University leaders and the COVID-19 Response Team are responsive to changing COVID-19 conditions and may adjust campus operations to support the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and the surrounding Bethlehem community throughout the semester.
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. It should therefore be considered a snapshot in time rather than indicative of any long-term restrictions. As COVID-19 case counts continue to rise locally and across the country, and given the vaccine will not be available to the general public for still some time, the spring semester will require continued safety protocols to mitigate the spread of the virus. We are hopeful that as conditions improve, more in-person activities will be able to resume. See below the chart for information about what factors the university monitors.
|CLASSROOMS||In-person components continuing for classes identified by the spring schedule as having an in-person component.||Until notified|
|DINING||Take-out only. Details >||Until notified|
|GYM||Taylor Gym & rec. areas to begin opening plans||TBD -check website|
|EWFM/LINDERMAN LIBRARIES||Undergraduate & graduate access open, no dining||Until notified|
|BUILDING ACCESS (Undergrad & Grad Students)||Swipe access only||Until notified|
|GATHERINGS, MEETINGS (On/Off Campus)||Limited to 5 people indoors, 15 people outdoors; residential students may visit other halls; classes follow approved size||Until notified|
|VISITORS||No public visitors; limited visitors by approval||Until notified|
|TRAVEL||University travel requires approval. Students, faculty & staff follow Lehigh travel protocols for personal travel||Until notified|
|RESEARCH, LAB, STUDIOS||Until notified|
|FACULTY/STAFF||Remote work encouraged where possible; classes identified as having an in-person component remain in person||Until notified|
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.