We are partnering with WellSpan Health to host a vaccine clinic on on Feb. 18. Students, employees, and employee families can receive a first, second, or booster dose of Pfizer. We must have at least 15 registered individuals by Friday, Feb. 4, to host the clinic. Sign up on Redbook.
Archive for January 2022
Whether you are vaccinated or unvaccinated, you will be required to isolate if you have symptoms of COVID-19. If you test positive for the virus, you will need to isolate for five (5) days. It’s likely that students will need to isolate at home, not on-campus. Students in isolation are responsible for completing their work as with any other infectious disease. Shroyer Health Center staff will give students isolation instructions whether their symptoms are COVID-19-related or not. Self-isolation when ill with the common cold, influenza, or other viral illnesses is the best way to avoid getting others sick.
Please see the following information regarding Spring 2022 textbooks if you will be studying remotely from home during the first two weeks of this semester.
*Textbooks ordered from the College Store (Barnes and Noble) before Jan. 4 can be shipped to your home address at the College’s expense or can be picked up at the College Store (hours below). Please email Cristal Acevedo-Klein at firstname.lastname@example.org with your order number and mailing address if you wish to have the textbooks mailed. You can also contact her at 717-867-6313 with any questions or concerns. The College Store will NOT automatically ship these items without a student request.
Hours—Monday through Friday, Jan. 10-14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 15, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
*Textbooks ordered from the College Store (Barnes and Noble) on or after Jan. 4 can be shipped to your home address at your expense or can be picked up at the College Store (hours below). The shipping charge will be $8.99 and will be applied to your student account. Please email Cristal Acevedo-Klein at email@example.com with your order number and mailing address if you wish to have the textbooks mailed. You can also contact her at 717-867-6313 with any questions or concerns. The College Store will NOT automatically ship these items without a student request.
Campus Mail Room
*Textbooks ordered from an external vendor (i.e., Chegg, Amazon, etc.) and shipped to campus can be picked up in the College Mail Room (lower level of the Humanities Building) next week (hours below). Students studying remotely from home can email firstname.lastname@example.org to have their textbooks shipped to their home address if they are unable to pick up them up in person. The College will NOT automatically ship these items without a student request.
Hours—Monday through Friday, Jan. 10-14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
As LVC has been doing since the beginning of the pandemic, we use data from the United States Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and Pennsylvania Department of Health (DoH) to inform our decisions. College leadership also consults with physicians at Penn State Health to determine what works best for LVC. Here are links to some of the federal and state information regarding the efficacy of the vaccine and its role in preventing hospitalizations and deaths.
Major regional healthcare organizations also cite the efficacy of the vaccines:
Here is a link to one of the many studies demonstrating the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine as a way to prevent serious illness with rare side effects:
Comparative Effectiveness of Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) Vaccines in Preventing COVID-19 Hospitalizations Among Adults Without Immunocompromising Conditions — United States, March–August 2021 | MMWR (cdc.gov)
Because of the intense politicization of this vaccine the College encourages, but has not mandated, vaccination. Individuals should discuss their options with their primary health care provider.
Can a student withdraw for the semester because of the remote start, and would they receive a refund?
If a student is considering withdrawing for the semester, they should review and follow the protocols as outlined in the Withdrawal from the College and Readmission section of the Separation from the College policies. Per our business office, students withdrawing from the College may be eligible to receive refunds as determined by the office in accordance with federal regulations. Please review our Full-time Student Refunds page. Students would receive a refund/financial aid return if they withdraw or take a leave of absence before the start of the term. If such action were taken during the semester, LVC would follow its prorated refund policies.