Information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Central Penn College’s leadership team is closely monitoring the latest information related to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19 or “coronavirus”). The college is working to ensure that you have current information to stay healthy. We will continue to update this page, as new information becomes available.

Pennsylvania COVID-19 Vaccine Providers

UPDATED COVID-19 MASKING PROTOCOL, October 5, 2022: 

We have made changes to our COVID-19 protocols to begin the Fall term.

Although we still see cases on campus, the numbers remain low, therefore we will discontinue contact tracing, effective October 3, 2022. However, we do not want to compromise the health and safety of our community so each of us must take responsibility for managing our symptoms and/or positive tests. 

Please follow these latest guidelines from the CDC:

Positive test:

  • If you test positive for COVID-19 stay home for 5 days. If your symptoms are improving and you are fever free you may end isolation after day 5.
  • Wear a mask for a total of 10 days from your positive test.
  • You may want to consult with your healthcare provider for direction if you experience severe symptoms.
  • You no longer need to submit your test results on the college app.

Known exposure:

  • If you have a known exposure, wear a mask for 10 days (recommend testing at day 5). You do NOT need to isolate and should report to work/class as usual.

 Notification responsibilities:

Staff and Faculty:

  • Call your supervisor as soon as possible but at least 30 minutes before your shift to inform them of your absence.
  • If your symptoms are such that you should not come to work and be around co-workers or students, then you should take PTO to rest and recover.
  • The option to work from home must be discussed with your supervisor.

All Students:

  • Notify your faculty if unable to attend class and make arrangements for remote class/work.
  • After 5 days you may return to class and activities but wear a mask for 5 more days.

Residential Students:

  • If you test positive, you must isolate in your room for 5 days.
  • Notify residence life of your positive test by emailing them at residencelife@centralpenn.edu
  • Meals will be delivered to you while isolating for 5 days.
  • After 5 days you may return to class and activities but wear a mask for 5 more days.

 Flu, colds and other illnesses share some of the same COVID-19 symptoms. If you have a fever, cough, sore throat, etc., please stay home to avoid spreading illness. Remember the campus wellness clinic is a resource available to everyone on campus.

 We’ve managed the COVID-19 cases on campus very well and are confident we can now relax our procedures, but we will continue to monitor the situation in our community and make adjustments, as necessary.

 Thank you for your cooperation.

Central Penn College’s COVID-19 Communication Timeline

March 2020

Click here to view a historical archive of Central Penn College’s COVID-19 information.

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