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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 will begin a phased approach to on-campus operations in late June in order to resume in-person classes and activities for the fall semester in August. The fall semester will include a hybrid approach with some, smaller, hands-on courses held in person, while large lectures will be held virtually. Summer courses will continue to be held virtually. Those employees that can continue to telecommute should do so. View the COVID-19 Return to Campus Guidelines.

The health and safety of all members of the USciences community is of the utmost importance to us and 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.

Updates from University of the Sciences

Frequently Asked Questions

What is COVID-19?
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 USciences Open?
How can students enrolled in Spring 2020 access CARES Act emergency funds?


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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