Penn State COVID-19 Vaccination or Testing Requirements

Penn State is committed to the health of our local and global communities. Anyone who works at Penn State will need to comply with COVID-19 vaccination or testing requirements that are in place for their campus, college, or administrative unit as outlined below. These requirements apply to all executives, administrators, faculty, staff, Penn State Extension staff, students supported on wage payroll and graduate students supported on graduate assistantships. Employees represented by a collective bargaining agreement should consult with their supervisor or unit HR to determine how this applies to you.

Location/Demographic group Mandate or Policy Penn State Requirement Deadline/Effective Date

Altoona Campus - Health and Wellness Center
College of Health and Human Development – Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic
College of Liberal Arts - Psychology Clinic
College of Medicine
Erie, Behrend Campus - Health and Wellness Center
Student Affairs- Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Student Affairs- University Health Services

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid CMS
  • Must submit proof of vaccination


  • Receive an approved medical or religious accommodation

February 26, 2022

Any college, campus, or unit not outlined above.

Executive Order for Federal Contractors
  • Must submit proof of vaccination


  • Receive an approved medical or religious accommodation

*On hold due to injunction

*This mandate requirement is currently under an injunction and will not be enforced by Penn State until decisions are made in federal court. However, the injunction could be lifted in the near future and would require all employees to be vaccinated or have an approved accommodation. We recommend taking the actions below to ensure the appropriate information is on file with the University.

For candidates who have accepted an offer of employment, below are instructions for uploading vaccination information or requesting an accommodation:

  • Full-time and part-time faculty, staff and world campus students will need to upload their COVID proof of vaccination into the University’s Salesforce Health Cloud, a secure online platform for collecting health data.
  • Student workers (part-time and work-study) or graduate assistantships need to upload their proof of vaccination through myUHS. Instructions can be found on the University Health Services (UHS) website. Students who have already uploaded their vaccine information and received the confirmation of upload from UHS do not need to upload again.
  • Individuals seeking a religious accommodation request should visit the Affirmative Action Office (AAO) website and complete the COVID-19 Vaccine Religious Accommodation Request Form.
  • All individuals seeking a medical/disability-related accommodation should complete a COVID-19 Vaccine Medical/Disability Accommodation request form. Students supported on graduate assistantships must submit a completed form to University Health Services via the myUHS portal, while all other student employees should submit a completed form to Occupational Medicine at [email protected].

For more information, please visit Penn State’s COVID-19 Website.