Dear Penn State Scranton,
With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations on the rise again in Pennsylvania and across the nation, the safety of our students, staff and faculty is our primary priority, and Penn State is urging everyone to take proper health precautions and follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to keep themselves and others healthy. Additional information is available on the UHS website.
It is of utmost importance for everyone on our campus to monitor their symptoms and follow preventative measures if they feel sick or think they have been exposed to COVID-19. For your convenience, we have listed the University and CDC recommendations on our website's COVID-19 page. This information will continue to be updated regularly as more information becomes available and if/when any circumstances or policies and procedures change.
As we continue to deal with Covid-19, there are likely to be future challenges that may require some restrictions in order to provide as safe an environment as possible for everyone on campus. We will be sure to communicate these to our campus community and I urge everyone to follow any restrictions that may be put into place in order to limit the spread of this virus.
While we are in a much better place now than we were a few short years ago, we must continue to be vigilant and proactive in taking personal measures to keep ourselves, our families and our friends and co-workers safe as we begin the start of a new academic year at Penn State Scranton.
For the Glory!
Marwan A. Wafa, Chancellor