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COVID-19 Information

Everyone in the Bucknell community — students, faculty and staff — shares the responsibility of keeping the Bucknell community safe and healthy. On these pages you'll find detailed information about what to expect and how to do your part to keep the campus community safe. Please bookmark this page and refer back to it regularly.

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Current Status

April 28, 2023

  • Vaccination Guidance Clarification: In April, the Food and Drug Administration updated its authorization for COVID-19 vaccines, which removed authorization and availability of the older, monovalent vaccines. Please note that Bucknell will accept evidence of either the primary series of appropriate doses of monovalent vaccine or one dose of current bivalent vaccine to meet the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For more information, see the COVID-19 Vaccination FAQ.

  • Vaccination Guidance Update: Bucknell will continue to require that students be vaccinated against COVID-19, including new first-year and transfer students. Exemptions will continue to be available on medical and religious grounds. All in the University community are encouraged to stay up-to-date with vaccine boosters for COVID-19. For more information, see the COVID-19 Vaccination FAQ.

  • Masking Policy Update: As of Feb. 14, 2023, masks will not be required in Bucknell Student Health and the Counseling & Student Development Center.

  • Masking Policy Update: As of Jan. 1, 2023, a campus mask mandate will only be imposed when a mask mandate is issued by either the state or the federal government. Masks may still be required by faculty in classrooms and labs, and by others when meeting in private spaces. Individuals will be expected to comply with the requests of faculty or staff in these circumstances, and students who fail to comply may be excused from class. For more information about this change and the factors that informed this decision, see President Bravman's Dec. 13 message to campus.

  • Home Test Distribution for Students: COVID-19 antigen test kits are now available to all students free of charge through a vending machine located on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center, across from the Bison. Students can receive up to two test kits per week by swiping a BUID. For more information, click here.

  • A male student in a KN95 mask walks in Holmes Hall

    Information for Students & Families

    Here you'll find important information about doing your part to keep Bucknell safe and strong, including information about:

    • Face covering guidelines
    • COVID-19 vaccinations and common questions about them
    • What to do if you test positive for or are exposed to COVID-19
  • Student wearing a black mask for Covid-19 protection.

    Information for Faculty & Staff

    Here you'll find important information for Bucknell employees about COVID-19 related protocols, including information about:

    • Face covering guidelines and policies
    • Ordering personal protective equipment
    • Employment accommodations
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    Information for Visitors & Guests

    Here you'll find information for guests visiting campus, including those visiting for:

    • Events and performances
    • Campus tours
    • Athletics events