Smeal Coronavirus Info

Information for COVID-19

Vaccine Mandate

All University Park employees are subject to the federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Read the Penn State News article. in addition, all faculty and staff at Altoona, Behrend, Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, and Harrisburg are required to get vaccinated for COVID-19. Read the Penn State News article.

Updated Masking Policy

With the identification of the omicron coronavirus variant and experts predicting the number of COVID-19 cases to rise over the winter months, Penn State’s indoor masking policy will remain in effect into the spring 2022 semester.You can read more about the policy here.

Penn State's Spring 2022 Plans

On Dec. 30, Penn State announced the University's plans for the spring 2022 semester

Share Your Vaccination Status

After receiving their final dose, students, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to share their vaccination status with the University to help inform University operations and COVID-19 management plans. Learn more.

Testing for Students

University Park students who are not vaccinated and have recently traveled, interacted with individuals outside of their pods or believe they may have been exposed to COVID-19 are urged to take advantage of Penn State's free, on-demand coronavirus testing.

Penn State students living in on-campus residence halls who remain unvaccinated or do not submit their vaccination status to the University will be required to test for COVID-19 weekly throughout the semester or until they share with the University that they have been vaccinated. Learn more on the Testing and Support page.

Required testing for students living in residence halls

On campuses that have more than 25 students living in residence halls, students living on campus who are not fully vaccinated will be required to complete a COVID-19 test weekly starting after summer session begins and continuing through the summer. These students will receive a weekly reminder to complete the test at a designated site on their campus. More information is forthcoming on this test protocol for fully vaccinated students who have provided vaccination status to the University.

Updates for the Penn State Smeal College of Business Community

  • For the latest information from Penn State on the global coronavirus outbreak, and what the university is doing to respond, please visit the Penn State Coronavirus Webpage.
  • For the latest information about the presence of coronavirus in Pennsylvania, visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
  • To learn more about Zoom security, see this letter from Penn State Acting Chief Information Security Officer Richard Sparrow.

Testing Support

Learn how and where to get tested; how and where to quarantine and isolate; and more about contact tracing at Penn State.

Health Guidelines

Review requirements for masking and distancing, and learn how to reduce the virus' spread.

Penn State News

Stay updated on Penn State news.

Information for Smeal Students

Read student updates to stay updated on Smeal news.

Information for Faculty and Staff

Read faculty and staff updates.

Other Resources