Masking requirements are determined based on the College's review of a variety of metrics, both internal and external to the institution. Requirements fall into one of two categories, Masking Optional or Masking Required.

The current status of campus is: 

Masking Recommended: Indoor masking is recommended for all students and employees.

 

CDC Requirements for Quarantine and Isolation

  • Per CDC guidance, individuals who have tested positive in the last 90 days are not required to quarantine if they remain asymptomatic.
  • Individuals testing positive for COVID-19 are required to isolate for 5 days (from the date of the positive test). On day 6, individuals may return to class or work if there is improvement of symptoms. Continuation of symptoms will require the individual to complete a 10-day isolation period. The CDC recommends masking in all settings for 5 days following a release from isolation on day 6. 
  • Per CDC guidance, close contacts (limited to shared living environments) of a positive case (including those who are vaccinated but not boosted, if eligible) must quarantine for 5 days starting on the date of last contact with the positive case. If the individual remains asymptomatic through day 5, they may return to class or work. The CDC recommends masking in all settings for 5 days following a release from quarantine on day 6. Those who are up-to-date on Covid-19 vaccinations but continuously exposed to a positive case because of a shared living environment are advised to wear a well-fitted mask for 10 days, in alignment with CDC guidance
  • Positive test results and close contacts (limited to shared living environments) for all individuals should be reported using the COVID-19 Reporting Form .

Provide proof of vaccination: Vaccination Record Submission Form *Information provided through the Vaccination Record Submission Form will not be retained in medical records maintained by College Health Services

Provide notice of close contact/off-site test/test results: COVID-19 Reporting Form

Ask a question about COVID-19 policies or changes: COVID-19 Question Form

Vaccination & Prevention

  • The College strongly encourages students and employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine and a booster when eligible. Students in some programs may be required to get a COVID-19 vaccine to meet clinical setting requirements. Masking requirements are determined based on the College's review of a variety of metrics, both internal and external to the institution. Requirements fall in to one of two categories, Masking Required or Masking Optional. The current status of campus is available at the top of this page
    • Masking Required: Indoor masking is required for all students, employees, and visitors--regardless of vaccination status.
    • Masking Optional: Masking is optional for students, employees, and visitors--regardless of vaccination status.

FAQs

Locations with standard business hours:

  • SASC Front Desk
  • Campus Center Information Desk
  • Library Resource Desk
  • ATHS Mail Services Center (ATHS/E138)
  • School of Engineering Technologies (LEC/B1134)
  • School of Business, Arts & Sciences (ACC/102)
  • School of Nursing & Health Sciences (ATHS/E257)
  • Earth Science Center
  • Aviation Center
  • BWD Front Desk

At this time, College Health Services and any associated COVID-19 testing spaces (symptomatic testing annex, asymptomatic or random testing locations, etc.) will remain masked environments. 

Additionally, the campus community is reminded that some faculty and staff may display a "masking preferred" sticker on their individual office or individual workspace. Please be respectful of this designation and mask up where appropriate. 

The College strongly encourages students to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Students in some programs may be required to get a COVID-19 vaccine to meet clinical setting requirements. 

At this time, College Health Services does not offer the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Disability and Access Resources will be the point of contact for any accommodations requested as a result of COVID-19, and Human Resources will be the point of contact for employee needs. All accommodations will follow Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements and will be responsive to COVID-specific guidance related to accommodating instances of elevated risk.

For accommodations related to Mask Optional status: 

COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective, but a small percentage of people who are fully vaccinated may experience what is known as a ‘breakthrough case’ and still become ill with COVID-19 if they are exposed to someone carrying the virus.  Given this, do not report to class or work and contact College Health Services for a COVID-19 screening; this will help determine whether a COVID-19 test would be appropriate. 

Testing & Mitigation

  • College Health Services will continue to conduct COVID-19 testing and contact tracing for the College community.
  • Quarantine and isolation procedures are in place for affected students and employees.
    • Per CDC guidance, those who have tested positive in the last 90 days are not required to quarantine if they remain asymptomatic. 
    • Individuals testing positive for COVID-19 are required to isolate for 5 days (from the date of the positive test). On day 6, individuals may return to class or work if there is improvement of symptoms. Continuation of symptoms will require the individual to complete a 10-day isolation period. The CDC recommends masking in all settings for 5 days following a release from isolation on day 6. 
    • Per CDC guidance, close contacts (in shared living environments) of a positive case (including those who are vaccinated but not boosted, if eligible) must quarantine for 5 days starting on the date of last contact with the positive case. If the individual remains asymptomatic through day 5, they may return to class or work. The CDC recommends masking in all settings for 5 days following a release from quarantine on day 6. 
    • Positive test results and close contacts (in shared living environments) should be reported using the COVID-19 Reporting Form.
  • On- and off-campus students may isolate on campus after a positive COVID-19 test result. 
  • Only on-campus students may quarantine in on-campus facilities. 

FAQs

All tests, results and notifications of close contact (limited to shared living environments) should be reported to the College using the COVID-19 Reporting Form

College Health services provides testing for symptomatic individuals. Student testing services are being expanded to include asymptomatic testing for individuals seeking peace of mind regarding their COVID-19 status. This testing, which begins the week of March 14, will be walk-in, no appointment required.

If students report any symptoms of COVID-19, they will be instructed to notify College Health Services immediately by calling the office at 570.320.5234; employees may notify College Health Services or their preferred provider. College Health Services is seeing those concerned about COVID-19 in the College Health Services Annex in the Bush Campus Center. Staff in College Health Services will provide you with directions when you call. When you are seen in College Health Services, staff will conduct a second-level screening process and, based on that screening, may test for COVID-19. In the event of a medical emergency, dial 911.

Students who test positive for COVID-19 through a provider other than College Health Services should report their result via the COVID-19 Reporting Form.

Students tested for COVID-19 will be presumed to be positive and required to immediately isolate pending test results. Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to continue isolation and remain isolated until day 6 (with improvement in symptoms) or complete a 10-day isolation period. Students will have the option to return home to isolate, but the College has isolation space available for those who wish to stay on campus.

College Health Services will conduct contact tracing for anyone who tests positive, which will be limited to shared living environments. This includes any unvaccinated individuals, and those vaccinated but not boosted, if eligible. Individuals who have tested positive in the last 90 days are exempt from quarantine as long as they remain asymptomatic. Those notified of their exposure through contact tracing are required to quarantine for 5 days as long as the individual remains symptom free. Students will have the option to return home to quarantine or to quarantine in their existing residence. Students who live off campus will not be permitted to quarantine on campus. 

In cases of isolation or quarantine, students will be supported in efforts to remain current with their coursework through coordination with their faculty. Students in isolation or quarantine will have meals delivered to them in accordance with their existing meal plan, if they have one, or billed as a declining balance expense, and they will have ongoing health support from College Health Services, as well as access to counseling though telehealth.

Employees who are exposed to or test positive for COVID-19 should refer to guidance provided by Human Resources.

Academic Instruction

  • Masking requirements are determined based on the College's review of a variety of metrics, both internal and external to the institution. Requirements fall in to one of two categories, Masking Required or Masking Optional. The current status of campus is available at the top of this page
    • Masking Required: Indoor masking is required for all students, employees, and visitors--regardless of vaccination status.
    • Masking Optional: Masking is optional for students, employees, and visitors--regardless of vaccination status.
  • Faculty and staff may not impose additional requirements beyond those outlined by the College, with the exception of masking preferred designations in individual offices.

FAQs

Masking requirements are determined based on the College's review of a variety of metrics, both internal and external to the institution. Requirements fall in to one of two categories, Masking Required or Masking Optional. The current status of campus is available at the top of this page

  • Masking Required: Indoor masking is required for all students, employees, and visitors--regardless of vaccination status. Faculty may wear face shields when providing instruction, and when at least 6 feet from others.
  • Masking Optional: Masking is optional for students, employees, and visitors--regardless of vaccination status. Some faculty and staff may request that visitors wear a mask when in their office space. The College asks everyone to be respectful of others’ preferences. If an individual refuses to comply with this request, the faculty or staff member may request a different meeting format. 

Masking requirements are determined based on the College's review of a variety of metrics, both internal and external to the institution. Requirements fall in to one of two categories, Masking Required or Masking Optional. The current status of campus is available at the top of this page

  • Masking Required: Indoor masking is required for all students, employees, and visitors--regardless of vaccination status. Faculty may wear face shields when providing instruction, and when at least 6 feet from others.
  • Masking Optional: Masking is optional for students, employees, and visitors--regardless of vaccination status. Faculty and staff may not impose additional requirements beyond those outlined by the College. Individuals who wish to continue wear masks may do so. Some clinical and off-site locations may require additional precautions. 

Consistent Communication

Weekly updates of positive and actives cases are provided to students, faculty, and staff via AdminWire, the College’s internal communication system.