April 14, 2020

Revised: April 29, 2020 with updated symptoms and made consistent with Penn's lab worker policy

Revised: May 20, 2020 to reflect new guidance on temperature from Philadelphia Department of Health.

During this emergency period non-affiliates access to Penn buildings should be limited to support for essential research or repair and/or calibration of essential equipment critical to life safety.  Sales calls and product demonstrations, even those related to critical research, should be conducted remotely when possible.

Non-emergency Vendor visits should be scheduled by Penn personnel in advance.  All vendors coming on campus must abide by the following:


Daily Health Screening 

Early detection of illness can prevent the spread of COVID-19 to your colleagues.  Vendors must monitor their health daily.  Do not enter a Penn Building if: 

  • Temperature exceeds 99.8 F when measured with a household thermometer
  • If you are unable to take your temperature, evaluate if you have signs/symptoms of a fever: sweating, chills and shivering, headache, muscle aches, loss of appetite, irritability, dehydration and general weakness.
  • Shortness of breath or a cough within the last 14 days
  • Loss of smell or taste
  • Sore throat 
  • Anyone in your household has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or has demonstrated COVID-19 symptoms within the last 14 days. 
  • You have had close contact (within 6 feet for 10 or more minutes) with anyone outside your home who has a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or COVID-19 symptoms within the last 14 days. 
  • See https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html 
  • Face masks must be worn at all time while on Campus to abide by Penn’s Universal Mask Policy.
  • Physical Distancing of six feet should be maintained.
  • Good hand hygiene should be practiced

Please notify your Penn contact if you develop these symptoms within two days of working in a Penn.  EHRS is performing critical contact tracing for the University of Pennsylvania.  Report all Suspected/Probable/Confirmed cases to EHRS 215-898-4453 (24 hours)