The University is closely monitoring the current global outbreak of mpox (monkeypox). While mpox has an extremely low mortality rate, it is transmissible, and cases are rising in Pennsylvania. Individuals in congregate living situations should stay informed about symptoms, precautions and prevention.
Students who test positive for mpox should isolate and immediately notify Bucknell Student Health at 570-577-1401. After hours, they should call Public Safety at 570-577-3333 and ask to speak to the on-call provider. Students with mpox should also notify the Pennsylvania Department of Health at 877-724-3258.
Employees who have mpox should isolate and contact their health care provider and the Pennsylvania Department of Health at 877-724-3258.
Please watch this page for updates regarding Bucknell's response to mpox.
Frequently Asked Questions about mpox
Mpox Testing Information
Any student who is experiencing mpox symptoms or believes they may have been exposed to someone with mpox should quarantine in place and call Student Health at 570-577-1401. (During evenings and on weekends, they should call Public Safety at 570-577-3333 and ask to speak with the on-call provider.) A staff member will take their information and determine if testing is needed.
Bucknell’s protocol for mpox emphasizes the health and safety of affected students as well as the campus community. We will work closely with individual students who test positive to provide appropriate support. Please note that as more information about mpox becomes available, the University’s protocol is subject to change.
Questions about Bucknell’s protocol for mpox may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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