, Associate Provost and Chief Wellness Officer