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COVID-19 Dashboard: Fall 2021

LVC tracks the status of COVID-19 in our campus community during each academic semester. Data is updated here every weekday during the fall 2021 semester.

Use this form to report COVID testing results within 72 hours of your return to campus.

The COVID test must be administered within 72 hours of your arrival at LVC. For example, if your arrival date is Aug. 28, the test must be completed on Aug. 25, 26, or 27, and the results need to be submitted by Aug. 28. If you have had a positive COVID test in the 90 days before your arrival to campus, you do not need to provide a new, re-entry test result. However, you should provide the details of your positive test result using this link as well. Call Shroyer Health Center if you have questions at (717) 867-6232.

If you have not uploaded vaccine proof, use this form to tell us whether or not you intend to be vaccinated.

If you are fully vaccinated, use this form to upload images of your vaccine card.

Where to get vaccinated in PA.

StudentsEmployees
Percentage Who Have Reported Being Vaccinated to LVC74%88%
Number of COVID-19 tests
administered on-campus*
*Awaiting athletic testing results.
(total since August 30; fall 2021 reporting)
4833
Positive50
Negative4783
Awaiting Result0
Recovered On-Campus20
Number of COVID-19 tests
administered off-campus (as reported to the College; total August 30)
128
Positive42
Negative86
Awaiting Result00
Recovered Off-Campus30
Number isolating on-campus  20
Number isolating off-campus (as reported to the College)52
Number quarantined on-campus 00
Number quarantined on-campus in isolated space20
Number quarantined off-campus  (as reported to the College)10

Visit here to access the LVC symptom tracker.

When should I use the symptom tracker?

You should complete the symptom tracker—even if you have been vaccinated—when:

  1. You have illness symptoms,
  2. You’ve been exposed to someone with COVID-19,
  3. You’ve tested positive for COVID-19, or
  4. You’ve had any type of COVID-19 test done off-campus in the past two weeks.

Your symptom tracker responses go directly to Shroyer Health Center staff for nurse triage. Staff or someone from LVC’s contact tracing team will call you within 24 hours if additional details are needed.

Guidelines for completing the symptom tracker:

If you are NOT VACCINATED and have symptoms or have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19—

*Immediately start to self-quarantine: do not attend in-person classes, athletic practices, or any activities. Wait for a call from a Shroyer Health Center staff member or an LVC contact tracing team member for additional instruction.

*Inform your professors, coaches, and LVC employer that you will not be able to attend class, practice, or work.

*Call 911 or go to the emergency room if you have emergency health needs.

*Contact the Shroyer Health Center at 717-867-6232, ext. 6231, or healthservices@lvc.edu if you require non-urgent medical assistance during business hours.

*Use Penn State Health OnDemand if you require non-urgent medical assistance during evenings or on weekends. You also can visit a local urgent care center.

*Call the Office of Public Safety at 717-867-6111 or ext. 6111 with any other questions during evenings or on weekends.

If you are VACCINATED and have symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19—

*Immediately self-isolate and wait for a call from Shroyer Health Center staff member or an LVC contact tracing team member for additional instructions.

*Inform your professors, coaches, and LVC employer that you will not be able to attend class, practice, or work.

*Call 911 or go to the emergency room if you have emergency health needs.

*Contact the Shroyer Health Center at 717-867-6232, ext. 6231, or healthservices@lvc.edu if you require non-urgent medical assistance during business hours.

*Use Penn State Health OnDemand if you require non-urgent medical assistance during evenings or on weekends. You also can visit a local urgent care center.

*Call the Office of Public Safety at 717-867-6111 or ext. 6111 with any other questions during evenings or on weekends.

If you are vaccinated and have been exposed, but have NOT tested positive and DO NOT have any symptoms—

*Continue in-person classes and activities. A Shroyer Health Center nurse may contact you for additional details so that proper documentation can occur. However, no self-quarantine is required at this time.

*Complete the symptom tracker again if you are vaccinated and begin to have symptoms.

Isolation or Quarantine Information

Any student who misses class due to isolation or quarantine, whether vaccinated or not, should inform their professors and coaches that they will not attend class or practice in person, and arrange to complete assignments, etc. on time.

Residential Students—please remain in your room except to use the bathroom or go outside for fresh air. Follow all safety protocols including vigilant physical distancing, consistent mask-wearing, and frequent hand washing.

Commuters and Employees—please remain in your home except to go outside for fresh air. Follow all safety protocols including vigilant physical distancing, consistent mask-wearing, and frequent hand washing.  

All—do not go to work or socialize with friends or family outside your immediate household or roommate(s). A member of our contact tracing team will provide guidance to your roommate(s) on whether they should quarantine.

Do not end your isolation or quarantine unless directed to do so by Shroyer Health Center staff or your LVC contact tracer. They will provide your end date and any changes that may occur when reviewing your situation. 

*Call 911 or go to the emergency room if you have emergency health needs.

*Contact the Shroyer Health Center at 717-867-6232, ext. 6231, or healthservices@lvc.edu if you require non-urgent medical assistance during business hours.

*Use Penn State Health OnDemand if you require non-urgent medical assistance during evenings or on weekends. You also can visit a local urgent care center.

What counts as close contact

*You were within six feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over 24 hours
*You had direct physical contact with the person (hugged or kissed them)
*You shared eating or drinking utensils or gathered to eat meals
*You rode in a car together
*You share a bedroom and/or bathroom space with the person
*Close contact can occur up to two days before a person becomes symptomatic
*These criteria are applicable even if both individuals were masked in some cases; contact tracing will determine if a contact meets the criteria.

Contact tracing is the process of identifying close contacts of laboratory-confirmed or probable COVID-19 patients. Contact tracers are trained and keep your information confidential. Please respond promptly and honestly if a contact tracer calls you. Vaccinated individuals may be interviewed or guided by contact tracing team members. Contact tracing is crucial in helping LVC identify new cases of COVID-19 and prevent further spread. 

Employees: Do not report to campus. Self-quarantine and consult a physician for further evaluation. Please report any additional information to your department and human resources.

Please email information@lvc.edu or call 717-867-6555 if you have any questions regarding LVC’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Students: Download the NAVICA™ app

LVC uses the 15-minute BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 rapid antigen tests and manage our surveillance and athletic testing through a mobile app called NAVICA™.

Also, please review the guidelines for when to complete the symptom tracker here (scroll down underneath the dashboard).

Please take the following steps to prepare for your participation in the program:

1. Download the NAVICA app on your iPhone or Android device and create an account. Agree to terms of use. Enter your LVC email address so you can receive a verification code. Check your email and enter the verification code into the app. Create a password. Create your profile (birthday, address, etc.). Use 101 N. College Avenue, Annville, PA 17003 as your address if you reside on campus. Use your residence address if you reside off campus. Primary use—select Education; College or University.


2. Watch your email for an invitation from NAVICA (noreply@navica.abbott). It will contain a one-time use 12-digit Connect Code to enter your account. This code is unique to you and should not be shared.
 
3. In your NAVICA app, go to the “Account & Settings” section and enter your code to “connect” to LVC. 
  
4. Once you are connected, your test results will be shared directly with LVC Shroyer Health Center staff for state and federal reporting requirements, and more precise insights into COVID-19 trends on our campus.  

Do not hesitate to contact Shroyer Health Center staff at 717-867-6232 or ext. 6232 if you have any questions regarding LVC’s COVID-19 surveillance and testing programs.

Thank you for your participation. 

Important Masking Reminder

Welcome back to LVC. The fall semester is off to a great start. Let’s keep the positive energy going!

Remember to wear a mask at all times indoors, including in the Sports Center and other non-classroom locations. Your mask should cover your nose and mouth. Cloth and medical masks are required—bandanas and neck gaiters are no longer deemed sufficient. If a faculty or staff member or a fellow student reminds you to wear a mask, please be courteous and do so. At this time, no students are exempted from indoor masking, and our faculty and staff have been informed of this.

Stay safe and do what’s best for our community.

For ourselves and for each other.

Meal Policies for Students in Isolation or Quarantine

Meal Policy for Students in Isolation

PURPOSE: To prevent community spread of illness

For those who have symptoms of COVID-19, 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, and PowerAde, and a bottle of water or can of Ginger Ale on request.

Process

LVC Emergency Phone Numbers

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

Meal Policy for Students in Quarantine

PURPOSE: To prevent community spread of illness

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 should 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. Pickup will occur at the cart, under the Quarantine Meals sign.

Process

LVC Emergency Phone Numbers

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

Isolation or Quarantine

Isolation or Quarantine Information

Any student who misses class due to isolation or quarantine, whether vaccinated or not, should inform their professors and coaches that they will not attend class or practice in person, and arrange to complete assignments, etc. on time.

Residential Students—please remain in your room except to use the bathroom or go outside for fresh air. Follow all safety protocols including vigilant physical distancing, consistent mask-wearing, and frequent hand washing.

Commuters and Employees—please remain in your home except to go outside for fresh air. Follow all safety protocols including vigilant physical distancing, consistent mask-wearing, and frequent hand washing.  

All—do not go to work or socialize with friends or family outside your immediate household or roommate(s). A member of our contact tracing team will provide guidance to your roommate(s) on whether they should quarantine.

Do not end your isolation or quarantine unless directed to do so by Shroyer Health Center staff or your LVC contact tracer. They will provide your end date and any changes that may occur when reviewing your situation. 

*Call 911 or go to the emergency room if you have emergency health needs.

*Contact the Shroyer Health Center at 717-867-6232, ext. 6231, or healthservices@lvc.edu if you require non-urgent medical assistance during business hours.

*Use Penn State Health OnDemand if you require non-urgent medical assistance during evenings or on weekends. You also can visit a local urgent care center.

What counts as close contact

*You were within six feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over 24 hours
*You had direct physical contact with the person (hugged or kissed them)
*You shared eating or drinking utensils or gathered to eat meals
*You rode in a car together
*You share a bedroom and/or bathroom space with the person
*Close contact can occur up to two days before a person becomes symptomatic
*These criteria are applicable even if both individuals were masked in some cases; contact tracing will determine if a contact meets the criteria.

Contact tracing is the process of identifying close contacts of laboratory-confirmed or probable COVID-19 patients. Contact tracers are trained and keep your information confidential. Please respond promptly and honestly if a contact tracer calls you. Vaccinated individuals may be interviewed or guided by contact tracing team members. Contact tracing is crucial in helping LVC identify new cases of COVID-19 and prevent further spread. 

Employees: Do not report to campus. Self-quarantine and consult a physician for further evaluation. Please report any additional information to your department and human resources.

Please email information@lvc.edu or call 717-867-6555 if you have any questions regarding LVC’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.