Lafayette Community,

Another academic year has come to a close and, while COVID-19 is still with us, we are continuing to navigate toward a new normal together. We encourage you to continue to reference community transmission levels to inform your decisions about masking and other precautions to protect your health and the health of those around you. As many colleges and universities have done, we will be sunsetting our COVID-19 dashboard today, May 27.  

We have discontinued required weekly testing for members of the community who are not vaccinated for COVID-19. The standard for being compliant with COVID-19 vaccination requirements for all employees and students (incoming and returning) is to meet the CDC definition of “fully vaccinated.” Our recommendation is that each member of the community meet the CDC definition of being “up to date for COVID-19 vaccines.” COVID-19 vaccines remain accessible and free. In addition, vaccines continue to prove effective at minimizing the most serious outcomes of an infection especially hospitalization and death. You can check to see if you are eligible for additional boosters. If you are moderately or severely immunocompromised, regardless of age, you should contact your primary care provider to discuss available options, as there may be other strategies recommended by your provider. 

Here is some additional information we hope you find helpful: 

  • We continue to have at-home test kits on hand for students or employees who need one. Bailey Health Center will continue to provide testing for students who are symptomatic. Test kits are currently available in Feather House and can be picked up between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 
  • KN95 masks and surgical masks are also available at Feather House for those who wish to use them.

Be well, stay safe, and have an enjoyable summer,

Annette Diorio
Vice President for Campus Life

Dr. Jeff Goldstein
Director of Health Services

COVID-19 Action Group