Dear Members of the Lycoming College Community,
I write to let you know that the College is reviewing the most recent guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and has begun to study how it should be integrated into our COVID-19 protocols that will be in place for the fall semester. I am convening a faculty and administration COVID-19 Response Advisory Group early next week to address this question, and updated protocols will be available as soon as practical.
In the interim, employees and students currently on campus should know that that recent CDC guidance states that vaccinated persons, as well as unvaccinated persons, should wear masks indoors in areas or counties of “high” or “substantial” transmission. Given that Lycoming County is currently an area of “moderate transmission,” the recent CDC guidance does not necessitate any immediate changes in campus protocols. It is important, however that our community be prepared for the contingency of increased rates of transmission either on campus and in the County, and this contingency planning will be a focus of the COVID Response Advisory Group.