COVID Updates and Information
Since January 2020, Arcadia’s COVID response teams, including public health experts and University leadership across departments, have made it a priority to facilitate a safe and healthy living, learning, and working environment for Arcadia community members. The cross-collaborative efforts include our preparedness, flexibility, and decision-making processes. As we open the 2022-2023 academic year, Arcadia looks forward to building on our successes and continuing to provide a rewarding and fulfilling experience for all University community members.
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Upload Your Vaccine Record
We strongly recommend that all community members get vaccinated and boosted.
Students, upload COVID vaccine information here: Patient Portal.
Employees, upload COVID vaccine and Booster information: iSolved platform. (Instructions here.)
2022-23 COVID Response
As we open the 2022-23 academic year, Arcadia is shifting its COVID-19 approach from spread mitigation to outbreak prevention. We will experience this change in several ways by re-setting our goal to prevent COVID outbreaks with more long-term, broadly focused mitigation strategies to reduce risk under particular circumstances or among groups where infection rates have spiked. Read More
Suzy Redington. Assistant Professor, Public Health at Arcadia University walks through the University’s 2022-23 approach to COVID..
Arcadia’s COVID Response Academic Year 2022-2023
- Updated CDC guidance (8/11/2022) reflects this shift
- Greater focus on individual responsibility, except when COVID is high
- Surveillance testing is no longer recommended
- Contact tracing is only recommended for health care settings and certain high-risk congregate settings.
- No more quarantine (if you are exposed), regardless of vaccination status
- Mask for ten days and test after day 5 (sooner if symptomatic)
- Isolation (if you are sick/test positive) continues to stay the same
- Isolate at home for five days after testing positive. May leave isolation if symptoms resolve and fever free for 24 hours and wear a mask for days 6-10
- Still utilizing Community COVID Levels (low, medium, high) to provide recommendations for individual and community prevention efforts
Focus on preventing and controlling outbreaks not preventing all cases
- Primary mitigation strategy (vaccination) available to those six months and older
- Contact tracing focuses on limiting spread with housemates and intimate contacts for students, additional tracking for athletics, and tracking cases associated with large events
- Select use of other mitigation measures such as return to campus testing and masking
- Individuals can take additional precautions to reduce their own risk.
Reducing Your Risk
- Stay up-to-date on your COVID vaccinations and boosters
- Continue to wear a mask when you feel it is appropriate and reduce your exposure when possible (e.g., be outside or in well-ventilated spaces, distance, avoid large gatherings, participate virtually when possible)
- Utilize at-home COVID tests
- Pre-exposure prophylaxis and antiviral medications may be available through your primary care.
- Request a workplace accommodation
LINKS TO RESOURCES AND DATA FOR REGIONAL AND GLOBAL COVID-19 INFORMATION
If you are a member of the University community and need a place to direct your question, our central point of contact is Public Safety at 215-572-2800 or 215-572-2999 (emergency) for more information.
For specific questions, please direct to the following Arcadians:
Student Health Services
Director of Student Health Services
Staff and Faculty Employment-Related Questions
Arcadia Glenside Housing
Director of Residence and Commuter Life
email@example.com or call 215-572-2189
Parent and Family Inquiries
If you are a parent of a current student, please join our email listserv or send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
IT Related Questions or Concerns
Please submit a ticket via email@example.com