Dear Campus Community,
The College has been notified of the first positive case of COVID-19 on campus. The student is self-isolating and is doing well. Shroyer Health Center staff and contact tracers are actively involved in the case. All direct contacts were notified and are self-quarantining away from others.
Though the exposure occurred off-campus, out of an abundance of caution and in line with CDC guidelines, we quarantined one floor of a residence hall and over the course of the next several days will test all the students on that floor. The students will receive meal deliveries and take classes online while under quarantine. We are working with our healthcare partners to define any additional next steps the College should take.
It is more important than ever that you follow our Community Covenant. Lebanon County’s COVID-19 numbers continue to trend upward. Please remain on-campus and do not invite visitors to campus, including your family members. Continue to:
- Wear a face mask in all public spaces on campus, including outdoors
- Practice physical distancing, including outdoors
- Clean your hands thoroughly and frequently with soap and water
- Complete your daily symptom screening in MyLVC
- Avoid gatherings of any kind (this includes parties).
Students: If you believe you may have been exposed to the virus, or if you aren’t feeling well, please stay home or in your residence hall room. Contact Shroyer Health Center at 717-867-6232 (8 a.m.–8 p.m., Monday–Friday). After 8 p.m. and over the weekend, contact LVC Public Safety to report your symptoms at 717-867-6111. Public Safety will record your contact information and assess whether you need emergency care. Then, use Penn State Health OnDemand. If you don’t yet have an account, create one using your lvc.edu email address. This is a fee-for-service resource, and you and/or your health insurance may be billed.
If any additional cases arise on campus in the next few weeks, Dr. Bob Mikus, who heads the College’s incident response team, will send notification.
Living through this pandemic is stressful. Counseling Services is available for students seeking support.
I have been so impressed with our community’s care for one another. I ask each of you to continue to take care of yourselves and each other.