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USciences COVID-19 Task Force Update (10/9/2020)

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students, As discussed last week, the University was notified of a number of new COVID-19 cases in our student population. Through our contact tracing process, several additional individuals who were exposed have been identified and have been placed in quarantine. Our investigation has found a number of recognized high-risk activities that have contributed to the spread among the affected individuals in our community, including: Small groups studying together, indoors, without social distancing or masks Recreational group athletic activities Casual interactions between residence hall or apartment neighbors without social distancing or masks While we understand the desire...


USciences COVID-19 Task Force Update (10/1/2020)

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students, Our USciences Community has shown great vigilance in the last month since classes resumed as part of our goal of keeping everyone healthy and safe. Unfortunately, it only takes one incident or exposure to put our entire University and our neighbors at risk. As we have seen repeatedly, COVID-19 moves quickly, and we must act responsibly to help prevent infection and virus dissemination. It is up to us all to ensure we can continue our Fall semester as planned. The University asks our community to continue to abide by important health behaviors: Wear a mask...


USciences COVID-19 Task Force Update (9/24/2020)

To: All Staff, Faculty, and Students Fall is now officially here, and our community continues to work together to stay healthy. Thanks to everyone for their ongoing vigilance. The Task Force has received several questions regarding the number of cases in our community, and after discussion we have decided we will use this weekly communication to report both new and cumulative positive tests weekly throughout the semester. We continue to remind everyone to abide by our four key guidelines for being on campus in order to keep our total cases as low as they are today: Wear a mask Keep...


USciences COVID-19 Task Force Update (9/18/2020)

To: All Staff, Faculty, and Students We’ve made it through the first half of September, and it’s finally starting to feel like fall! We continue to acknowledge all of the hard work being done on and off campus by our community. For faculty, staff, and students trying to balance work and study with child care and remote learning for their own children – thank you for hanging in there and we see you! For students learning in new and sometimes challenging settings and ways: Keep it up! We’ll get through it together. Thanks to all of our community who have...


Traffic Alert: Presidential Town Hall in Philadelphia Tonight

Dear USciences Community, The President of the United States will be attending a Town Hall hosted by 6 ABC at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia this evening. While the Town Hall will not air until 9pm, the traffic and transit impacts will begin this afternoon. There will be rolling street closures, detours, and mass transit changes. Please see the below link for information regarding the travel impacts of this event. https://6abc.com/abc-news-trump-town-hall-president-and-the-people-george-stephanopoulos-visit-philadlephia/6423435/ -USciences Department of Public Safety


Traffic Advisory from Penn Public Safety (9/11/20)

The Following is a Traffic Advisory from Penn Public Safety Public Safety has been notified by PennDOT of the following I-76 lane reductions and road closures beginning Monday, September 14th. Note the South Street on-and off-ramps closures. Beginning at 5:00 AM Monday, September 14, westbound Interstate 76 will be reduced to one lane around-the-clock until the end of the year between the University Avenue and 30th Street interchanges in Center City Philadelphia for reconstruction of the median barrier. In addition, the westbound off-ramp to South Street will be closed from 5:00 AM Monday, September 14, through the end of the...

USciences COVID-19 Task Force Update (9/11/2020)

To: All Staff, Faculty, and Students Thanks to everyone for making the first two weeks of the semester successful! Walking around campus we see terrific compliance with our mask guidance - so kudos to all of you who continue to work to keep our community safe! We are hopeful about the coming months, and encourage everyone to continue to be vigilant and adherent to our campus guidelines in order to keep all of us safe and healthy. Conducting daily health checks to monitor your symptoms are an important part of this effort. What symptoms should I worry about? As a...


To: All Staff, Faculty, and Students Welcome back to all! We hope you had a healthy, restful and relaxing summer, and are ready to embark on the new academic year! If you’ve been on campus this week, you’ve likely noticed many changes. In addition to welcoming everyone back, the COVID-19 Task Force wants to share some additional information about adjustments to campus operations and important information on reducing the risk of transmission. Many universities across the country have had outbreaks as students have returned to campus, including some within the City of Philadelphia. The institutions of higher education in the...

USciences Public Safety - Tornado Watch Until 10p

This is a message from ReadyPhiladelphia. Tornado Watch in effect until 10 PM. Conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms with possible tornadoes. This watch means that conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms with possible tornadoes. Hail and strong winds are also possible. Persons in the watch area should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings. For additional updates and weather information, visit http://www.weather.gov/phi For all current NWS Watches, Warnings, or Advisories, visit http://goo.gl/xfexUk For further information on emergency preparedness, visit http://www.phila.gov/ready


Traffic Advisory for Saturday 8/29/20 from UPenn