Dear students:

As we continue to address the uptick in COVID-19 cases, we need to respond with increased vigilance and decreased contacts.

As we head into the weekend please note:

  • We expect you to mask everywhere, including inside your residence hall. This is a critical component in helping to bring the spread down.
  • Dining Services is transitioning to grab-and-go meals starting tomorrow morning. Gathering large groups in dining halls for sit-down meals allows students to be unmasked where there are a lot of people moving about. You will be able to select your options but will receive a box to take with you to eat outside or back in your room.
  • Please do not gather in your lounges to eat together; it defeats the purpose. We have asked the Greek organizations that have meal plans to also not have sit-down meals together.
  • Please do not drink out of someone else’s drinking container or use their utensils.
  • You should not attend social events.
  • You should not spend time in large groups. This is especially true of indoor events. Outdoor activities that are distanced (you have space between you and the next person) will continue, but you need to wear a mask.
  • You should not bring friends into your own residence halls. This is one of the normal activities we all enjoy, but until we see a decrease in cases, it is too risky. We have disabled residence hall cross-visitation access for the weekend. We have asked that our Greek organizations limit their new members from going to their chapter houses as well. If you have friends or family visiting, do not bring them inside the residence halls.
  • Bailey Health Center will be open for student testing 11 a.m.-3 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday. Enter the tent behind the health center. Students who are close contacts are reminded to get a test within 3-5 days of their exposure; symptomatic students also should be tested. If you do not feel well outside Bailey Health Center’s hours, please limit your contact with others as much as possible and appear for testing the next day. 

The most important things to do this weekend are to limit your contact with others and mask everywhere.


Lafayette’s COVID-19 Action Group