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Penn State To Anonymously Survey Employees On Vaccine Status

Penn State will send out an anonymous survey to faculty and staff this week to ask them about their current COVID-19 vaccination status or plans to get vaccinated before the fall semester begins.

Penn State employees should receive an email on Wednesday, June 30, that contains the survey link. Each questionnaire should take about two minutes to complete.

Responses to the survey are “completely anonymous,” according to Penn State. All employees are asked to take the survey, regardless of whether they’ve already uploaded their COVID-19 vaccine cards through the Salesforce Health Cloud.

Penn State said it will use responses to inform its “COVID-19 management plan” and make decisions ahead of the fall semester.

“The University’s plans for fall will be informed by understanding how many Penn State students, faculty and staff are vaccinated for COVID-19 and it is vital for the University to have this data to inform what, if any, additional mitigation strategies may need to be implemented when on-campus activities fully resume in August,” Penn State said in a statement.

Penn State said it plans on sending out a similar questionnaire to students sometime soon.

To date, Penn State hasn’t mandated COVID-19 vaccines for students or employees. Instead, it’s focused on incentivizing them through raffles and giveaways, including drawings for $1,000 prizes.

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