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01/23/22 11:27pm
In a Jan. 7 email to the Penn community, administrators announced that all community members in campus buildings must either double-mask or wear a KN95 or N95 mask.
01/20/22 10:45pm
Two Perelman School of Medicine Professors were awarded $3 million dollars in Vietnam for their breakthrough mRNA research which led to the technology behind the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
01/20/22 1:32pm
In an email sent to the Penn community on Thursday morning, Penn administrators pointed to indicators that the peak of the Omicron variant has passed, following a surge of cases in the region. 
01/19/22 10:52pm
Penn’s weekly COVID-19 case count and positivity rate subsided while the number of students in isolation continued to surge in the week prior to on-campus move-in.
01/17/22 10:33pm
The new requirement applies to any Philadelphia establishment that sells food and drink for onsite consumption indoors — including movie theaters, bowling alleys, and sports venues.
01/13/22 11:29pm
The University will partner with SunRay Drugs, a local pharmacy, to offer the COVID-19 booster vaccine to all students, faculty, staff, and postdoctoral students.
01/12/22 11:36pm
Postponed final exams from the fall will be made up during the beginning of the spring semester in the same format they were offered previously.
01/12/22 11:26pm
1,281 Penn community members tested positive for COVID-19 last week — the highest number of new cases in one week since the start of the fall semester.
01/11/22 10:53pm
TIME's Editor-in-Chief described Elon Musk, who graduated from the College and Wharton in 1997, as an “example of a massive shift in our society.”
01/11/22 10:13pm
Penn will begin the spring semester with several COVID-19 mitigation measures — including two weeks of virtual learning and a new masking requirement.
01/11/22 7:53pm
The University received over 1,100 requests for early arrival, and approved "slightly more than 60%," according to Marc Lo, executive director of P1P.
01/07/22 8:44pm
University administrators announced that all students need to be tested for COVID-19 48 hours prior to arriving on campus and receive a gateway test upon arrival. 
12/23/21 2:19pm
On-campus housing move-in, which was previously scheduled to begin on Jan. 8, will begin on Jan. 15 and in-person classes will resume on Jan. 24. 
12/21/21 4:29pm
All eligible students, faculty, postdoctoral students, and staff must receive the booster shot by Jan. 31.
12/15/21 5:13pm
Cancellations include a Dec. 18 graduation ceremony, athletic competitions, the closure of campus libraries and fitness centers, and transition of final exams to an online format.
12/15/21 3:11pm
Finals scheduled through Dec. 17 will continue in person, while finals during the week of Dec. 20 will be online. 
12/09/21 11:31pm
Penn community members coped with the ever-changing pandemic and associated losses, and they managed a complicated and often stressful return to in-person classes and exams.
12/09/21 8:58pm
Dubé said the decision to prohibit indoor social events was preventative in nature and was made in an effort to avoid the need for further restrictions on campus movement, which could jeopardize the University's academic mission.
12/09/21 7:05pm
Whether in-person or online, masked or unmasked, socializing or isolating, COVID-19 continued to determine what life at Penn looked like in 2021.
12/08/21 8:15pm
Social events include parties, formals, and other spaces where alcohol, food, and dancing are present.