[Last updated Jan. 28] 

Information on COVID-19

For more information regarding COVID-19, you may explore ACHA COVID-19 resourcesvisit the CDC website, and/or visit the Student Wellness Center.


COVID-19 Best Practices

To keep our community safe and healthy, we want to limit the spread of COVID-19. 

The most effective way to limit the spread of COVID-19 is vaccination.

You are fully vaccinated if:
  • At least two weeks have passed since you received your final dose of an FDA-authorized or WHO-authorized vaccine (second dose for two-dose vaccine or one dose for single-dose vaccine).

You are NOT fully vaccinated if any of the following are true:
  • You have not received a FDA-authorized or WHO-authorized vaccine.

  • You have not received both doses of a two-dose vaccine.

  • It has not been at least two weeks since your final dose.

Boosters are required at F&M for all students and employees who are eligible.

Learn more about F&M’s vaccination requirement for students and employees.


Other measures to protect yourself from COVID-19 (and other contagious illnesses like the flu):

  • Wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose.

  • Put distance between yourself and other people when possible and avoid gathering in large groups.

  • Practice good hygiene by washing your hands or using hand sanitizer, daily cleaning and disinfecting your spaces, and avoiding close contact with people who are sick.

If you test positive for COVID-19

If you test positive for COVID-19 or are symptomatic and awaiting test results, you must isolate. Students who test positive should notify the Student Wellness Center. Employees who test positive should alert HR of their result by emailing hr@fandm.edu, as well as notify their chair, supervisor, or associate dean, and stay home and take care of themselves.

Learn about what to do if you test positive.

Monitoring COVID-19 on campus and in the local community

F&M will monitor the public health and safety of the campus community and our surrounding neighbors. 

The Pandemic Operations Response Team (“PORT”) will facilitate the collection of quantitative and qualitative indicators that senior administration will utilize to make decisions about ongoing operations.

The College has been and will continue to be in regular consultation with medical experts, including those at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health.