We Got This! | Mask Up & Vax Up to Keep Covid Cases Down!

It is important that Ship raises the vaccination rate so the campus community can continue to protect each other.

Vaccination Survey

ALL students, staff and faculty are asked to participate in a two (2) minute COVID Office Vaccination Survey.

The COVID Office is interested in gathering information regarding vaccination rates and why community members choose to get vaccinated or not get vaccinated.

Take two minutes to complete the survey >

The Testing Format has changed

Asymptomatic students and residential students selected to test will schedule appointments conveniently online>.  Appointments are available Monday-Friday. 

Symptomatic students will continue to schedule testing at Etter Health Center by calling 717-477-1458 to schedule an appointment.

Faculty and Staff may pick up Abbott BinaxNOW rapid COVID test kits at the COVID Office, located in Old Main 106.

Student Athletes will work directly with the Athletic Department regarding their testing requirements.

All testing options are free to participants.

Vaccination Incentive Program

Students who submit proof of vaccination will be entered into two drawings for incredible prizes, including the below scholarships!

Drawings to be held on or around: November 12, 2021 and January 14, 2022.

Total Scholarship Prizes available:

  • Two (2) $5000 scholarships
  • Five (5) $2500 scholarships
  • Twenty (20) $500 Scholarships

The Incentive Program is launched In partnership with the Shippensburg University Foundation. Acceptance of these scholarships may affect a student’s financial aid package. Winners should discuss with the Office of Financial Aid prior to acceptance.

Submit proof of vaccination online >  or directly to Etter Health Center.

Campus life at a glance…

Residential Students

  • Non-vaccinated students who reside on-campus are required to test weekly as part of a PCR-based surveillance testing program. Non-vaccinated students will be notified and provided instructions when they are randomly selected to be part of the surveillance testing program.
  • Vaccinated students who reside on-campus will not be required to participate in the surveillance testing program.
    • Proof of vaccination may be submitted directly to the Etter Health Center or uploaded at: ship.edu/r3

Failure to comply with testing and/or vaccination verification requirements is a violation of the Housing Agreement and may result in removal from the residence hall and forfeiture of housing fees.

Mask Requirements

  • Indoors: Masks are required indoors on campus, regardless of vaccination status. This includes all classrooms, hallways, meeting rooms, common areas, restrooms, and all indoor events.
  • Outdoors: All non-vaccinated individuals are asked to wear a mask outdoors where they cannot maintain appropriate social distancing.
  • Transportation: All individuals must wear a face mask while using public transportation, including university vehicles.

Student Athletes 

  • All student athletes are encouraged to be vaccinated. Student athletes who are not vaccinated will be subject to regular Surveillance Testing throughout the fall.

  • The University follows the published guidance of the NCAA and PSAC.

  • Visit shipraiders.com/covid for details.

Testing

  • Asymptomatic students and residential students selected to test will have convenient appointments available Monday-Friday. Schedule online at ship.edu/r3
  • Symptomatic students will continue to schedule testing at Etter Health Center by calling 717-477-1458 to schedule an appointment.
  • Faculty and Staff may pick up Abbott BinaxNOW rapid COVID test kits at the COVID Office, located in Old Main 106.
  • Student Athletes will work directly with the Athletic Department regarding their testing requirements.

All testing options are free to participants

Dining

  • Diners in our on-campus dining locations are permitted to remove masks when actively eating or drinking. 

 Vaccinations 

  • Vaccination Clinics for students, faculty, and staff are available on campus.
  • Sign up at: ship.edu/r3.

  Visitors

  • Campus is open and visitors are welcome. This includes Parents and Family Weekend, Homecoming, move-in day, and community events.

  • All visitors are required to wear a mask when indoors, except while actively eating or drinking.

  • Spectators are welcome to attend athletic events based upon NCAA and PSAC guidelines.

Compliance

  • Shippensburg University’s masking policy is the responsibility of all campus community members, including visitors.
  • Student violations may be reported to the Office of Student Development via the Student Conduct Raider Respect Violations webpage.
  • Faculty and Staff violation may be reported to the Office of Human Resources.

Bartos Child and Family Center

  • The Bartos Child and Family Center staff and children will continue to follow guidelines of the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.

Shippensburg University COVID-19 Testing Dashboard

Student Activity from the Prior Week (Mon.-Sun.)

Positive Tests

In Isolation

In Quarantine

Prior Week data is updated on Mondays. Updated 12/6/21.

Cases & Testing: Cumulative Totals Since Aug. 1, 2021

Positive Cases

Tests Conducted

Commuter Student Positive Cases

Commuter Student Tests Conducted

Residential Student Positive Cases

Residential Student Tests Conducted

Employee Positive Cases

Employee Tests Conducted

Cumulative Totals are updated Mondays and Thursdays. Updated 12/6/21.

  • This dashboard presents data according to the date tests are administered. Counts for most recent dates may be incomplete. Counts will be updated as results are reported.
  • Data regarding isolation and quarantine is subject to change based upon ongoing case investigations.
  • Weekly numbers during summer and winter are low due to decreased population on campus.
  • This dashboard is for informational purposes only in service to our community. It should not be considered as public health guidance. Given the complexity and evolution of the case reporting landscape, the data points and footnotes are subject to continuous review and revision, as necessary.

Shippensburg University is deeply committed to the well-being and success of our campus family, Shippensburg community, South Central Pennsylvania and the Commonwealth. Some operational details may change based on continuing developments and revised guidelines and recommendations from the federal government, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), and Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education (State System/PASSHE).

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