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Return to Campus Update

Coronavirus (COVID-19): The latest updates about USciences return to campus: The full plan for a phased return of employees and students:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Updates

University of the Sciences continues to closely monitor the ongoing and evolving situation related to the novel Coronavirus COVID-19 in order to evaluate the outbreak’s impact on members of our campus community, visitors, and operations on campus.

USciences’ spring semester includes a hybrid approach with a combination of small on-campus courses and virtual classrooms.. Those employees that can continue to telecommute should do so. View the COVID-19 Return to Campus Guidelines.

USciences is committed to the health and safety of the University community. Learn more about how the campus community is protecting themselves and others.  We continue to follow guidelines released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, Pennsylvania Department of Public Health, and Philadelphia Department of Public Health.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is COVID-19?
What can I do to protect myself and others?
What should I do if I feel sick?
How does the virus spread?
What should I do if I had contact with someone identified as COVID-19 positive?
If I am self-monitoring my symptoms what should I do?
Is it safe for me to attend onground classes?
What do dining services look like on campus?
Where can I study or participate in my remote courses on campus?
Whom do I contact with concerns about my schedule – specifically about being on campus for labs?
Why are Tuition and Fees the same if I am online this fall?


What can you do to protect yourself?

All individuals should be diligent in practicing routine hygiene etiquette to prevent all types of infections including COVID-19.

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when sneezing or coughing.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer after sneezing or coughing.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Do not share any food, drinks, cups, utensils, etc.
  • Avoid close contact with those who are ill.
  • Maintain a safe distance of at least 6 feet from others to reduce the risk of transmission of infection. 
  • Stay home when you are sick and do not have contact with others
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face covering or mask when you are around others or in public. Cloth face coverings are meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces
  • Monitor your health and be alert for symptoms


More information about COVID-19

You can find the latest information on the spread of COVID-19, CDC travel guidance, and the World Health Organization recommendations at the following sites.  Please check these sites often for important updates.



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