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Coronavirus
(COVID-19)

Information Center

For Campus Visitors

Last Updated: Oct 22, 2020 at 2:20 pm

Forms, Tools and Guidance

Admissions Visitors

All visitors to campus are extremely limited at this time. For prospective students and their families, we ask that you review our Admissions site for COVID-19 related details regarding virtual tour opportunities.

Although we are not currently hosting formal campus visits and events, prospective students may visit campus on their own and utilize our tour app or campus maps for a self-guided campus tour, following the same requirements as students, faculty and staff, including conducting a self-screening before coming to campus. Visitors are not permitted to access campus buildings or facilities.

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Yes. Anyone entering a University building must wear a cloth face covering to minimize risk to other building occupants and the Lehigh community. This policy is informed by guidance from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the CDC, and Pennsylvania Department of Health and tailored to the unique context of our residential and University community.

On the Lehigh campus:

  • Face coverings are required to be worn in any public area, and in any circumstance where interacting with others on campus. At Lehigh, we consider this to include all of our buildings as well as outdoor spaces where social distancing may not be possible at all times, such as on campus walkways and waiting areas.
  • Coverings may be removed when working in a private, single-occupancy office with the door closed or when eating, but should be worn in public spaces even when others are not present.
  • If you are sharing an office with another person, even if you are socially distanced, you should wear a mask at all times. 
  • A face covering is not a substitute for social distancing. Everyone should still be striving to maintain a six-foot distance between each other at all times.
  • Since we often do not know when situations will require them, cloth face coverings and appropriate PPE should be kept with you at all times on campus.
  • We provided a wellness/safety starter kit for all faculty, staff and students, which includes masks, hand sanitizer and other items.

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Students are not permitted to host visitors from off campus in any Lehigh residence hall, building or facility. 

All students, faculty, and staff are required to complete training, complete health requirements such as testing and quarantining before returning, and follow proper health protocols when on campus.

For all students, faculty, staff and visitors:

  • Students who left campus or the Bethlehem area overnight or longer must follow the travel and return to campus protocol.
  • A daily self-screening is required before coming to campus (download the Hawkwatch app to access the tool).
  • All are encouraged to wash their hands frequently and take proper health precautions, such as staying home when sick
  • The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is requiring the use of cloth face coverings when in public. On the Lehigh campus, face coverings are required to be worn in any public area, and in any circumstance where interacting with others on campus. At Lehigh, we consider this to include all of our buildings as well as outdoor spaces such as campus walkways, where social distancing is not possible. Coverings may be removed when working in a private, single-occupancy office or when eating.
  • A face covering is not a substitute for social distancing. Everyone should still be striving to maintain a six-foot distance between each other at all times.

All on-campus and off-campus meetings and gatherings (indoors and outdoors) are limited to five people at most. For any gathering up to five people, appropriate social distancing of at least six feet from others must be able to be observed and face coverings must be worn. Given no evidence of transmission in classroom and formal settings, in-person courses may exceed this five-person limit in accordance with the established course format.