A total of 80% of students enrolled in on-campus programs and 84% of faculty and staff have reported being fully vaccinated. The University expects the community vaccination rate to reach 90% by September.
The move comes as COVID-19 cases across the country continue to rise, largely due to the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant. Penn will continue to monitor the situation and the decision may change in the future.
The move marks the first time in well over a year that students, faculty, and staff will not be required to wear a mask indoors at Penn, a monumental step towards Penn's plan of holding a fully in-person, on-campus fall semester.