DuBOIS, Pa. — As of Sept. 7, Penn State DuBois has released vaccination rates for students and employees at the campus.
At Penn State DuBois, 85% of full-time employees indicated they are fully vaccinated, including 93% of academic personnel (instructors, researchers and faculty) and 77% of nonunion staff.
Because Penn State DuBois 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 DuBois 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.
“We are very glad to see such a large percentage of our faculty and staff are vaccinated. We are seeing more and more students upload their proof of vaccination as the semester gets underway, also,” said interim chancellor Ping Werner. “We appreciate the students who have taken time to upload their proof of vaccination, and will be working to support all of our students in the vaccination process. This is a critical need for our campus and to promote the health and safety of the entire Penn State DuBois community.”
At this time, the overall campus vaccination rate is higher than the vaccination rate in Clearfield County.
Penn State DuBois has and continues to take a number of steps to support the health and safety of the campus population, including required masking while indoors, and seeking to learn why some have not yet been vaccinated. Administration tailors its approach to lessons learned by listening, and contacting those who have not yet provided their vaccination status. The campus also provides information on local vaccination clinics and promotes vaccinations on digital signage and on social media.
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 and 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 DuBois students can upload their vaccination records through myUHS. Campus employees can upload their vaccination records through Salesforce Health Cloud.
Testing is available to Penn State DuBois students, and can be ordered through the mail via the Vault Health mail-in test kit.
Penn State DuBois students who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should follow existing protocol, which includes contacting the campus nurse, following the provided guidance, and receiving symptomatic testing. Students may also visit a local provider. Employees who are experiencing symptoms are advised to contact Penn State’s Office of Occupational Medicine and 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.