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Coronavirus
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Transportation & Travel

Last Updated: Aug. 11, 2020 at 3:51 pm

Travel Resources

Quarantining Information: Anyone coming from countries listed by the CDC as level 2 and 3 and the states designated as “hot spots” by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania must self-quarantine for 14 days, either in Pennsylvania or another location not listed by the Commonwealth just prior to arriving on campus.

Parking Information: Parking Services has eliminated parking fees for May, June, July, and August. Parking is currently open and accessible to all Lehigh community members until September 1, 2020. Transportation and Parking Services will communicate a flexible plan for parking and the related fees for the fall semester. Transportation services will continue to operate TapRide until further notice. Learn more about TapRide >

Frequently Asked Questions

As shared in a university email regarding the reduction of expenses, while travel has been largely limited due to health and safety concerns, we will be limiting university travel for the foreseeable future. We understand that some travel will be required as we resume operations, but we ask that any travel that is non-essential be deferred. For all travel, please follow all required quarantining requirements before returning to campus.

Lehigh-sponsored and Lehigh-led programs (Global Social Impact Fellows and Martindale) were suspended for August 2020. All other summer 2020 programs were also suspended. Our students who have applied for fall study abroad are working directly with program providers, who are continuing to adjust their schedules based on local conditions. ITAC will continue to monitor conditions that will affect study abroad programs directed by our partner providers.

Travel, both domestic and international, can present risks associated with exposure to COVID-19. Those coming from countries listed by the CDC as level 2 and 3 and the states designated as “hot spots” by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania must self-quarantine for 14 days, either in Pennsylvania or another location not listed by the Commonwealth just prior to arriving on campus. 

We are asking that all students who elect to come to campus quarantine for 14 days in Pennsylvania or in a state that Pennsylvania doesn't designate as a "hotspot" before coming:

  • This list may have states added or removed as we approach the start of the semester; any changes will apply and should be followed.
  • We are requiring students to have completed the quarantine before returning to campus.
  • Students are not permitted to quarantine in a state listed by Pennsylvania as being a hotspot. 
  • Unfortunately, we will not accommodate or provide this space for arrivals on campus.
  • There may be cases where we can accommodate late arrivals for those who are completing this quarantine, or in cases where a state is added to the list shortly before arrival. Students in these cases should await approval and guidance from the University before making travel arrangements.
  • A negative test for COVID-19 prior to arrival will not eliminate the requirement for quarantine.
  • Faculty will accommodate students who must start classes remotely during this quarantine and will work to accommodate students who need to quarantine at any point throughout the semester.  

For students who will be living on campus, we are asking and encouraging them not to travel until instruction ends the week before Thanksgiving. We rescheduled the Fall Pacing Break, originally planned for October 12-13, to occur November 23-24 to allow students time to travel home. The academic calendar will be adjusted accordingly. All instruction, including exams, taking place after Thanksgiving will conclude remotely. There will be no classes during the week of Thanksgiving.