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Community Covenant

All students and employees should follow the LVC Community Covenant to protect themselves and their peers, colleagues, professors, and loved ones.

It is a privilege to be a member of the Lebanon Valley College community of learners. I recognize that we are only as good as the sum of our parts. For this reason, I embrace my responsibility to support, assist, and hold my fellow community members accountable. I am committed to participating in a safe, healthy, and high-quality educational environment and will uphold the policies, procedures, and mitigation strategies the College sets forth.

I promise to:

  • Self-monitor for symptoms. 
  • Refrain from behaviors that will compromise my health and the health of others within our community, including adhering to traffic flow guidelines, guest and visitation policies, any directives to self-isolate or quarantine as determined by College medical personnel
  • Limit my exposure to others who choose to do otherwise. 
  • Adhere to safe practices such as wearing face coverings, practicing physical distancing, employing good hygiene practices such as frequent handwashing and hand sanitizing, and greeting others without shaking hands. 
  • Respond promptly and honestly to contact tracers. 
  • Regularly clean and disinfect my personal space and items. 
  • Prioritize virtual or outdoor meetings with physical distancing. 
  • Communicate potential health concerns, including COVID-19 symptoms, to appropriate personnel in Shroyer Health Center (students) or my physician (employees), and report all health-related issues as instructed by College policy. 
  • Hold others accountable to these standards.
  • Demonstrate care and concern for others. 

Those who do not follow the College’s employee and COVID-19 policies or the Student Conduct Code will be prohibited from campus property. LVC policies and protocols may be stricter than public health guidelines. 

External Visitors/Campus Guests

The College will minimize the number of campus visitors. A visitor is an individual who is not a current employee or student of the College. 

Student guests are limited.

Students may not host off-campus guests in their residence hall or house, including their rooms or communal areas. Guests include but are not limited to non-LVC persons such as parents, guardians, siblings, extended family, partners, and friends. This prohibition includes short visits, study gatherings, socialization, and overnight stays. 

Exemptions 

  • Students who require medical assistance may request visitation by a parent or guardian. You or your parent or guardian must obtain prior permission for visitation from student affairs. Call 717-867-6233. 
  • Personal care attendants for students with disabilities are permitted on campus and in facilities as needed. 
  • Up to two visitors may assist students during move-in and move-out as established by College policy but are not permitted to remain on campus after completing move-in or move-out. 

All students are subject to College policy and the Student Conduct Code. This code includes additional expectations to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

All College Guests

  • Visitors must comply with College policies, including physical distancing and required face coverings. 
  • Visits must take place outdoors or in areas that permit physical distancing. Visitors to indoor spaces, including the library and Arnold Sports Center are not allowed unless approved by LVC Human Resources. 
  • Prospective students and their families may visit under the guidance of the admission or athletics staff. 
  • Vendors and package and meal services can deliver goods and services. 
  • Guest lecturers may visit under the aegis of a faculty member. The host must ensure visitors abide by all LVC policies. 
  • Volunteers pre-approved to assist with college academic or operational functions may visit under the direction of a supervisor. 
  • Any potential visitor with COVID-19 symptoms or a fever of 100.4°F or higher may not be on campus. 
  • Any visitor from out of state or a resident of PA that has traveled out of state must follow the Governor’s recommendations before coming to campus.

Internships

While LVC students are not required to have an internship before graduation, specific majors require internships as part of the degree path. You must receive approval from your faculty supervisor and academic department before beginning an internship. Follow College and employer policies and wear appropriate PPE while at the internship site. There must also be a designated employer supervisor the faculty member can contact as needed. If you want a virtual internship or workplaces shift to remote status, contact the Breen Center for Graduate Success. If your internship site does not follow appropriate protocols to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, you must leave the site and contact the Breen Center or your faculty advisor.

Clinicals and Student Teaching

Students with clinical education or student teaching experiences must follow LVC, academic department, and clinical/educational site guidelines. You can only participate after receiving proper permission, training, and initial guidance (either by written or video instruction) before starting your experience. Training includes general considerations for using appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) at the site. If you change locations mid-term or participate at multiple sites, you must meet each site’s guidelines and protocols. If your clinical education or student teaching site does not follow appropriate protocols to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, you must leave your site and contact your faculty advisor.

Laboratories and Research

These guidelines apply to Neidig-Garber facilities. Please consult with professors for Arnold Health Professions Pavilion lab guidelines.

  • Physical distancing of six feet or more is required.
  • The maximum capacity for each space is marked at the lab entrance.
  • Teaching labs, research labs, stockrooms, and instrument labs are locked when not in use.

Students:

  • You will receive initial guidance (either by written or video instruction) before entering a lab. Training includes general considerations for the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) before entering the area and best practices for working there. 
  • You may enter a lab if you have been trained and approved to do so. You must notify your research mentor or department chair each time before you enter a lab.
  • Do not use a lab outside of your scheduled time.
  • If you need to use multiple spaces during one lab session (research lab and instrument room or stockroom), notify your research mentor and department chair to avoid conflicts with other users. 
  • Restrict your work to your assigned primary space.
  • Always wear appropriate PPE. 
  • Wipe down lab instruments, supplies, reagent bottles, or any other lab equipment with a sanitizing cleaner before and after use. 
  • Avoid cross-contamination and wipe down all common surfaces such as door handles, bench surfaces, and hood sashes. 
  • In the event of a chemical spill or other emergency, leave the lab immediately and notify a research mentor or department chair.