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IMPORTANT USciences COVID-19 Task Force Update (11/08/2020)

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students, Today, the City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health issued an urgent recommendation following this weekend’s election-related and other gatherings. The Department recommends that “anyone who has been around a large crowd of people recently should quarantine for 14 days. This means they should stay away from others who are not in their household…” Additionally, the Department recommends obtaining COVID-19 testing seven days after the last day an individual was around a large crowd. In order to protect the campus community, we concur with these recommendations and advise both quarantine and testing as advised. We...

11/09/2020

2020 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report NOW Available

Dear University of the Sciences Community, The 2020 Annual Security & Fire Safety Report was made available on Friday, November 6, 2020 in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act, a federal consumer protection act. Typically, the report must be published on or before midnight on October 1 each year. Due to the COVID 19 impacts, the United States Department of Education extended this deadline to December 31, 2020. The report is available via the following link, and on the University main page in the footer, as well as the USciences Department of Public Safety website. One can also receive a...

10/30/2020

City-Wide Curfew 10/30 at 9 p.m.

Dear Campus Community, The City of Philadelphia has issued a city-wide curfew which will go into effect on Friday, October 30 at 9:00 p.m. through 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 31. Starbucks and Tasty Drakes will close at 8 p.m. Other dining services will run on a normal operating schedule. Essential personnel are excluded from this curfew, but any employees traveling after 9 p.m. should be prepared to show documentation of this status. Department of Public Safety is in contact with the Philadelphia Police Department and our other University City partners and will share urgent information as needed through our...

10/28/2020

City-Wide Curfew 10/28 @ 9 p.m.

Dear Campus Community, The City of Philadelphia has issued a city-wide curfew which will go into effect on Wednesday, October 28 at 9:00 p.m. through 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 29. All on-campus dining areas, including Wilson Cafeteria and TastyDrakes/Starbucks, will be closing at 8 p.m. today (10/28) and reopening with regular hours starting tomorrow (10/29) morning. Essential personnel are excluded from this curfew, but any employees traveling after 9 p.m. should be prepared to show documentation of this status. Department of Public Safety is monitoring protest activities in Philadelphia with the Philadelphia Police Department and our other University City...

Civil Unrest in Philadelphia (10/28/20)

Dear Campus Community, University of the Sciences Public Safety continues to monitor unrest in areas of the city as it occurs. Over night, we tracked pockets of unrest that all avoided our immediate area. USciences remains open this morning for those with a need to be on campus. We ask that all community members use caution, remain aware of their surroundings, and check local media and ReadyPhila.gov for updates regarding areas of the city to avoid for safety, traffic, clean up, or other disruptions. USciences Public Safety and our partners continue to protect our campus and we will keep the...