The College remains vigilant as the impact of COVID-19 evolves and we transition into a new phase of community spread. I anticipate significant local activity of the virus in the coming weeks. The number of confirmed cases will rapidly escalate in the region as more testing becomes available in our area. The turnaround time for testing is still 3-5 days; rapid testing is coming soon. 

We are fortunate to have outstanding health networks in our area and they are taking extraordinary measures and using innovative ways to screen, access, and test for COVID-19 — St. Luke’s University Health Network and Lehigh Valley Health Network

If you are a student on campus and you feel sick with fever and cough:

  • During the hours of 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, please call ahead to the Health Center at 610-330-5001. The Health Center is sending specimens to commercial laboratories for testing. 
  • If you would like to connect with a doctor from your smartphone, tablet, or computer when the Health Center is closed, you can access a provider via a video visit at any time.
  • When the Health Center is closed please notify Public Safety at 610-330-5330 and a phone assessment will occur. Local health networks have free 24/7 hotlines to assist you: St. Luke’s University Health Network and Lehigh Valley Health Network

We encourage students who are sick with fever and cough to get tested. If a provider determines that you have symptoms that are concerning for COVID-19, the College may recommend transitioning to a living space allocated for this purpose. 

This is a stressful and challenging time for everyone. Stay strong, stay calm and continue to take steps outlined by the Centers for Disease Control to keep our campus healthy and follow College updates on the COVID-19 website. 


Dr. Jeff Goldstein, MD
Director of Health Services