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. 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||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 (Undergrad & Grad Students)||Swipe access only||Until notified|
|GATHERINGS, MEETINGS (On/Off Campus)||Informal: up to 10 people indoors, 25 people outdoors; Formal: up to 25 people indoors, 75 outdoors Read more >; Admitted/prospective student groups and special events follow approved limits. Residential students may visit other halls. Classes follow approved size||Until notified|
|VISITORS||Admissions events follow approved protocols; Limited public visitors by approval||Until notified|
|ATHLETICS||Pre-approved spectators to resume at specified outdoor sporting events.||Until notified|
Undergraduate and Graduate Student University Travel:
Faculty/Staff University Travel must receive dean, vice president or provost approval
Students, faculty & staff follow Lehigh travel protocols for personal travel
|RESEARCH, LAB, STUDIOS||Until notified|
Stage One: June 1, 2021 - work on campus broadly permitted at the discretion of managers
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.