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For Campus Visitors

Last Updated: Aug 12, 2020 at 10:17 pm

Admissions Visitors

For prospective students and their families, we ask that you review our Admissions site for COVID-19 related details regarding tour and sessions information and dates. All visitors to campus will be extremely limited and are required to abide by the same requirements as students, faculty and staff, including conducting a self-screening before coming to campus.

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The academic semester will begin on Aug. 24. 

Any employee, student or visitor entering a University building must wear a cloth face covering to minimize risk to other building occupants and the Lehigh community. 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 but should be worn in public spaces even when others are not present. 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. In August, we will be providing a wellness/safety starter kit for all faculty, staff and students, which will include masks, hand sanitizer and other items. 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.

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

For all students, faculty, staff and visitors:

  • 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.

Per the Pennsylvania Governor’s order of July 16, 2020, indoor events and gatherings of more than 25 persons, and outdoor events and gatherings of more than 250 persons, are prohibited.  These rules are applicable to Lehigh affiliated events and gatherings. Non-Lehigh affiliated public gatherings are not permitted for the Fall semester, regardless of size. All events in general will be limited and subject to approval. See the Facilities & Operations page for more information, including a list of considerations.