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Philadelphia Region edition

Monday, August 17, 2020

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COVID-19 symptom checker now available for students in Penn State Go app

COVID-19 symptom checker available for students in Penn State Go app

Starting Aug. 10, all Penn State students are asked to complete a daily symptom checker to self-screen for potential COVID-19 symptoms before returning to campus. Students enrolled for in-person courses or scheduled to be present at on-campus facilities will need to complete the daily student COVID-19 symptom checker through the Penn State Go app.  Full story

A Penn State student wearing a face mask looks at her phone while sitting on a campus bench.

Penn State Coronavirus Compact available for students in LionPATH

As part of pre-arrival requirements for returning to campus and communities this fall semester, all undergraduate and graduate students are required to agree to the Penn State Coronavirus Compact, which is now available in LionPATH. The compact covers critical health and safety topics such as COVID-19 testing and contact tracing, face masks, social distancing and more.  Full story

Faculty and Staff Experience now available on Penn State Go

Penn State Go: COVID-19 symptom checker part of new faculty/staff experience

Starting Aug. 6, a faculty and staff COVID-19 symptom checker will go live as part of a new employee-centered experience in the Penn State Go app. In addition to the symptom checker, the new Faculty and Staff Experience will feature access to Penn State email, Canvas Teacher, a link to Workday, additional coronavirus resources, and much more.   Full story

Penn State has launched an integrated effort to remind faculty, staff and students at all campuses and in adjacent communities of the importance of doing their part to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Penn State launches new public health campaign

Penn State has launched an integrated effort to remind faculty, staff and students at all campuses and in adjacent communities of the importance of doing their part to limit the spread of COVID-19. “Mask Up or Pack Up” is a research-based campaign that is also launched in State College to create a seamless message for students and other members of the community.  Full story

An at-home saliva COVID-19 testing kit.

Pre-arrival testing for students underway

This week, approximately 24,000 Penn State students from identified areas with a higher prevalence of coronavirus and those who will be on the front lines to welcome and work with students will be receiving at-home saliva COVID-19 testing kits to be taken before arrival on Penn State campuses. The remainder of the 30,000 tests that were discussed in the July 30 town hall will be given to faculty and staff who are similarly situated in areas with higher virus infection rates or work closely with students.  Full story

head shots of the four T L T faculty fellows from the previous academic year

2019-20 Teaching and Learning with Technology Faculty Fellows project wrap-up

Last academic year, four Penn State instructors worked with teams from Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) to enhance the spaces where students learn. With preparations underway for the new academic year, the most recent cohort of TLT Faculty Fellows; Ed Glantz, Siu Ling (Pansy) Leung, Pierce Salguero and Priya Sharma can share lessons learned from their work.   Full story