COVID-19 Planning

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Returning for the 2022-23 Academic Year

Wilkes University is eager to welcome you to campus for the 2022-23 academic year. Thanks to vaccines and booster doses that are readily available, as well as emerging therapeutic treatments for those who are ill, the pandemic has become much more manageable. Masks are generally not required (unless otherwise noted) and active cases as reported to the University are reflected on our campus dashboard. Though the COVID-19 vaccine is not required, it is the best protection we have. We encourage everyone who can be vaccinated to do so for the health and safety of themselves and others. 

Moving forward, Wilkes will continue to monitor the viral situation on campus and in our greater community. In the event a surge requires us to temporarily adjust our protocols, details will be shared via your Wilkes email address. As always, our decisions will be made with your health and safety at top of mind and under the guidance of national, state and regional health officials.

Please consult our frequently asked questions for additional information on the semester ahead.

Important Wilkes University COVID-19 Protocols:

  • All members are required to report their vaccination status. You can do so by uploading a copy of your vaccination card or documentation though the COVID Documentation Submission Form. If you cannot or opt not to be vaccinated for any reason, you must submit an exemption form.
  • Masks are optional. Faculty and staff can require masks in their classrooms and labs or individual office spaces. Masks will continue to be required in any campus medical, health or testing spaces. Read details in the FAQs.
  • Isolation and quarantine are required with varying requirements. Anyone testing positive for COVID-19 will isolate for at least five days, per revised CDC guidance issued in Dec. 2021. Quarantine requirements vary based on when/if you are vaccinated or have received a booster dose. Testing on the sixth day of isolation, quarantine or exposure is key. Please refer to the FAQs for details.
  • Tests are available for those who need it. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to a positive case, please contact Health and Wellness Services at 570-408-4730.

Questions?

Have a question? Check our FAQs. You may also email questions to covidupdate@wilkes.edu.