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Welcome to PennOpen Pass

We share a collective responsibility to protect ourselves and each other from COVID-19. PennOpen Pass is a symptom tracker designed to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading within the Penn community.

Tracking is critical to reducing the spread of COVID-19 in our community as it will enable clinical staff and contact tracers to act quickly if COVID-19 is detected.

About PennOpen Pass

PennOpen Pass is a symptom tracker designed to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading within the Penn Medicine community.

The purposes of PennOpen Pass are to:

  1. Identify individuals whose health may be at risk and/or may pose health risks to others due to COVID-19,
  2. Ensure that individuals at risk receive appropriate assistance and follow up, which may include COVID-19 testing, self-isolation, contact tracing, and medical care,
  3. Monitor trends related to COVID-19 to ensure proper allocation of resources for health and safety, and
  4. Promote compliance with campus COVID-19 health and safety initiatives.

The following user groups are currently supported to use the tool:

UPHS employees will be required to use PennOpen Pass to report any of the following:

  • A new positive COVID test result (from lab or a home test)
  • A high-risk exposure event*
  • New cough
  • New difficulty breathing
  • Fever above 100.0 F or feeling feverish (chills, body aches)
  • New sore throat for > 24 hours that is worsening
  • New nasal congestion for > 24 hours (and not consistent with allergy symptoms)
  • New loss of taste and smell

Please text "CHECK" to 94501 to report symptoms, exposures, or positive tests.

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We are here to help!

For general feedback, please email or call 215-615-6633.


  • UPHS employees and affiliates with questions about their pass status or instructions should contact the PennOpen Pass Call Center at 215-615-6633. Effective June 1 the hours for the PennOpen Pass Call Center are Monday through Friday, 7 AM – Noon. Individuals who contact the Call Center outside of normal operating hours can leave a voicemail. This voicemail is checked regularly, and your call will be returned within the next business day.

Technical support

  • University users should contact their school, center, or entity IT support team.
  • UPHS users should contact the Penn Medicine IS Help Desk by phone at 215-662-7474.
  • Vendors and contractors should contact the IT support team at the school, center, or entity they are visiting or for whom they work.


For media inquiries, contact Ron Ozio.