COVID-19 Information

Resources for Students,  Faculty and Staff 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. 

Weekly Testing and How to Test Voluntarily

Penn State previously announced that unvaccinated students and employees will be required to submit to weekly testing for COVID-19 throughout the fall semester. Testing has begun and results are being posted on the COVID-19 dashboard. To avoid weekly testing, Penn State Mont Alto students can upload their vaccination records through myUHS. Campus employees can upload their vaccination records through Salesforce Health Cloud.

Voluntary testing is available at Penn State Mont Alto. Student tests are being distributed at Conklin Hall, Room 103, or can be ordered through the mail via the Vault Health mail-in test kit.

Penn State Mont Alto students who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should contact health services at 717-749-6160 or the 24/7 nurse line for assessment. If the health care professional determines the student should be tested, the campus will help the student with access to testing.

Masking Requirements

In response to accelerating COVID-19 case counts across the state and country, and in consultation with University Faculty Senate leadership, Penn State is requiring all students, faculty, staff and visitors — including those who are vaccinated and unvaccinated — to wear masks indoors at all campuses. Learn more about the masking requirement here.

Additionally, all individuals must wear a face mask while using public transportation, in accordance with CDC guidance, and in some additional settings such as when visiting on-campus health care facilities and when conducting in-person research involving human subjects.

At this time, physical distancing and outdoor masking are not required.

Vaccination Status
All students and employees are strongly encouraged to share their vaccination status with the University.
 Data on vaccination rates among students, faculty and staff are needed to inform the University’s decision-making and its COVID-19 mitigation plans. With this information, University officials will be able to assess vaccination rates across Penn State and modify approaches, if needed, to mitigate spread as appropriate.