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USciences COVID-19 Task Force Update (4/1/20)

To: All Staff, Faculty, and Students We have a number of important updates and reminders for the campus community today, following our weekly COVID-19 Task Force meeting earlier this week. As you’ve likely heard, federal and local government officials have announced the coronavirus stay home order is now in place through April 30, 2020. While we previously announced classes would remain online through the remainder of the Spring semester, USciences non-essential faculty and staff will continue telecommuting practices through April 30, 2020, or until further notice. Reporting COVID-19 As discussed in prior communications, persons with positive COVID-19 symptoms and/or test...

03/24/2020

USciences COVID-19 Task Force Update (3/24/2020)

To: All Staff, Faculty, and Students We have a number of important updates and reminders for the campus community today, following our weekly COVID-19 Task Force meeting yesterday. Commencement and Conferment Yesterday, President Katz informed the Class of 2020 of the difficult decision to move Commencement to a live-streamed, virtual ceremony on May 20, 2020, when the graduates will be granted their degrees. When it is safe to gather together again, USciences will host an in-person ceremony as well. The details of this activity will be developed over the coming months. For students celebrating Conferment, the ceremony will be rescheduled...

03/19/2020

Important Message regarding PA Governor Tom Wolf's Order

Dear Campus Community, The public was notified earlier this evening by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf that "all non-life-sustaining businesses" in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania must close their physical locations beginning at 8 pm on Thursday, March 19 (today). See the below link: https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/spl/pennsylvania-shutdown-lifesustaining-businesses-tom-wolf-shut-down-20200319.html Gov. Tom Wolf orders all Pennsylvania businesses that aren’t ‘life-sustaining’ to close, will enforce order Spotlight PA is an independent, nonpartisan newsroom powered by The Philadelphia Inquirer in partnership with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and PennLive/Patriot-News. Sign up for our free weekly newsletter. Gov. Wolf has announced that all but “life-sustaining” businesses in Pennsylvania must ... www.inquirer.com We...

USciences COVID-19 Task Force Update (3/19/2020)

To: All Staff, Faculty, and Students We have a number of additional important updates today for the campus community. USciences policy on intolerance Unfortunately, we have recently been notified of an incidence of racially intolerant social media messaging from a member of the USciences community, and the University is currently responding to this. We remind all members of our community that COVID-19 can cause infection in anyone, regardless of race, nationality, or ethnicity; it is not a virus specific to any one group of individuals. USciences will not tolerate discrimination of any kind, including discrimination or harassment associated with concerns...

03/18/2020

USciences COVID-19 Task Force Update (3/18/2020)

To: All Staff, Faculty, and Students Today we were notified that a non-residential USciences student has tested positive for COVID-19. The student has been forthcoming with recent activities, which included attending a social gathering between two Greek organizations believed to have been held at the Pi Lambda Phi off-campus residence on Thursday, March 12. We are in the process of notifying known direct contacts, following our existing protocols. The student is resting at home and no longer in contact with anyone in the University community. Protecting the anonymity of affected students or employees is critical, and we ask that you...