A Message to Undergraduate Students: Have a restful and healthy fall break!
October 12, 2021
I hope you all enjoy your upcoming fall break, taking place from October 14-17. This downtime is critical to your physical and mental wellbeing, and will help to better position you for success for the remainder of the fall semester. Whether you’re spending this time on campus, traveling, working, or doing research on campus throughout break, I hope you are able to take time to rest, reset, and prioritize your self-care.
During this time, It’s crucial that we remain focused on adhering to the University’s public health guidance – especially if traveling. Remember: mask-up, prioritize gatherings and dining outdoors, wash your hands often, and continue to complete your daily PennOpen Pass symptom and exposure attestation. Please don’t lose sight of your COVID-19 screening testing requirements, as this is a critical mitigation strategy to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep our positivity rate low.
Thank you for your continued partnership as we work together to keep ourselves and our surrounding communities healthy and safe. We all benefit when we do our part.
In good health,
Benoit Dubé, MD
Associate Provost and Chief Wellness Officer
University of Pennsylvania