Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

To the Penn Engineering community:

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have taken extraordinary steps to continue Penn Engineering operations in a manner that is consistent with our mission.

Whether you are a student, parent, staff member or a faculty member, this has disrupted your life. We also realize there are many questions as a result of these changes in operation. We are using this site to articulate policies that are specific to Penn Engineering and our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We realize these challenges are unprecedented and we also know we have the collective will and the problem-solving skills to overcome these challenges. I am immensely appreciative of the hard work by all members of the Penn Engineering community and the thoughtful coordination of the response to this event.

Vijay Kumar
Professor and Nemirovsky Family Dean
Penn Engineering

What to do if you feel ill:


Call Student Health with questions about COVID-19 or health-related travel questions at 215-746-3535. They have increased staff capacity in anticipation of increased call volume. Students are strongly discouraged from using the Emergency Department except for emergency situations (e.g. difficulty breathing, chest pain). More information can be found here.

Faculty + Staff:

Please contact your routine healthcare provider. Penn Telemedicine services (215-615-2222) are also available via OnDemand. More information on this benefit can be found here. Do not come to campus if you are feeling sick. If you are essential personnel, please communicate immediately to your leadership so that back-up personnel can be engaged. More information about COVID-19 can be found here.

Restricted Access to Penn Engineering Buildings:

As of March 20, 2020, access to all buildings in the Penn Engineering Complex is restricted to designated essential personnel. All laboratories and classrooms inside the complex are locked and accessible only to the relevant essential contacts. Learn More

Page last updated: Mar 23, 2020 @ 4:53 PM