Active COVID-19 cases
As mentioned in yesterday’s update and indicated on the College’s COVID-19 dashboard, the large increase in active positive cases on campus has continued this week. In addition, the COVID-19 transmission rate in Northampton County is categorized as high.
Events and gatherings
Much like other organizations nationwide, Lafayette will begin requiring proof of vaccination or a recent negative test from visitors to campus for admission to on-campus events (excluding classroom activities) effective Sept. 20.
Mask expectation outdoors
In addition to requiring masks indoors, the College now expects everyone on campus to wear masks outdoors when in group settings including classes.
Masking remains an effective method of reducing the transmission of COVID-19, which is airborne. We have committed to retaining indoor masking until the Northampton County transmission rate drops and our campus COVID-19 cases have moderated. Expect to continue masking for the foreseeable future.
Upcoming major events
Schedules for major campus events such as Family Weekend, Inauguration, and Homecoming are being adjusted to comply with campus protocols and policies. Please check the respective websites frequently for announcements and schedule updates.