Coronavirus FAQ: Will Penn State adjust its approach if COVID keeps growing?

July 05, 2020

Q: Will Penn State adjust its approach if COVID keeps growing?

A: The University is concerned by the current trends and continuously monitoring state and national disease data and following guidance from state and local health officials. Based on that guidance, and in consultation with faculty experts in epidemiology, medicine and public health, the University is prepared to adjust its approach as necessary, including the possibility that Penn State would need to shift the semester to a fully remote learning environment once again. The University and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf have previously stressed the importance of following guidelines to protect community health and minimize the spread of the virus, and cautioned that lax behaviors could undo progress toward reopening campuses.

The answer to this question and answers to popular questions surrounding the University's response to the coronavirus pandemic can be found by visiting the "latest updates" section of Penn State's comprehensive coronavirus FAQ. The section will be updated regularly with new or significantly revised questions and answers for students, faculty, staff and the community, at https://virusinfo.psu.edu/faq.

Readers also can follow the latest stories about the response at https://news.psu.edu/tag/coronavirus.

Last Updated July 05, 2020