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.
Revised: September 21, 2020 to provide PennOpen Pass information.
Revised: October 2, 2020 to reflect contact tracing change.
Non-affiliate access to Penn buildings should be limited to support for research or repair and/or calibration of 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
Vendors and contractors are required to complete symptom checks using PennOpen Pass on the days they visit University buildings and Penn Medicine facilities. Vendors and contractors who routinely report to campus, either at the University or Penn Medicine, should use PennOpen Pass on a daily basis. If you work for a company which uses a COVID-19 screening process approved by the University or Penn Medicine and you are not entering a University or Penn Medicine building, you are not required to use PennOpen Pass.
PennOpen Pass can be used on a phone or computer. Follow the steps below to get started.
- Click here to enroll in the program using your PennKey, UPHS credentials, or PennPath. You are asked to provide an email address, mobile phone number, and identify your role and affiliation via an enrollment form. During enrollment you can advise on your communication preferences and sign-up for daily text reminders.
- Log in to complete your symptom check survey.
- Users who DO NOT report symptoms or recent contact with someone who may have COVID-19 get a Green Pass.
- Users who DO report symptoms or have had a recent contact with someone who may have COVID-19 will receive a Red Pass.
- When you report to campus, you must show your Green Pass upon entry into University buildings or Penn Medicine facilities, wear face coverings, and practice physical distancing.
- If you work for a company which uses a COVID-19 screening process approved by the University or Penn Medicine and you are not entering a University or Penn building, you are not required to use PennOpen Pass.
- If you cannot use PennOpen Pass as a digital tool due to technology access or other issues, you can use the check-in process for people without PennOpen Pass at campus buildings.
Vendors and contractors should contact their health care provider with medical questions.