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Meal Policies for Students in Quarantine or Isolation

 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 rooms. Leave your room only to use the bathroom or to go outside for fresh air following safety protocols. Students in quarantine should practice vigilant physical distancing, wear a cloth mask, wash their hands often, and take their classes virtually.

• Students in quarantine must find another student to pick up their meal and deliver it to them. If a resident student in quarantine is unable to find another student to pick up their meal, they can call student affairs at 717-867-6233. Student affairs can assist with meal delivery for resident students in quarantine Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., pending staff availability. 

• Breakfast is available for pick-up from 7–9 a.m.. Lunch is available for pick-up from 11:30 a.m.–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, bottle of water, and a can of ginger ale on request. 

Process 

• Quarantined students can email their selections to ma4013dining@metzcorp.com. Students should include their name; student ID number; food allergies (if applicable); name of the student picking up their meal; and the time of the meal pick-up in their email. 

• Quarantined students must provide a two-hour notice for all meal orders. 

• Disposables will be used for all meal orders.

• The pick-up person must tell the Mund dining hall greeter whose meal they are getting.

 Meal Policy for Students in Isolation 

PURPOSE: To prevent community spread of illness 

For those who have symptoms of COVID-19 or have either 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 students in isolation. 

• Breakfast is available for pick-up from 7:30–9 a.m.. Lunch is available for pick-up from 11:30 a.m.–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, bottle of water, and a can of ginger ale on request. 

Process

• Isolated students can email their selections to ma4013dining@metzcorp.com. Students should include their name; student ID number; food allergies (if applicable); name of the student picking up their meal; and the time of the meal pick-up in their email. Metz will call you when the food is delivered.

• Breakfast will be delivered between 8-10 a.m. Lunch will be delivered between 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dinner will be delivered between 5-7 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 

Important COVID-19 Update

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.

President MacLaren

About LVC Forward

LVC Forward serves as a hub detailing how Lebanon Valley College is preparing for an in-person start to the fall 2020 semester. We are also using this time as an opportunity to create new ways to learn and develop new programs so that students are well-prepared for the future.

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