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Chief Wellness Officer Benoit Dubé said the low positivity rate is a testament to continued adherence to public health guidelines, and he urged students to continue to wear masks, socially distance, and wash their hands.
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Penn community members who are vaccinated on Wednesday will receive the second dose of the vaccine on May 12, a victory for students in on-campus housing who are required to move out by May 13.
04/15/21 1:25am
The entirety of the Penn community, including all students, are eligible to receive the vaccine on-campus on April 19, when the city of Philadelphia begins vaccinating all adults. 
04/14/21 12:35am
Vaccination appointment times for the week of April 19, when all adults in Philadelphia become eligible under Phase 2 of the city's rollout plan, will be released on the scheduling platform by Friday afternoon.
04/14/21 12:10am
Penn administrators said the continued decrease in cases was encouraging, but emphasized that members of the Penn community must continue to be vigilant, even after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
04/06/21 1:06pm
Philadelphia Health Commissioner Thomas Farley cautions, however, that "not everyone who is eligible will be able to get vaccinated right away due to limited supply."
03/31/21 1:24am
The University will begin vaccinating community members who qualify under Phases 1A and 1B as soon as its first allotment of doses arrives from the city.
03/31/21 1:15am
The University has seen a few cases this week among students who have already been fully vaccinated. 
03/23/21 1:54am
Philadelphia's decision to allow walk-ins at its federally run vaccination site has shown signs of early success in improving the racial equity of vaccine distribution. It has also, however, led to a large number of local, ineligible college students attempting to get vaccinated.
03/22/21 12:35am
To commemorate the 52 weeks since the University was evacuated, The Daily Pennsylvanian spoke to 52 members of the Penn community, who shared how the pandemic has impacted their lives.
03/17/21 3:05am
After experiencing an alarming uptick in cases in early February, Penn's undergraduate positivity rate and case count has decreased every week since.
03/08/21 1:10am
Crimes listed were reported to Penn's Division of Public Safety in the Penn Patrol Zone from March 1 to March 7. 
03/04/21 2:29am
About 70% of respondees said they believe their peers are not acting responsibly and over 71% said they know someone who has attended a gathering of over 10 people this semester.
02/24/21 1:38am
University administrators urged students to remain vigilant in following public health guidelines — particularly after a student was hospitalized due to severe symptoms and two students tested positive for the B.1.1.7 COVID-19 variant since arriving on campus this semester.
02/23/21 10:35am
Pottruck began a reopening pilot program on Feb. 3 after the Quiet Period ended, with plans to potentially reopen to all students. Chief Wellness Officer Benoit Dubé told The Daily Pennsylvanian on Feb. 23 that the protocols taken during the pilot program “have been shown to work.”
02/16/21 11:54pm
The decision comes after the University observed that the majority of students who have been exposed to COVID-19 end up testing positive on their 10th day in quarantine or before, if they test positive at all.
02/16/21 11:51pm
Chief Wellness Officer Benoit Dubé emphasized that while the University's lower positivity rate is encouraging news, it does not signify that community members can become complacent in adhering to COVID-19 guidelines.
02/10/21 12:16am
Chief Wellness Officer Benoit Dubé said there is "no evidence of an out-of-control outbreak" on campus despite undergraduate cases increasing from 113 to 239  between Jan. 31 and Feb. 6
02/09/21 11:47pm
The variant — a more contagious form of COVID-19 — was identified on campus after the two students tested positive and reported recent personal or familial travel from the United Kingdom. 
02/09/21 11:29am
The University announced Whitney Soule, the current dean of admissions and financial aid at Bowdoin College, as its next vice provost and dean of admissions.
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