Archive for February 2021

Let LVC Know You Have Been Vaccinated

Submit your vaccination confirmation after you have received the second dose of the vaccine. You will need to upload an image of your valid vaccination card.

I’ve Been Vaccinated? Do I Need to Quarantine if I’m Exposed?

Vaccinated persons with an exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 are not required to quarantine if they meet ALL of the following criteria+: 

*You are fully vaccinated (i.e., ≥2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose series, or ≥2 weeks following receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine).

*You are within three months following receipt of the last dose in the series.

*You have remained asymptomatic since the current COVID-19 exposure.

Persons who do not meet all three of the above criteria should continue to follow current  quarantine guidance after exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. Please visit Interim Clinical Considerations for Use of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines | CDC for additional information.

Not sure whether you meet these criteria or should quarantine or not? Please contact healthservices@lvc.edu for guidance before attending any classes or activities.  

How can I get vaccinated?

Pennsylvania is in Phase 1A of eligibility to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Here are some of the people eligible to receive the vaccine in Phase 1A. Visit pa.gov to see the complete list:

Healthcare personnel including, but not limited to:
*Emergency medical service personnel
*Health professions students and trainees
*Direct support professionals
*Clinical personnel in school settings or correctional facilities
*Contractual HCP not directly employed by the healthcare facility
*Persons not directly involved in patient care but potentially exposed to infectious material that can transmit disease among or from healthcare personnel and patients
*Persons ages 65 and older
*Persons ages 16-64 with high-risk conditions:
*Cancer
*Chronic kidney disease
*COPD
*Down Syndrome
*Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
*Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant or  from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune weakening medicines
*Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher but < 40 kg/m2)
*Severe Obesity (BMI > 40kg/m2)
*Pregnancy
*Sickle cell disease
*Smoking
*Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Visit here to start the process. Check back regularly as eligibility regularly changes, especially as additional vaccines become available. 

Use this guide to see if you are currently eligible for a COVID vaccine and to find out how to get one. 

Step 1: Check to see if you are eligible (Your Turn Questionnaire

Step 2: Find a vaccine provider (Pennsylvania Map)—there are several hundred locations listed as possible sources as of Feb. 9. However, spots fill quickly so be diligent and check daily.

Step 3: Contact a Provider to Schedule an Appointment

How to Prepare for Your Vaccine

Step 4: Be Sure to Get Both Doses

If you have questions about the vaccination process in Pennsylvania, Please call the Pennsylvania Department of Health hotline at 1-877-724-3258 if you have questions regarding the vaccination process.

Meal Policy for Students in Quarantine

PURPOSE: To prevent community spread of illness

This information is for asymptomatic individuals with potential exposure to COVID-19 or those who have traveled to states defined as hotspots by the Pennsylvania government. Students in quarantine are instructed to stay in their room and leave only to use the bathroom, get medicine, or get fresh air alone. Students in quarantine must practice vigilant physical distancing, wear a cloth mask, wash their hands often, and take their classes virtually.

  • Students in quarantine may pick up their meals on the loading dock behind the Mund College Center. Pick-up will occur at the cart, under the Quarantine Meals sign. 
  • Breakfast is available for pick-up from 7:30–9 a.m. Lunch/brunch is available for pick-up from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dinner is available for pick-up from 5–6:30 p.m. Daily dining hall menus are available here.

  • For students with more severe illness, Metz will provide banana, rice, applesauce, toast, chicken broth, crackers, PowerAde, and a bottle of water or can of Ginger Ale on request.

Process

  • Please order your meal at least one hour before you want to pick it up.
  • Students should include their name, student ID number, food allergies (if applicable), and the time of the meal pick-up in their email.
  • Meals will be in a labeled bag with the student’s name and pick-up time.

Disposables will be used for all meal orders.

LVC Emergency Phone Numbers

  • Public Safety: 717-867-6111
  • Health Services: 717-867-6232
  • Student Affairs: 717-867-6233

Meal Policy for Students in Isolation

PURPOSE: To prevent community spread of illness

This information is for those who have symptoms of COVID-19 or have tested positive or are awaiting test results. Students in isolation are instructed to remain in their assigned isolation space, except to receive medical care. Students in isolation should practice vigilant physical distancing, wear a cloth mask, wash their hands often, and take their classes virtually.

  • Metz will deliver meals to resident students in isolation. 
  • For students with more severe illness, Metz will provide banana, rice, applesauce, toast, chicken broth, crackers, PowerAde, and a bottle of water or can of Ginger Ale on request.
  • Breakfast is available from 7:30-9 a.m. Lunch/brunch is available from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dinner is available from 5-6:30 p.m. Dining hall meal menus are available here.

Process

  • Please order your meal at least one hour before you want it delivered.
  • Students should include their name, student ID number, food allergies (if applicable), isolation location, phone number, and preferred meal delivery time in their email order. Metz will text the student when the food is delivered.
  • Breakfast delivery will occur by 9 a.m.
    • Lunch/Brunch delivery will occur by 1 p.m. 
    • Dinner delivery will occur by 6:30 p.m.
    • Disposables will be used for all meal orders.

LVC Emergency Phone Numbers

  • Public Safety: 717-867-6111
  • Health Services: 717-867-6232
  • Student Affairs: 717-867-6233