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Coronavirus
(COVID-19)

Information Center

COVID-19 Dashboard & Reporting

During the summer months when a small number of students are living on campus, the case information included in this dashboard are reported weekly on Mondays (Tuesdays in the event of a holiday). Daily updates will resume beginning August 9.

Campus access, restrictions and operations may be affected by changing conditions due to COVID-19. View up-to-date information regarding the current status of campus >

Lehigh Student COVID-19 Cases

The below figures represent the total count of all Lehigh-enrolled students with known positive COVID-19 tests who are residing in the Bethlehem area or on campus. This information includes the running total of positive results from all types of testing administered since May 24, 2021. View historical data from past semesters >

Faculty and Staff Tests

Symptomatic faculty and staff are directed to be tested and contact the university’s Employee Health Nurse Case Manager from the Lehigh Valley Health Network. Read more on the COVID-19 Return to Campus Employee Health Guide. Faculty, staff and contract employees may also participate in surveillance testing. 

All faculty and staff cases are followed up on by LVHN and, depending on the employee’s residence, the Bethlehem Health Bureau. For contract employees, positive cases are reported through the established liaison system so appropriate contact tracing and notification can occur. These cases are also reported on the dashboard. This information includes the running total of positive results since May 24, 2021.

Process for Positive Cases

When a positive student case is reported, our Health and Wellness Center works in conjunction with the Bethlehem Health Bureau to ensure appropriate isolation of the student and to initiate contact tracing, notification and direct communication with those who may have been in close contact with individuals who tested positive for COVID-19. A close contact is defined by the CDC as someone who was within six feet of an infected individual for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period.

All student COVID-19 cases are followed up on by the Health & Wellness Center and Bethlehem Health Bureau. All employee cases are followed up on by our LVHN Occupational Health partner and, when applicable, depending on the employee’s residence, the Bethlehem Health Bureau.

If, during or after this process, the University believes that a campus alert is required, the University will issue the alert to the appropriate segment or segments of campus. Examples warranting such an alert may include, but are not limited to:

  • the need for partial or full building closure;
  • the need for students, faculty or staff to stay away from a specified area; or
  • evidence of widespread transmission on campus.

In making such alerts (or in reporting the aggregate number of cases on this dashboard), we will not publish names or other identifying information and will respect the rights of our students, faculty, staff, and community members under the privacy laws and the public health laws.

Read more about COVID-19 symptoms, treatment and on-campus testing for students >

Read our protocol for isolation and quarantine >