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USciences COVID-19 Task Force Update (7/30/2020)

Dear USciences Students, Faculty and Staff, As we enter August and “back to school” season, much anticipation is building toward the start of our semester on August 31. Sincerest gratitude to the many faculty and staff who have been preparing for this unique semester for many months now in order to safely deliver the best experience for our students. And thanks to our students for your patience during this challenging time. Recently the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Health approved our plan to return to campus. Many thanks to our COVID-19 Task Force for putting this together. Be sure to...

07/30/2020

USciences COVID-19 Task Force Update (7/16/2020)

To: All Staff, Faculty, and Students Updated “Return to Campus Guidelines” The Task Force has updated USciences’ Return to Campus Guidelines; the updated PDF and webpages are available at Campus Guidelines. The updates include recommendations for daily health checks for all campus community members, notification requirements, as well as additional details on contact tracing and testing. Additional detail is provided on cleaning and disinfection, particularly of high-touch areas, as well as related to building traffic flow and signage. International students On Tuesday, July 14, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Immigration and Customs Enforcement backtracked on guidance announced the previous week...

USciences COVID-19 Task Force Update (7/9/2020)

To: All Staff, Faculty, and Students As we begin to see an increase in COVID-19 cases throughout the country, I hope that you and your families are well and safe. This resurgence of the virus serves as a reminder of our need to be vigilant and flexible. We continue to be optimistic about our ability to gather again on campus in the fall and are finalizing plans for a hybrid of in-person and virtual courses and activities come August. No matter the medium, we remain committed to continuing to deliver the highest-quality learning to our students. You’ll read more specifics...

A Message from President Paul Katz - 6/25/20

Good afternoon, everyone. I trust this message finds you well, safe and hopeful. As you’ll read in this week’s COVID-19 Task Force’s message below, we remain cautiously optimistic about our region’s transition to the (not really back to the old “normal”) GREEN phase in late July. Coupled with this plan are our Return to Campus Guidelines and the myriad of actions that need to take place in order for us to return to campus safely. You all know the information regarding the uptick in new cases that is being seen in some regions - this worrisome change mandates that we...

06/18/2020

IMPORTANT UPDATE: USciences COVID-19 Task Force Update (6/18/2020)

To: All Staff, Faculty, and Students We have an important update today that impacts the entire campus community. As discussed in prior communications, the COVID-19 Task Force has been working to finalize our interim guidance for return to campus. That guidance is now available for your information here, and includes a link to download a pdf if preferred. Please review this document as soon as possible, in advance of returning to campus, and refer back to it as often as needed. As discussed previously, limited reopening will occur on Monday, June 29, with a ramp-up of on-site operations after that...