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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.

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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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PennReady: UPennAlert Awareness Drill & Life Safety Measures Safety Fair on College Green 9/27/19

LIFE SAFETY MEASURES FAIR:

On Friday, September 27th from 12 to 3pm, the Division of Public Safety and the Penn Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT) will host a Life Safety Measures event on College Green. Joined by sponsors from Penn Environmental Health and Radiation Safety, Penn Vet Working Dog Center, City of Philadelphia Fire & EMS Department, Allied Universal, University City District, Penn Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics, Penn Student Health Service (SHS), Penn Medicine’s Center for Resuscitation Science, the Office of Risk Management, and more. Penn Dining will be providing a fabulous Chili Cook-Off and lots of other food and giveaways will be on hand. Stop by College Green and learn about live safety measures including CPR, AED, Stop the Bleed, Wellness and Resiliency. Rain date for the safety fair will be Friday, October 4th. The UPennAlert Awareness Drill will occur on 9/27 at 12pm, rain or shine.

UPennAlert & Shelter-in-Place Awareness Drill:

In conjunction with the event, beginning at 12 p.m. the Division of Public Safety, with the support of the Office of Information Systems and Computing, is conducting the annual test of the UPennAlert Emergency Notification System, in conjunction with a campus-wide Shelter-in-Place Awareness Drill.  This annual test is required for Penn to comply with the Philadelphia Fire Code and the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

The test will be conducted through several delivery methods of the UPennAlert System, including personal electronic devices, the DPS website, and the Penn Siren Outdoor System.

A UPennAlert message will be sent by email and SMS text message to all registered members of the UPennAlert Emergency Notification System, with a notification that the message is only a test.  When you receive the message on your registered device(s), you DO NOT have to respond or take any additional action.  You will also hear a test of the Penn Siren Outdoor System, which emits a 15-second siren. This alert will be followed by pre-recorded and live voice messages, both confirming that this is an exercise.

The UPennAlert System’s effectiveness depends upon the accuracy of recipients’ personal contact information.  To register for the system, or to update your contact information, visit the UPennAlert site and follow the link that best applies to you.  All information is secure and confidential.  If you have any problems updating your personal contact information, please email the Division of Public Safety at the Public Safety Feedback Line.

For more information on the UPennAlert Emergency Notification System and Shelter-In-Place, please visit the Public Safety website page on how to be PennReady.

The UPennAlert Awareness Drill will occur on 9/27 at 12pm, rain or shine.

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