3.19.20: Lehigh Community and COVID-19

As shared by President Simon yesterday, we are working together as a community to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. As cases continue to be reported in communities around the country, we have been informed it has now impacted members of the Lehigh community.  

Dear Members of the Campus Community and Lehigh Families, 

As shared by President Simon yesterday, we are working together as a community to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. As cases continue to be reported in communities around the country, we have been informed it has now impacted members of the Lehigh community. 

Two Lehigh students who were abroad have tested positive for COVID-19. The students traveled directly home without returning to campus. 

Both students are at home in isolation, under the medical care of their health providers, and recovering. 

As we wish these members of our community a speedy recovery, it's also a reminder for all of us, wherever we may be, to continue being vigilant in practicing good health habits, social distancing and other preventative measures to protect ourselves. 

While the majority of students, faculty, and staff are working remotely, we are still working to support those remaining on campus, including approximately 230 students, and continue to take extra measures to sanitize surfaces and implement social distancing. We call on our Lehigh community to practice these clear and effective health-promoting behaviors as well. By taking these proactive measures, we can work collectively to reduce the potential for community spread of COVID-19 on our campus and in our communities. 

You may continue to check our central webpage dedicated to Lehigh COVID-19 updates: https://www2.lehigh.edu/news/updates-on-novel-coronavirus 

Sincerely,

University Leadership and Crisis Management Team