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Coronavirus Workplace Preparations

March 25, 2020

To help faculty, staff, and other employees prepare, HR has published COVID-19 workplace guidelines and related links, including this important notice:

If you feel ill, please do not report to work.

Penn staff are dedicated to their coworkers and the University’s mission, however, working on campus while you are sick is never a good practice. It can endanger community health now more than ever. The University provides paid sick time and other benefits to compensate employees who are unable to work due to illness.

Refer to Penn’s Time Off Policies and COVID-19 Sick Time and Leave Guidance chart for details.

If you are not feeling better after 24 hours, seek medical attention following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) instructions. “Call your doctor: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider immediately.”

Penn Online Resources

Please refer to these resources for the latest information and guidance to maintain essential campus operations and protect the well-being of faculty, students, staff, and the community at large.

Penn’s dedicated Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources,, links to the latest announcements about the University’s prevention and mitigation actions such as the directives in the March 10 notice regarding University travel and large events.

Human Resources Information

Workplace Coronavirus Health and Safety Resources provides Human Resources related information including:

Remote Work Technology Links

Self-care is an essential part of community health.

Please contact Penn’s Health Advocate services and if you or your loved ones have questions or concerns about health care coverage. Contact Penn’s Employee Assistance Program for behavioral health needs at work or at home.

Call: 1-866-799-2329