Student Health & Safety

As we continue on-campus education, we all have a part to play in keeping the Bucknell community safe and healthy.

Besides vaccination, the best way to prevent infection — for yourself and others — is to avoid being exposed to COVID-19 and always practice everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses.

  • Do not gather in large groups and self-isolate if you're feeling ill.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your face when you're in indoors and can't stay at least six feet from others. If you are not fully vaccinated, cover your face in all indoor shared spaces.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces you touch frequently.

By taking these simple steps and following the other rules and policies you'll find here, you're doing your part in helping us rise to this challenge together.

Testing, Contact Tracing, Isolation & Quarantine

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on campus, Bucknell has implemented a rigorous testing and contact tracing program for all who live, work and study on campus this semester, including students. Testing will take place both before and after your arrival at Bucknell, and there is no charge to students for these tests or shipping. 

If you test positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone who has, you may be asked to quarantine or move to isolation housing. 

Read the Student Guide to Quarantine, Isolation, & Contact Tracing

Footsteps

If you think you might have COVID-19

Your next steps

COVID-19 Dashboard

The COVID-19 Dashboard displays information about current reported COVID-19 cases among students, faculty and staff in or around the Bucknell University campus community. The dashboard is updated weekly, and allows the University to protect student and employee privacy while observing campus trends. 

View the dashboard

See Where It’s Crowded to Maintain Social Distance

The Social Density Maps you'll find here (login required) offer a snapshot of how many people are congregating in different areas of campus in almost real time. Use these maps to plan where to eat, hold small group meetings and study while maintaining physical distancing.

These maps track device connections to Bucknell's Wi-Fi network, not people, and no personally identifiable information is used. Maps update every 15 minutes. 

View maps (login required)