COVID-19 Protocols

As of May 2023

  • Masks are not required unless you are recovering from COVID or visiting Health and Wellness Services and other health or medical spaces on campus. Continue to respect others' wishes. If asked to mask up before entering a space, please do so. Masks will be provided.
  • Isolation is required for those who test positive. Anyone testing positive for COVID-19 will isolate for at least five days, per CDC guidance. If you test positive, please inform those who you’ve shared close contact so they can monitor their symptoms (more below). Testing is available for students who need it. Students who have symptoms of COVID-19 can contact Health and Wellness Services at 570-408-4730 to be treated and tested.
  • It is clear that getting vaccinated and boosted is the best way to combat COVID-19. The existing vaccines are extremely safe and highly effective in preventing serious illness, hospitalization and death. Though not required, we implore you to get vaccinated and, when eligible, get booster doses.

If you test positive for COVID-19, you must isolate regardless of your vaccination status.

  • Stay home for five days.
  • If, on day six, you are fever-free without the use of medications, have no symptoms or your symptoms are improving, you may return to work or classes as long as you wear a mask for 10 total days.
  • If you have a fever or related symptoms on day six, continue to stay home until your symptoms resolve.
  • Inform those who you have had close contact with so that they can monitor their symptoms. Close contact is defined as being with six feet or others for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. You should notify those who you had close contact with up to two days before symptoms started or testing positive.

If you were exposed to someone with COVID-19, you do not need to quarantine, as of CDC guidelines issued in Aug. 2022. You should do the following:

  • Wear a mask around others for 10 days.
  • Monitor your symptoms.
  • Test on day six.

If you develop symptoms, get tested and stay home. If you test positive, follow the guidance for isolation.