Lafayette Community,

You have likely read or heard news reports regarding COVID-19 cases increasing in some areas of the country, including the Northeast. While our campus experience remains manageable, now is a good time to update the community on several aspects of our COVID-19 planning.

  • KN95 masks remain available at Feather House for students, faculty, and staff. 
  • Boxes of surgical masks are also available for any department that would like to keep a box on hand for individuals who forget a mask in areas where they remain required. Departments can send a designee to pick up a box of surgical masks at Feather House.
  • Anyone over 50 years of age can obtain a second COVID-19 vaccine booster. Find booster availability and check booster eligibility based on the vaccine received. If you are unsure if getting a booster is right for you, please consult your personal physician. 
  • We have transitioned to a system of isolation in place for students who test positive for COVID-19. Students are best able to recover comfortably in their assigned rooms, and staying in place is appropriate for all but the small subset of students whose roommates may have a significantly elevated risk profile. In those cases, we will work with Bailey Health Center to make appropriate arrangements. 
  • Moving to a program of isolating in place also means we have ended the system of providing emergency grants to students for food while in isolation or to cover expenses for traveling home to isolate
  • Weekly, required monitoring testing and required masking in campus buildings for unvaccinated students, faculty, and staff will end on May 13. Test kits will remain available in the lobby of Feather House for students, faculty, and staff. We ask that symptomatic individuals refrain from visiting Feather House for test kits. Students who are symptomatic should be tested at Bailey Health Center. Faculty and staff should be tested through their primary physician or off-site testing facility. 
  • Your COVID-19 vaccine record can be added to your phone. Instructions are available for both Apple Wallet and Google Pay. Many members of our campus community received COVID-19 vaccinations through on-campus LVHN clinics. Those who did can access their COVID-19 vaccine record through the MyLVHN app

Be well and stay safe,

Annette Diorio
Vice President for Campus Life

COVID-19 Action Group