COVID-19 Information for Students

If you develop symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath, please remain in your room and call Bucknell Student Health at 570-577-1401 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Do not go directly to Student Health.

For guidance after hours, contact one of the following: 

  • Bucknell Public Safety: 570-577-3333
  • Pennsylvania Department of Health: 877-724-3258
  • Geisinger COVID Hotline: 570-284-3657, option 3. Identify yourself as a Bucknell Student
  • In an emergency, call 911

Preventing the Spread of COVID-19

The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to COVID-19 and always practice everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses.

See CDC resources for preventing the spread of COVID-19   

Do not gather in large groups and self-isolate if feeling ill. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, and follow the practices below:

      Everyday Preventive Actions

      Identifying and Treating COVID-19

      Students who believe they are experiencing symptoms (fever, coughing and shortness of breath) should self-isolate and call Student Health at 570-577-1401 as soon as possible. A staff member will ask questions to determine the next steps. Do not go directly to Student Health.

      As you await a COVID-19 test or move to isolation housing, isolate yourself to the extent possible in your residence and notify your professors that you will not be able to attend in-person classes. Do not attend class in person or events on or off campus.

      See CDC guidelines for what to do if you get sick with COVID-19

        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 daily, and allows the University to protect student and employee privacy while observing campus trends. 

        View the dashboard

        Isolation & Quarantine Information

        • Isolation separates people who are known or reasonably believed to have been infected with the COVID virus from those who are not infected.
        • Quarantine separates people who are believed to have been exposed to the COVID virus but who are not symptomatic from others who have not been exposed. 

        If you show symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in a country, city, locale or event where exposure to COVID-19 is likely, you need to quarantine yourself for 14 days. If you must self-isolate or quarantine, you will not have time or the ability to get supplies.

        If you receive a positive COVID-19 test result, you will be moved to temporary isolation housing.

        Learn about the entire process in the Student Guide to Quarantine, Isolation & Contact Tracing.


        Bucknell Student Health


        Graham Building, enter from 7th Street


        Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Except Thursday
        Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
        Saturday - Sunday: 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., During regular semester