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Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19

Last Updated: Jan. 13, 2022 at 5:03 pm

Mitigating the spread of COVID-19 is everyone's responsibility. Getting vaccinated is one of the best individual actions you can take to support the health and safety of the entire community.  

One can test positive for COVID-19 without symptoms, so it's important to follow safety protocols even if you feel well or test negative for the virus. Both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals who feel sick should stay home and away from others, get tested for COVID and follow the directions of their health provider.


Mitigating the Spread of COVID-19

Coronavirus, the virus that causes COVID-19, is primarily spread through the airborne transmission of infected droplets from person to person.

  • Follow the current campus status rules
  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Viruses that cause respiratory infections can live on your hands and regular hand washing can help protect you from getting sick
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing

For more specific guidelines, please visit PA Department of Health’s resource, “Help Stop the Spread

HawkWatch app

Self-Assessment Tool on HawkWatch

The COVID-19 Self-Assessment tool, available through Hawkwatch, helps you assess your symptoms and determine a recommended course of action based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Assess COVID-related symptoms by completing a COVID-19 Self-Assessment.


Cleaning & Disinfection

Normal cleaning processes have resumed. CDC guidance reported that in most cases cleaning alone removes virus particles on surfaces. Disinfection occurs in high-risk/high-contact areas like eatery entrances, the health center, and testing areas.


Student Health

The Lehigh Health and Wellness Center (LU HWC) continues to closely follow the guidance provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH), the Bethlehem Health Bureau, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American College Health Association (ACHA) to remain current with evolving recommendations and to implement best practices. 

Visit the Health and Wellness Center website for additional information. 

Read about support services and wellness resources for the Lehigh community.