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Campus Coronavirus Information

This page provides access to the most up-to-date information on Penn State's response to the coronavirus, as well as related campus-specific information.

UPDATED: Thursday, June 16, 2022, at 4:50 p.m.

Coronavirus Information

Masking Update as of June 16, 2022

Based on public health guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and due to Schuylkill County being at a Medium/Yellow Covid-19 community level as of June 16, 2022, masking on campus is now optional. Individuals who wish to continue wearing face masks are encouraged to do so.

The CDC’s county-by-county COVID-19 Community Levels are a tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. Levels can be low (green), medium (yellow) or high (orange), and are based on the number of new COVID-19 cases in each county as well as new hospital admissions and hospital capacity. 

  • Green counties: CDC recommendations call for individuals to stay up to date on their vaccinations and to get tested if they have symptoms of COVID-19. 
  • Yellow counties: The recommendations advise those who are at high risk for severe illness to talk to their healthcare provider about their individual need to wear a face mask. 
  • Orange counties: CDC recommends all individuals, regardless of vaccination status or individual risk, wear a mask indoors. 

When Schuylkill County's CDC Community Level changes status, the campus will communicate any changes in masking protocols to faculty, staff and students. 

Current Masking and Health Guidelines >

Vaccination Information

The University strongly encourages all students, faculty and staff to stay up to date with their vaccinations, including booster doses, and to share their vaccination status with the University. 

Students at Penn State Schuylkill can upload their vaccination records through myUHS. 

Faculty and staff can upload an image of their COVID-19 vaccination card into Penn State’s Salesforce Health Cloud, a secure online platform for collecting and storing health data.

More vaccine guidance >

Additional Information

Further details are available by visiting, Penn State’s main website with links to the latest news and answers to frequently asked questions about the University’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Other helpful links: This dedicated website for students offers support for remote learning, resources for academic advising and tutoring, and contact information. Course instructors visiting the site will find information on effective teaching, technology training, webinars and support as they update and teach their courses. The site also features a newly created guide for instructors specifically designed for preparing and teaching. Penn State’s main website with links to the latest news and answers to frequently asked questions about the University’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. The site’s resources page also contains links to dedicated resources for students and employees; information on testing, contact tracing and monitoring for the campus community; classroom and office guidance; and policies on masking and social distancing.

Penn State COVID-19 Compact: Before returning to campus, students are asked to verify that they understand the behavioral requirements and guidelines, via LionPath