Message to Penn faculty and staff from Benoit Dubé

I recently informed Penn undergraduate, graduate, and professional students that three of our undergraduate students have tested positive for COVID-19. All had traveled internationally during Spring Break and were very forthcoming about details of their itinerary, allowing us to conduct a thorough contact investigation. 

The COVID-19 outbreak is unprecedented and is impacting all of our lives—both on and off campus. I want to again assure you that the University remains committed to the health and safety of its campus during these challenging times. 

While we take necessary and drastic measures to mitigate the spread of this infection, let us also remember that empathy, love and kindness are also contagious. Let us remember to treat each other with compassion and respect.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Ron Ozio at University Communications: 215-898-8658


Communications to students, faculty, and staff:

March 16, 2020:

March 13, 2020:

March 12, 2020:

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March 10, 2020:

March 3, 2020:

March 2, 2020:

Feb. 26, 2020:

Feb. 5, 2020: