A Message to the Penn Community
May 25, 2022
We thank everyone who took part in our two great Commencement ceremonies last week, as well as all the joyful events that marked the end of the spring semester.
As we begin the first summer session, we want to update the community that screening testing will continue to be available on campus at no cost throughout the summer. We are consolidating our testing at one Penn Cares testing site located at 3734 Spruce Street and have closed down the testing sites at Houston Hall and the Tent at Du Bois. Please remember that testing is required for students, faculty, staff, and postdocs who are not yet fully vaccinated and boosted and/or have not uploaded their vaccine information.
We encourage all members of our community to wear a mask in indoor public settings, as COVID cases continue to rise in Philadelphia and on our campus. You can find more detailed information on our page of public health guidance, including updates about boosters and recommendations to wear a surgical mask, KN95/KF94/N95 mask, or Aries 40-hour mask rather than a less protective single layer cloth mask. Masks continue to be required in healthcare settings and on Penn Transit.
As we approach the holiday, we wish all of you a wonderful Memorial Day weekend, and we encourage you to use good judgment to keep our families and extended communities safe and healthy for the start of summer.
Wendell Pritchett, Interim President
Beth Winkelstein, Interim Provost
Craig Carnaroli, Senior Executive Vice President
J. Larry Jameson, Executive Vice President for the Health System