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

Glossary of Terms

Students who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 may not attend class, and should instead remain in/return to their room or home and immediately contact Health Services by email at Covid@lycoming.edu. Students will then receive further evaluative instructions on notifying their professors and initiating remote instruction. Call 570.321.4052 during regular business hours for answers to specific questions or with additional needs.

CDC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention- National Public Health Institute for the US
CEAE
Center for Enhanced Academic Experience- Lycoming College Department responsible for internships, travel abroad and other experiences meant to enhance and compliment the curriculum
COVID 19
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
IHE
Institutes of Higher Education
Isolation
The act of separating a sick individual with a contagious disease from healthy individuals to help decrease the spread of infection
Pandemic
A global outbreak of a contagious disease for which there is currently no vaccine or treatment.
PDE
Pennsylvania Department of Education- The executive department of the state charged with publicly funded preschool, K-12 and adult educational budgeting, management and guidelines.
PPE
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
Quarantine
The act of separating people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick to decrease the spread of infection.
Teams
A unified communication and collaboration platform that combines persistent workplace chat, video meetings, file storage, and application integration
Tele-medicine
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.
UPMC
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center- one of the local hospital systems in the Williamsport Area
Webadvisor
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.
Zoom
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.