For the Fall 2021 semester, we are looking forward to returning to a more normal semester with in-person activities and community events. Any COVID-specific policies are noted on this page. University leaders and the COVID-19 Response Team continue to monitor conditions and adjust policies to support the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and the surrounding Bethlehem community.
The below chart is updated as needed to reflect the current campus status at any given time. Operations are subject to change given evolving conditions. See below the chart for information about what factors the university monitors.
|CLASSROOMS||In-person continuing||Until notified|
|DINING||In-person dining open||Until notified|
|GYM||Taylor Gym & rec. areas open||Until notified|
|EWFM/LINDERMAN LIBRARIES||Undergraduate & graduate access open||Until notified|
|BUILDING ACCESS||Swipe access||Until notified|
|SYMPTOM SELF-ASSESSMENT||Required for visitors and contractors, encouraged for campus community||Until notified|
No COVID capacity limits on meetings/gatherings
Masks required indoors in public spaces, regardless of vaccination status. Masks not required outdoors. Masks required on buses. Read more >
|VISITORS||Admissions events follow approved protocols; No COVID restrictions on visitors, but visitors must complete symptom checker||Effective August 2, 2021|
|ATHLETICS||Spectators permitted; follow directives and information about the current schedule from athletics||Until notified|
Undergraduate and Graduate Student University Travel> international travel requires ITAC approval; refer to travel guidelines for domestic and additional international information
Effective, August 2, faculty/staff University travel no longer requires dean, vice president or provost approval
Effective, August 2, there are no restrictions on personal travel for students, faculty and staff
|RESEARCH, LAB, STUDIOS||
Stage Two: August 2, 2021 - return to full on-campus operations; anyone without an approved flexplace or remote work arrangement returns to pre-pandemic work configuration
In making decisions to restrict or lessen restrictions on campus operations, factors the university monitors include:
Any restrictions to campus activity or university facilities are implemented for the health and safety of the community and are continually revisited with the goal of reopening/resuming activity as soon as practicable.