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Last updated: September 17, 2021

Wharton Executive Education’s COVID Safety Policy

Select Wharton Executive Education on-campus programming resumes in October 2021.

Due to ongoing public health measures related to the coronavirus, Wharton Executive Education has instituted a new health policy to keep participants, faculty, and staff safe while on the University of Pennsylvania campus in Philadelphia and at Wharton San Francisco.

We are planning to offer a few programs in person starting in October. Please note that participants will have to be vaccinated (or indicate that they are exempt) and have proof of a negative COVID test before coming to any Open-Enrollment or Custom program held at Wharton’s Steinberg Conference Center in Philadelphia or at Wharton San Francisco. Be prepared to show proof of vaccination when you are on campus. Additionally, participants should expect that masks will be required for most indoor activities.

We will also request adherence to any international or regional travel restrictions for those planning to visit the Steinberg Conference Center or Wharton San Francisco when on-campus programming resumes. Be assured we are closely monitoring travel guidelines provided by the CDC as changes occur.

Please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below for more details.

If you’d like to read our complete policy, click here. More information about the University of Pennsylvania’s COVID response can be found here. If you have any further questions about Wharton Executive Education, please contact Wharton Client Relations at +1.215.898.1776 or execed@wharton.upenn.edu.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do I need to be vaccinated if I attend a Wharton Executive Education on-campus program?

Yes, all participants in Wharton Executive Education programs held at the Steinberg Conference Center in Philadelphia or at Wharton San Franciso will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or indicate that they are exempt for religious or medical reasons. Be prepared to show proof of vaccination or your exemption when you are on campus.

Do I need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test before I attend a Wharton Executive Education on-campus program?

Yes, participants must show proof of a recent negative “PCR” COVID-19 test performed no more than 72 hours prior to the start of the program to gain access to the Steinberg Conference Center or Wharton San Francisco.

How does Wharton define “fully vaccinated?”

“Fully vaccinated” means that you have received the final dose of a vaccine approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or World Health Organization (WHO).

Which COVID-19 vaccines does Wharton accept?

Participants must be vaccinated with a vaccine currently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or World Health Organization (WHO).

Currently the list includes:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech
  • Moderna
  • Johnson & Johnson/Janssen
  • AstraZeneca
  • SII/Covishield
  • BIBP/Sinopharm
  • Sinovac/CoronaVac

I am not vaccinated or only partially vaccinated. Can I still attend an on-campus program?

Participants who are not fully vaccinated cannot attend an on-campus program unless they have a bona fide medical condition or religious reason for not being vaccinated.

How far in advance do I have to provide proof of vaccination?

Participants in open-enrollment programs must provide proof when they register for a program. Participants in custom executive education programs must provide proof no fewer than 30 days prior to the start of their program.

Will I have to wear a mask while I’m on campus?

Participants should expect that masks will be required for most indoor activities. Due to the unpredictable nature of the public health situation our safety requirements are subject to change as the situation warrants or as required to do so by the University of Pennsylvania, the city of Philadelphia, the state of Pennsylvania or by federal authorities.

My in-person program isn’t happening on campus. Does this policy still apply?

Wharton Executive Education will take into account the safety concerns of university faculty and staff, and determine on a case-by-case basis whether the vaccination requirement described above will apply to off-campus programming.

Questions about a future program?
Please contact our Client Relations Team at +1.215.898.1776 or by email.