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Last updated: May 19, 2022

Wharton Executive Education’s COVID Safety Policy

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

Please note that participants will either have to show proof of vaccination, including having also received a booster shot, or have proof of a negative PCR test performed no more than 72 hours before attending an Open-Enrollment or Custom program held at Wharton’s Steinberg Conference Center in Philadelphia or at Wharton | San Francisco. Masks are required in executive education classrooms.

We also request adherence to any international or regional travel restrictions for those planning to visit the Steinberg Conference Center or Wharton | San Francisco. 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 full 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?

No. However, participants who are not fully vaccinated, including having received a booster, must show proof of a recent negative “PCR” COVID-19 test performed no more than 72 hours prior to check-in, if staying at the Steinberg Conference Center, or prior to the start of the program, if staying at a hotel off campus or at Wharton | San Francisco.

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

Participants who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including having received a booster shot, do not need to show proof of a negative “PCR” test. Participants who are not fully vaccinated, including having received a booster, must show proof of a recent negative “PCR” COVID-19 test performed no more than 72 hours prior to check-in, if staying at the Steinberg Conference Center, or prior to the start of the program, if staying at a hotel off campus or at 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) and have also received a booster shot.

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?

Yes. However, participants who are not fully vaccinated, including having received a booster, must show proof of a recent negative “PCR” COVID-19 test performed no more than 72 hours prior to check-in, if staying at the Steinberg Conference Center, or prior to the start of the program, if staying at a hotel off campus or at Wharton | San Francisco.

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

Participants in open-enrollment and custom executive education programs must provide proof upon arrival for their program. Participants who are not fully vaccinated, including having received a booster, must show proof of a recent negative “PCR” COVID-19 test performed no more than 72 hours prior to check-in, if staying at the Steinberg Conference Center, or prior to the start of the program, if staying at a hotel off campus or at Wharton | San Francisco.

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

Masks are required in executive education classrooms.

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 and/or testing requirements described above will apply to off-campus programming.

Does Wharton provide rapid testing upon arrival?

Participants may be asked to do a rapid test upon arrival or at different intervals during their stay on campus. This may be done on a case-by-case basis. Please note that Wharton reserves the right to update this guidance and its program participation requirements in response to current events and the broader health guidance and requirements of the University of Pennsylvania.

What happens if I test positive while on campus? Will I have to self-isolate or quarantine?

If you test positive while on campus, you will be required to isolate in your hotel room, per current health guidelines, at no additional cost.

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