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. A staff member will ask questions to determine the next steps. Do not go directly to Student Health.

For guidance after hours, contact one of the following: 

  • Bucknell Public Safety: 570-577-3333
  • Geisinger COVID Hotline: 570-284-3657, option 3. Identify yourself as a Bucknell student
  • In an emergency, call 911

As you await a COVID-19 test, 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

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:

  • Do not gather in large groups and self-isolate if feeling ill.
  • Wear a mask where required or if you are feeling ill. Make sure the mask fits tightly and covers your nose and mouth. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol if you aren't able to wash your hands.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

See CDC resources for preventing the spread of COVID-19  

      Learn more about Bucknell's COVID-19 policies and current status here

      Contact Details

      Bucknell Student Health

      Location

      Graham Building, enter from 7th Street

      Hours

      Monday–Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
      Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
      Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
      Saturday–Sunday: 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.