ICDS Hybrid Return To Campus – Fall 2021

Dates to know:

September 1-3: office prep days
* These 3 days (Wed, Thur, Fri) are days that you can move your stuff back into your office, get your systems/monitors set up
* Ryan Antion and an Admin team member or RTCC member will be available these days between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm to help as needed.

Monday September 6th – Labor Day – PSU Offices closed

Tuesday September 7th – Hybrid rotation starts

ICDS Documents to check out:

RTC Plan doc

Things to Do

Office Listing / Hybrid Schedule   – Will be posted once Finalized with leads

Team Retreat Presentation

PSU Documents to Check out:

PSU’s Covid-19 Dashboard

Supervisors’ Guide to Assessing Suitability for Remote Work for Staff

Working on Campus



Yes. Supervisors may ask about an employee’s vaccination status for adherence to current University masking protocols. Supervisors are not to take proof of vaccination, rather employees are encouraged to confirm their vaccination status via Salesforce Health Cloud. Supervisors are not to ask questions specific to reasons behind receiving or not receiving the vaccination.  If supervisors or employees should have any questions, they should contact their unit HR. Technical services employees and other employees represented by a collective bargaining agreement should check with their unit HR to determine if there are other requirements applicable to them.

Yes, unvaccinated individuals who have been in close contact with someone who is COVID-19 positive or suspected of having COVID-19 must quarantine for 7 to 10 days. They must quarantine for 10 days without testing if no symptoms have been reported during daily monitoring, or after seven days with a negative test on or after day five of quarantine and if they have no symptoms.

No. According to the CDC, fully vaccinated individuals do not have to be tested or quarantine but should monitor themselves for symptoms for 14 days. If symptoms develop, employees should contact their personal health care provider.

The “Fall 2021 Process for Return to On-Site Work for Staff” developed by the Return to Work Taskforce supports a phased return to a full on-campus environment by fall 2021, under the assumption that health and safety guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pennsylvania Department of Health, and other organizations support such a return. This interim strategy will give staff and supervisors sufficient time to consider longer term workplace adjustments consistent with the new long-term remote work strategy. For both faculty and staff, remote arrangements made for fall 2021 should not be expected to extend automatically beyond the fall and remote arrangements for spring 2022 and beyond will need to be established according to the process outlined in the soon to-be-announced long-term remote work strategy.

Faculty, staff members, students and families across all Penn State campuses can call the Penn State COVID-19 Response Center at 814-865-2121. The center’s hours of operation (all Eastern Time) over the summer are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Before calling, individuals are encouraged to review the University’s official coronavirus information website to see if their questions are answered there. The site includes links to Penn State COVID-19 resources, as well as a comprehensive list of COVID-19 FAQs for students and families, faculty and staff, and members of campus communities.

Click here for more information about the Penn State COVID-19 Response Center.