COVID-19 status update

Message sent September 7, 2020

Dean Julie Ramsey informs the community of the current COVID-19 status on campus, and includes reminders about the de-densification plan and adjustments to the all-student quarantine.

Email announcement

Dear campus community:

I’m writing today to update you on our campus’s current COVID-19 status. As described in our return to campus plans, this weekly update will be made available via email and on the website every Monday and will outline our current status determined by our alert level, and any changes that are being made to campus operations given this information. If there is a sudden increase in cases that occurs between these updates, an emergency notification will be sent by the Department of Public Safety.

Current status as of 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 5, 2020:

Category Details
Total number of students tested since 8/30/2020 896
Number of students whose tests are negative since 8/30/2020 864
Number of students whose tests were positive since 8/30/2020 32
Number of employees working on campus who tested positive since 8/30/2020 3 *
Current alert level High Alert
Adams County information PA Department of Health, WellSpan Hospital

* Employees are required to inform HR of positive COVID-19 tests.

The students who have tested positive are in isolation and contact tracing process has been completed.

Important reminders

For questions

If you have questions regarding this information, please email Additionally, the phone bank will be open from 9am-3pm today, Monday, September 7. Please call 717.337.8800 if you have any questions regarding the information. Please do not call the Health Center with questions about this information.

Dean Julie L. Ramsey, Ed.D.
Vice President for College Life and Dean of Students