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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a newly diagnosed respiratory illness. The college has been closely monitoring guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of State, and the actions of governments worldwide to shape the college’s response to the disease’s spread. There are no suspected or confirmed cases on the Williamson campus.

Latest Updates

(As of Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 4:45pm)
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Latest Situation Report

Situation Report – April 7, 2020

Latest College Policy

College Policy Letter – April 1, 2020

Student FAQs and Forms

Academic Update

(Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 9:45pm)

  • The college dormitories and dining facilities are closed until further notice.

College Sponsored Events Update

(Tuesday, April 1, 2020, 4:30pm)

Consistent with the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the college is enacting the changes listed below to its academic and event schedule. While the cancellation of these events are regrettable, we ask for your patience and understanding during this period of uncertainty as we strive to safeguard our campus community.

Calendar of Events:

  • Effective immediately, all spring sports are cancelled for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. Click here for more details.
  • Wing Night (including Wing Bowl) – Cancelled until further notice.
  • March 18: Baggo/Cornhole Tournament – Cancelled
  • March 19: Alumni Association meeting – Cancelled
  • March 24: Power Plant Outage – Cancelled
  • March 25: Student Armed Forces Presentations – Cancelled
  • March 26: I.V. Club Induction Ceremony/Dinner – Cancelled
  • April 2:  Scholarship Dinner – Cancelled
  • April 14: Class of 54’ Event – Cancelled
  • April 15:  Student Academic Achievement Dinner – Cancelled
  • April 17: Dr. Wrightson’s Farewell Dinner – Postponed Until Further Notice
  • April 25: Student Car Show – Cancelled
  • April 29: Providence Garden Show – Cancelled
  • April 30: Sports Banquet – Cancelled
  • May 4-7: Academic Finals – Moved to May 18-21
  • May 6: Volunteer Dinner – Cancelled
  • May 8: Senior Chapel – Cancelled
  • May 8-16: Junior Leadership Expedition – Cancelled for 2020
  • May 11-14:  Service Week – Cancelled for 2020
  • May 29: Commencement – To Be Determined
  • May 29: Senior Dinner Dance – Postponed until further notice
  • May 29: 50th Year Reunion Dinner – Postponed until further notice
  • May 30: Alumni Day Activities – Cancelled

Check back periodically for updates on future events.

Note: All events subject to change without notice.

Travel Update

(Monday, March 23, 2020, 10:30am)
International Travel

  • College sponsored or related travel both international and domestic is now restricted.
  • The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  U.S. citizens who live abroad should avoid all international travel.  Many countries are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and implementing travel restrictions and mandatory quarantines, closing borders, and prohibiting non-citizens from entry with little advance notice.  Airlines have cancelled many international flights and several cruise operators have suspended operations or cancelled trips.  If you choose to travel internationally, your travel plans may be severely disrupted, and you may be forced to remain outside of the United States for an indefinite timeframe. You are encouraged to visit travel.state.gov to view individual Travel Advisories for the most urgent threats to safety and security. Please also visit the website of the relevant U.S. embassy or consulate to see information on entry restrictions, foreign quarantine policies, and urgent health information provided by local governments.

Domestic Travel

  • College sponsored or related travel both international and domestic is now restricted.
  • With Spring Break and summer vacation approaching, we strongly encourage all students and employees to remain current on the latest notices from the CDC and state health departments. In compliance with Federal and State guidelines, we strongly encourage students and employees to limit travel to the maximum extent possible to limit the spread of the virus. If travel is absolutely necessary, please observe social distancing and other guidance from the CDC.

Prevention Information from the CDC

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, the CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow the CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
    • The CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
    • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

For information about handwashing, see CDC’s Handwashing website.
For information specific to healthcare, see CDC’s Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings.
These are everyday habits that can help prevent the spread of several viruses. CDC does have specific guidance for travelers.

Helpful Links

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Resources

COVID-19 News & Information
Situation Summary
Travel Advisories
CDC: Frequently Asked Questions