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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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Transmission rates in Union County are low or medium — masks are not required indoors

Current Status

May 23, 2022

  • Testing, Contact Tracing and Dashboard Update: Beginning Monday, May 23, and until further notice, Bucknell will no longer provide COVID-19 testing except to symptomatic students, and it will no longer require testing for unvaccinated students or employees. The University will discontinue the COVID-19 dashboard and contact tracing on May 23 as well. Employees who are symptomatic or contact-traced by public health authorities should contact their health care provider or self-test at home. Students who are symptomatic should call Student Health to receive further instructions and to arrange a COVID-19 test. For further details, see President Bravman's May 13 message to campus.

  • Masking Policy Update: Contingent upon CDC guidance, effective March 26, masks are no longer required in indoor or outdoor spaces on campus, at campus events or on the Downtown Shuttle. Bucknell employees may require those entering their individual classroom, laboratory, work or office spaces to wear masks. Anyone who has symptoms, a positive test or exposure to someone with COVID-19 must wear a mask. For further details, see President Bravman's March 10 message to campus.

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    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 requirements
    • COVID-19 vaccinations and common questions about them
    • What to do if you test positive for or are exposed to COVID-19
  • Information for Faculty & Staff

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

    • Face covering requirements 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