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Coronavirus
(COVID-19)

Information Center

Campus Status

Last Updated: Apr. 28, 2022 at 1:21 pm

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.

Current Campus Status

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. 

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Area Current Status Timeline
CLASSROOMS Primarily in person, unless the instructor tests positive or more than 30% of the total number of students in the course are currently in isolation/ quarantine. Read more >
 
Until notified
DINING In-person dining open; view Lehigh Dining hours  Until notified
GYM 

Check website for updates & hours; SHM fitness center open

Until notified
EWFM/ LINDERMAN  LIBRARIES Undergraduate & graduate access open Until notified
BUILDING ACCESS   Check LUPD website for updates  Until notified
SYMPTOM SELF-ASSESSMENT  As of March 1, 2022, completing a symptom checker is not required unless otherwise specified.  Until notified
GATHERINGS, MEETINGS 

No size limits on gatherings and meetings. 

Until notified
MASKS 

Optional indoors and outdoors on Lehigh campuses, with some exceptions. Masks REQUIRED in the Health and Wellness Center. Masks RECOMMENDED on Lehigh buses. Masks REQUIRED when isolating or quarantining. Masks may be required in specific contexts or where people who are at high risk for complications due to COVID are located. In these situations signage and/or other means will be used to communicate this requirement. Events, meetings and registrar-scheduled classes may be areas where masking is required by event organizers or instructors. Read more>

Until notified
VISITORS No COVID restrictions on general visitors; Other rules may apply for visitors on campus more than a day. Visitors must follow all current campus health and safety protocols while on university property. Until notified
ATHLETICS Follow directives and information about the current schedule from athletics Until notified
TRAVEL

Undergraduate and Graduate Student University Travel > international travel requires ITAC approval; otherwise, no COVID-related restrictions on travel; read current guidance on Travel & Transportation page.

Until notified
RESEARCH, LAB, STUDIOS 
  • Follow any lab-specific safety protocols
Until notified
FACULTY/STAFF

Full on-campus operations; anyone without an approved flexplace or remote work arrangement returns to pre-pandemic work configuration

Until notified

In making decisions to restrict or lessen restrictions on campus operations, factors the university monitors include:

  • the number of active cases on campus
  • evidence of community spread
  • the positivity rate of Lehigh COVID-19 testing
  • the availability of testing and processing turnaround times
  • local hospital capacity
  • isolation and quarantine capacity on campus
  • the emergence of new state restrictions or guidance, among others

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. 

Contact: For questions regarding these areas, reference the COVID-19 contacts resource page