2020-21 Faculty Information

Vaccine Requirement

As announced by the University on June 1, all current faculty, staff, and postdocs are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than August 1, 2021. The University will be announcing a system to record their COVID-19 vaccination status securely and confidentially in Workday. 

Building Access

Faculty who need access to their office space during the month of June should email Kelly Fernández, in order to limit the number of people in the building. This restriction will be lifted on July 1.

COVID-19 Childcare Grant

Eligible faculty, staff, and postdoctoral fellows can apply for a grant of up to $2,000 from Penn to reimburse childcare expenses in your home or in a childcare center. Visit Penn's Childcare Resources and Support page to learn more.

Employee Assistance Program

These are challenging times, and Penn’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides eligible faculty and staff and their families access to free, confidential, 24/7 counseling and referral services for personal and professional life issues from any location. Learn more about the EAP here.

If You Are Sick

In accordance with current guidelines, if you are feeling unwell, seek medical guidance. If you are unable to work due to COVID-19 illness, please email dean@asc.upenn.edu.

Library Access

The Annenberg School Library will be closed through the end of Summer 2021, but Annenberg library staff are available remotely to assist with research, Canvas courseware support, streaming, and e-book requests. Starting July 6, you can also make an appointment to visit the Annenberg Library. Email Katie Rawson to set up a time.

Penn Libraries materials can be picked up outside of Van Pelt-Dietrich Library  through Pickup at Penn or mailed to you through Books by Mail.  For the latest on this and other library services, consult the Penn Libraries' Phased Service Availability FAQ. Please email Katie Rawson with any questions.

Penn HR Guidance for Managers

Faculty who supervise staff members may find helpful this page of human resources-related guidance for supervisors created by Penn’s Human Resources. Please consult the staff page for information on how the phased return to campus affects staff.

Research Resumption

Effective immediately, on-campus research can be resumed.


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