LEMONT FURNACE, Pa. — As of Sept. 6, Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus has released vaccination rates for students and employees at the campus.
At Penn State Fayette, 84% of full-time employees indicated they are fully vaccinated, including 100% of administrators, 87% of academic personnel (instructors, researchers and faculty) and 79% of nonunion staff.
Because Penn State Fayette is a commuter campus with no residential students, student vaccination upload numbers may be lower compared to other campuses with residential students. To date, 43% of Penn State Fayette students have uploaded their proof of vaccination. With more students continuing to upload their proof of vaccination each day, the actual vaccination rates on campus may be higher. However, 57% of the campus’ students have not responded so the status of those individuals’ vaccination rates is unknown.
“It is critical that our students and our employees obtain the COVID-19 vaccine and upload their proof of vaccination to promote the health and safety of the entire Penn State Fayette community,” said Chancellor Charles Patrick.
Penn State Fayette has and continues to take a number of steps to support the health and safety of the campus population, including promoting vaccination and disseminating educational resources through a comprehensive digital campaign.
Vaccination data for all Penn State campuses will be available on the COVID-19 dashboard later this month. Penn State’s 20 Commonwealth Campuses across Pennsylvania vary in size and demographics, with some campuses offering residential experiences while others providing for commuter students.
Penn State previously announced that unvaccinated students and employees will be required to submit to weekly testing for COVID-19 throughout the fall semester. Penn State Fayette students can upload their vaccination records through myUHS. Campus employees can upload their vaccination records through Salesforce Health Cloud.
Voluntary and symptomatic testing is available at Penn State Fayette. To obtain a student test, contact Campus Nurse Ronette Poorbaugh ([email protected], 724-430-4137) or place an order through the mail via the Vault Health mail-in test kit.
Penn State Fayette students who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should seek symptomatic testing via the campus nurse or a local provider. Employees who are experiencing symptoms are advised to schedule an appointment with their health care provider.
The University strongly encourages all individuals to receive a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as they are able, if they have not done so already. Throughout the fall semester, vaccines will be made available on or near all Penn State campuses. The CDC’s vaccines.gov website provides a list of nearby providers, including hospitals, doctor’s offices, pharmacies, department stores and grocery stores.
For the latest information about Penn State’s response to COVID-19, visit virusinfo.psu.edu.