As the world turned upside down from the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Moravian community stepped up to "Protect the Pack." Since the spring of 2020 the faculty and staff at Moravian University have worked tirelessly to deliver the Moravian experience to all of our students, both in and out of the classroom. While the pandemic continues, Moravian (on both our Bethlehem and Lancaster campuses) will stay current with guidance from the CDC and our partners in the community.
Moravian University announced a shift to a mask optional policy as of March 2022 based on current trends and guidance from St. Luke's University Health Network.
Please be aware of following exceptions:
Moravian University will continue to support all members of our community who choose to wear a mask.
Information for Students:
Moravian will continue to review recommendations from the PA Department of Health, the CDC, and the American College Health Association regarding COVID-19 protocols for colleges and universities. Updates will be communicated to the campus community as necessary.
Students living on campus that are diagnosed with Covid and have a roommate should go home for their isolation. If unable to go home, they may isolate in place if the affected roommate agrees to this plan. The ill student will need to maintain isolation for 5 days and retest after day 5. If still testing positive, ill student will be asked to maintain isolation for the full 10 days. If the test is negative they may be out of isolation with STRICT masking for the rest of the 10 days. They will need to arrange for food delivery to their space. Roommates involved in this situation must be masked when out of their rooms to prevent further infection campus wide. Masking for the roommate must continue until they are tested 5 days after their last contact with the ill roommate. (regardless of vaccination status).
If unable to go home and the roommate does NOT agree to share the space then the sick student may request isolation housing on campus. VERY limited number of spaces are available for on campus isolation. The ill student arranges their own food delivery while in the on campus isolation space.
Athletes should continue to follow the protocols as mandated by the NCAA and Landmark Conference. Coaches and athletic department leadership will continue to communicate expectations.
Information for Moravian University faculty and staff:
On August 11, 2022 the CDC streamlined its guidance for protecting against COVID-19, please see the CDC web page here: CDC streamlines COVID-19 guidance to help the public better protect themselves and understand their risk .
The updates include: