Help Desk

COVID-19 FAQs

  • Food and drinks are permitted at indoor events and meetings; these gatherings should be hosted in a space that provides for ample physical distancing between participants when eating and/or drinking.
  • Food does not need to be pre-packaged, individually wrapped nor served by a food services professional; proper utensils are required to pick up food.
  • Food is not permitted in classroom settings.
  • Concession stands will be open during sporting events, following local food safety guidelines.
  • If shared food (e.g., pizza) is provided for a meeting or event, it is recommended that individual use a previously unused utensil (e.g. fork or spoon) to retrieve the food item.

Students in clinical, student teaching and other out-of-class assignments should follow the guidance of their placement location.

Contact Student Health Services to let them know you are feeling unwell or that you have been asked to quarantine.

Edinboro Health Center
814-732-2743

Contact your professor(s) to let them know you won't be in class. Ask for instructions about how to keep up or catch up on any missed material or assignments.

A medical excuse will be required upon return to the course or your absence(s) will be considered unexcused. Documentation provided by Student Health Services or Student Affairs is acceptable, but you are responsible for providing the documentation/excuse to each of your faculty members.

No. Student Health Services will not notify faculty members that students are in quarantine/isolation due to privacy laws. Students are responsible for notifying faculty members that they will not be in class.

The latest CDC recommendation advises that indoor masking is necessary only in areas experiencing high-risk levels of COVID-19. Based on the CDC Guidelines and latest data, the level for Erie County is Low.

At that level, masks are not required indoors on the Edinboro campus.

Students are encouraged to maintain their own supply of masks. A limited number of disposable masks are available at the campus information desk for students who have lost or forgotten to bring a mask.

Yes.

Pennsylvania Department of Health, in partnership with AMI Expeditionary Healthcare, is operating a community COVID-19 test site at Edinboro, May 9 through Sept. 9. Testing will be done at this location:

  • Edinboro: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, Dearborn Hall

Mid-nasal passage swab PCR tests will be performed. Testing is free, done on a first-come, first-served basis, and open to the campus community and general public. Appointments are not required.

Virtual meetings and events are strongly encouraged. Meetings and events convened by members of the campus community, including student groups and office hours, may be held in person. Physical distancing is recommended when possible.

Meetings and events involving outside groups are also permitted.

Virtual meetings are strongly encouraged. Office hours may be held in person. Physical distancing is recommended when possible.

Students

  • Isolate in your room while you await results.

Employees 

  • Seek guidance from your healthcare provider and notify your supervisor.

Information about quarantine and isolation is available on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's website.

Ensure you are optimally protected against COVID-19 by getting vaccinated and staying up to date with a booster dose. Vaccine-specific information and booster eligibility details are available on the CDC’s website.

We have created a COVID-19 Tracker webpage to keep you informed of the number of confirmed positive cases involving a student or employee who has been living, working or taking an in-person class on campus or who may have presented an exposure risk to other members of the University community.

You are encouraged to visit the web page and review its content so that you are aware of the communications protocols and other procedures that have been put in place to address confirmed positive COVID cases.

COVID travel restrictions are lifted. For questions, contact your adviser or supervisor.

No. Neither the university nor any of its employees are permitted to ask any other employee or student about their vaccination status. This does not mean that you cannot discuss vaccination or COVID-related topics more generally. In the classroom, if these topics are relevant to the learning objectives of the course, then you can certainly discuss them. You may also discuss COVID-related matters in class as they relate to classroom safety and management – e.g., encouraging students to space themselves around the classroom where possible, the use of electronic assignments and exams to minimize the passing of physical materials as part of the class, appropriate laboratory protocols, reminders about mask-wearing when indoors, etc.

Contact Us

Office of Safety and Risk Management
1st Floor Lawrence Towers
150 Perry Lane
Edinboro, PA 16444
Phone: 814-732-2709
Fax: 814-732-2228

Jim Dahle
Director of Safety and Risk Management
Email: jdahle@edinboro.edu
Phone: 814-732-2709
Fax: 
814-732-2228