Responding to COVID-19: Spring 2022

Dear Students, Faculty, Postdocs and Staff, 

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our overall health and wellbeing, sometimes bringing about feelings of isolation and loneliness. To help students, faculty, postdocs and staff cope through these unprecedented times, the Wellness at Penn team is thrilled to partner with Wellnest, a gamified, mindfulness app that promotes self-reflection and journaling in a fun and creative way. Wellnest will be available at no cost through August 2021. Faculty, postdocs and staff can find more information about Wellnest here:, students can find information here:

Unmask your Feelings – but just your feelings!

As our Penn Cares COVID-19 program reiterates, it’s critical that we all take the time to Connect, Reflect and Support ourselves and one another throughout the pandemic, and the Wellnest app is a useful tool to help. Wellnest features the following:

  • Guided Content: Wellnest’s content library offers relevant and niche topics to help you with social isolation, productivity, happiness, spirituality, and more.
  • Voice Journaling: Wellnest offers speech-to-text technology, improving the speed and quality of your journal entries. (You can also type too!)
  • Game Design: Earn Wellnest Gold for journaling and spend it in the shop to customize your new journal!

You can download the Wellnest app on your iOS device or join Wellnest on their web-based app.

For more information about the University’s COVID-19 response visit, and follow @COVIDPenn and @WellnessatPenn on Instagram and Twitter!


Karl M. Wellman, Jr.
Senior Director 
Operations and Planning
Design and Construction