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 as detailed below. This includes 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

Applies to all those working on site or remotely for any Penn State unit, college, or campus,

Executive Order for Federal Contractors
  • Must submit proof of vaccination


  • Receive an approved medical or religious accommodation and participate in mandatory weekly COVID-19 testing

January 4, 2022*

"On hold due to injunction."

For more information, visit the Careers Website and/or Penn State’s COVID-19 Website.

*This mandate requirement is currently under an injunction and will not be implemented by Penn State on Jan. 4. However, the injunction could be lifted in the near future. In the meantime, Penn State will continue with the current testing protocols. Employees who have not informed the University that they have been fully vaccinated are subject to required weekly testing. For more information on Penn State's current status please visit Penn State's COVID-19 University Status page