UPennAlert Public Safety Notice  

Suspended Operations – Monday, June 1, 2020

Suspended Operations - Monday, June 1, 2020

Consistent with the City of Philadelphia’s announcement of emergency operations and City office closures, University operations are suspended for Monday, June 1, 2020. Only University employees considered essential for life safety activity who are notified by their supervisors should report. All Health System employees working downtown should be guided by direction of their supervisors.

Emergency215-573-3333

UPennAlert Public Safety Notice

Suspended Operations – Monday, June 1, 2020

UPennAlert: Suspended Operations – Monday, June 1, 2020

Consistent with the City of Philadelphia’s announcement of emergency operations and City office closures, University operations are suspended for Monday, June 1, 2020. Only University employees considered essential for life safety activity who are notified by their supervisors should report. All Health System employees working downtown should be guided by direction of their supervisors.

Penn Transit Services: Effective Sunday, May 31 at 6:00 PM, all services running on PennRides on Request have been suspended in compliance with the City-wide curfew.  This in effect until further notice.

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UPennAlert: Civil unrest occurring throughout the City including West Philadelphia. City-wide curfew in effect at 6:00 PM tonight.

Sunday, May 31st: UPennAlert: Civil unrest is occurring throughout the City including West Philadelphia. Additionally, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, has again issued a city-wide curfew from Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 6 p.m. until 6 a.m., Monday, June 1, 2020. This curfew has been implemented due to recent civil disturbance and disorder that began yesterday afternoon, and is continuing today throughout the City. Please stay alert, avoid crowds and continue to abide by the COVID-19 Stay-At-Home order.

Penn Police and our Allied Universal Security partners have increased patrols to ensure that safety of the University City area.

The Division of Public Safety will continue to ensure the highest level of safety and security for our community. Please be sure to use the Walking and Riding Escorts available to you free of charge.

Additionally, if you have not done so, please take a moment to sign up for the : UPennAlert Emergency Notification System as well as the Penn Guardian System which can help Police better find your location in an emergency.

Student Health Services will be holding remote appointments on Monday, June 1st.

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Saturday, May 30th: UPennAlert: City-Wide Curfew in Place: The City of Philadelphia has implemented a citywide curfew from 8 pm on Saturday, May 30th until 6 am on Sunday, May 31st due to civil unrest predominantly in the Center City area.

Additional Penn police officers and Allied Universal security officers will be patrolling in the Penn patrol zone, which encompasses the area between 30th and 43rd Streets, and Market to Baltimore Avenues.

Note, PENN TRANSIT SERVICES  to Center City have been suspended for the rest of the evening. Affiliates who have an urgent need for a transport to Center City please call PennComm at 215-573-3333.

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The Division of Public Safety will continue to ensure the highest level of safety and security for our community.

Additionally, if you have not done so, please take a moment to sign up for the UPennAlert Emergency Notification System as well as the Penn Guardian System which can help Police better find your location in an emergency.

UPennAlert Registration: Visit: www.publicsafety.upenn.edu/upennalert for information on how to register.

Penn Guardian: Visit: https://www.publicsafety.upenn.edu/safety-initiatives/pennguardian/ for information on the PennGuardian system.

Contact Information: Emergencies: 215/573-3333 or 511 (from any campus phone)

Special Services: 215/898-6600

Escort Services: Walking 215/898-WALK (9255)

Penn Transit Ride Service 215/898-RIDE (7433)

General Information: 215/898-7297

  • Posted on May 30, 2020 at 9:53PM
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Computer Security

Digital-Safety

  • Maintain a healthy skepticism about electronic identity. E-mail and newsgroup messages can be easily forged, and you cannot always trust a website’s identity. If it is important that you know with whom you are dealing, verify their identity independently.
  • Be careful what you say in e-mail. Don’t discuss confidential matters. Think of e-mail as a postcard that anyone can read. For information about technical solutions to the problems of e-mail security, contact the University Information Security Officer.
  • Limit the amount of personal information you share. There could be hundreds of thousands of people reading your postings to e-mail lists and newsgroups site. Some services archive newsgroup messages indefinitely, providing key-word search capabilities to find anything that anyone ever posted on a public news group site.
  • Also consider how much personal information you include in your e-mail signature file. Is your home phone number or address really necessary?
  • Be careful with commercial transactions over the Web. If you are buying goods or services, use common sense. Make sure you know with whom you are dealing. Verify their identity independently (e.g., check directory assistance to see if a business/individual exists).
  • Consider transacting business by phone, mail or in person if it’s just as easy. Be careful of paying for something sight unseen, and be careful about sending your credit card information over the Net. Never go to look at merchandise in a private location alone; rather, take a friend, or better yet, arrange with the seller to meet in a public place.
  • Be alert for scams that can jeopardize the security of your system or the network. Never give out confidential information in response to e-mail or a phone call (e.g., someone purporting to be your system administrator asks you for your password, or gives you a new value to change it to). Be wary of unsolicited technical advice – never follow a stranger’s instructions to type something into your computer unless you understand the impact of what you are typing.
  • Avoid pyramid schemes. A pyramid scheme is a chain letter in which recipients are asked to send cash or something of value through the mail to early senders of the letter. Pyramid schemes are illegal even if the solicitation is sent via e-mail or posted to a newsgroup.
  • Use good judgment. Do not expose yourself to legal liability by defaming a person or organization with false and damaging information. Be careful about disclosing information that might violate someone’s right to privacy.
  • Guard your password. Don’t share it with anyone. Once you have shared it, you no longer have any control over how your account is used. Don’t write your password down or include it in a logon script.
  • Protect your networked computer. Make sure you understand your computer’s security mechanisms so you don’t leave it and your data unprotected. Macintosh and Windows users should be sure they understand file-sharing options so they don’t mistakenly share private information with everyone on the Net.
  • Back up your data. Make regular backups and store backup media in a separate location. If you need any help related to information security, e-mail the University Information Security Office at security@isc.upenn.edu. Contact University Police at (215) 898-7297 to file a criminal report of e-mail harassment, scams or forgery of your name over the Internet. For more information about information security, check Penn’s Information Security and Privacy homepage at www.upenn.edu/computing/security-privacy.
  • For additional useful Cyber Security Tips please go to the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team’s website at www.us-cert.gov/cas/tips, and for updates about the latest email and web scams visit the Internet Crime Complaints Center at www.ic3.gov/media

  • Emergencies

    215.573.3333

  • General Information

    215.898.7297

  • Campus Phones

    511

4040 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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