Updated July 22, 2020
We will allow a minimal number of students on campus this fall. Our focus will be on building and strengthening our community, no matter where our Leopards are living. Lafayette will employ the following steps to ensure the health and safety of the community that is on campus, with the understanding that changes will be made based on continuing guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control, and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf.
All members of the community who are on campus will be expected to self-monitor for symptoms.
More than 30 members of the campus community have been trained and certified in contact tracing. Students, faculty, and staff on campus who have tested positive for COVID-19 must comply with requests for information related to the contact tracing process.
Students identified as close contacts of a person who tests positive must comply when directed to be quarantined. Support for students will be provided throughout the quarantine process as they continue their coursework remotely.
Faculty and staff who return to campus will be provided with personal protective equipment based on individual and situational needs and in accordance with guidelines from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control (CDC). This may include plastic face shields and the adjustment of some space layouts to accommodate physical distancing.
The Patriot League has canceled all fall sports competitions. No decisions have been made yet on winter and spring sports, or whether some fall sports might compete in the spring.