Dear IUP Students,

I wanted to make you aware of a recent message from Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf related to college and university students and the COVID-19 vaccine.

This press release was distributed on April 14: Wolf Administration Encourages All College Students to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine Before the Semester Ends, offers information and links to vaccine providers in Pennsylvania.

As I shared with you on April 7, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, vaccination is one of the best defenses against the COVID-19 virus. To find out more information about vaccinations, please refer to the CDC website.

If you have any questions about the vaccine, you may contact the IUP Health Service Office at Information about finding vaccine providers is available on the Pennsylvania Department of Health site.

Vaccines are not required for students or employees.

Free COVID-19 testing for students continues to be offered at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; registration for testing is available on this portal.

Health and safety guidelines - face coverings and social distancing - continue to be required on campus. Thank you for continuing to follow these guidelines to keep yourself—and our community— safe during this difficult time.

I wish you all the best as we enter the last few weeks of the semester.

Dr. Tom Segar