COVID-19 Information

May 19, 2022
 
To the campus community,
 
We take guidance from a new tool that the CDC has developed to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. Levels can be low, medium or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area. Currently the level in Carbon and Schuylkill Counties is medium, meaning that individuals may choose to wear a mask but are not required to. Lehigh County is at a high community level meaning that masks are recommended when indoors in public.

Please continue to respect the comfort level of all members of the campus community as we continue this transition. Additional masks are available in Public Safety and Human Resources on the main campus, and at the front desk at the sites.

People with symptoms, a positive test or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should continue to wear a mask. In addition, students conducting clinicals and internships must comply with the requirements of those external facilities.

If circumstances and guidance from the CDC changes, we will reinstate the mask mandate. At this time, however, masking will be optional and won’t be required in campus buildings, which includes the main campus in Schnecksville, the sites in Allentown and Tamaqua, and the Airport.