COVID Dashboard update for April 2

Message sent on April 2, 2021

Jeff Foster and Darrien Davenport update the community about vaccine availability, changes to testing center hours, and symptom monitoring.

Dear Campus Community,

Every Friday, we will send an email directing you to the College’s COVID-19 dashboard.

The College continues to operate at a moderate alert level. Please note that based on a number of current conditions, including the campus positivity rate and local conditions, the College could change the alert level or enact increased mitigation strategies. The campus community will be notified immediately if the alert level changes and if new mitigation strategies have been enacted.

Reminders and updates:

  • Testing: Based on some trends we have recently seen, we will be closing the testing center from noon to 12:45 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Students are required to test twice per week. Either on Tuesday/Saturday or Wednesday/Saturday. As we conclude the week, all students should report to Plank Gym tomorrow (Saturday, April 3) to be tested unless they have an exemption. Those students exempt from testing are already aware of their exemption. Students who miss COVID-19 testing for a second time are subject to being assigned to remote study.
  • Vaccine update: This week, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced that Pennsylvania is moving to Phase 1B of vaccination distribution effective Monday, April 5. For more information, please read the email that was sent to the campus community.
  • Symptom monitoring: Please remember that students are required to conduct and record daily symptom monitoring through the Medicat portal.

Thank you for your continued cooperation this spring semester. If you have questions, please contact

Jeff Foster, D.Ed.
Interim Vice President for College Life and Dean of Students

Darrien Davenport, Ed.D.
Assistant Secretary to the BOT/Assistant Vice President of College Life