Aerial view of campus with Williamsport, the Susquehanna River and Bald Eagle Mountain as a backdrop

Glossary of Terms

All students who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, as well as all students who may have been exposed to COVID-19, may not attend class and should instead remain in/return to their room or home. During regular business hours immediately contact Health Services at and after business hours contact Public Safety at or call (570) 321-4064.

Antigen Test
Uses antibodies to detect the COVID-19 spike virus protein in nasal swabs. These tests will be administered and processed on the Lycoming campus for students and employees.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention- National Public Health Institute for the US
Center for Enhanced Academic Experience- Lycoming College Department responsible for internships, travel abroad and other experiences meant to enhance and compliment the curriculum
Novel Corona virus originating in China during December 2019
EPA registered disinfectant
Disinfectant products that have been approved as safe and effective by the Environmental Protection Agency
Face covering
A cloth covering that extends over the nose and mouth used to help decrease the spread of infection.
Hand hygiene
The practice of keeping hands clean either with soap and water or with an waterless sanitizing product to help decrease the spread of infection
Institutes of Higher Education
The act of separating a sick individual with a contagious disease from healthy individuals to help decrease the spread of infection
A global outbreak of a contagious disease for which there is currently no vaccine or treatment.
Pennsylvania Department of Education- The executive department of the state charged with publicly funded preschool, K-12 and adult educational budgeting, management and guidelines.
Personal Protective Equipment- including but not limited to gloves, masks, respirators, protective gowns, etc.
Physical/social distancing
The practice of maintaining a certain distance from other individuals in order to help decrease the spread of infection
The act of separating people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick to decrease the spread of infection.
A unified communication and collaboration platform that combines persistent workplace chat, video meetings, file storage, and application integration
Telemedicine involves the use of audio, video or other electronic communications to interact with patients, consult with other healthcare provider and/or review medical information for the purpose of diagnosis, therapy, follow-up and/or education.
Thermal scanners
A device used to monitor body temperature and detect a fever using a thermal camera and computer software to locate the hottest point on the face and display the reading.
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center- one of the local hospital systems in the Williamsport Area
an online tool utilized at Lycoming College that allows qualified students to register, drop and add classes, make online payments, and access information in their student records.
Provides videotelephony and online chat services through a cloud-based peer-to-peer software platform and is used for teleconferencing, telecommuting, distance education, and social relations.