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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

We are working with our governmental and community contacts to get additional clarification, but at this time we believe our critical functions of public safety, food service, facilities and support services, vivarium, and residence hall operations will continue to be permitted to operate.

However, this order does require that any other functions cease on-site operations promptly, as the enforcement of non-compliant businesses will begin as of 12:01 am on Saturday, March 21.

We will continue to update the campus community as we gain more clarity about this order and its impacts on the University. 

 

Valerie P. Weil, MD

Chief Financial & Operating Officer