It’s summertime! Let’s stay safe!

Please respect the masking preferences of fellow Raiders. 

Shippensburg University does not require the use of face masks inside campus buildings or classrooms, with the following exceptions:

Masking remains required: 

  • When visiting Etter Health Center.
  • When visiting a COVID-19 testing center.
  • As requested, when entering a faculty or staff member’s office.*

* Standard “Mask Required” signage is available to reinforce or designate indoor “Mask Required” spaces. Contact the COVID Office at (717) 477-1007 or covid19@ship.edu,

Update: Although no longer required, the CDC continues to recommend masking in indoor public transportation settings.

Vaccine Information

Vaccines remain the best tool to fight against illness and hospitalization associated with COVID-19. Shippensburg University strongly encourages all students and employees to get vaccinated, and if eligible, receive their booster shot.  Vaccines and boosters lower the risk of infection, protect against serious illness, and lessen the probability of spreading the virus.

Fully vaccinated students who show proof of vaccination are not required to test for COVID-19 if they are free of symptoms. Vaccination status determines your mitigation requirements if you are identified as a close contact – see quarantine/isolation below.

  For information on COVID-19 vaccines and boosters in your area, please visit vaccines.gov or call 1-800-232-0233. 

Students should provide proof of vaccination in-person at the Etter Health Center or upload at: ship.edu/r3

Employees are encouraged to provide proof of vaccination in-person at the Human Resources Office or via email to hr@ship.edu

If you test positive

If you test positive, regardless of vaccination status, immediately notify the COVID Office at covid19@ship.edu, or by calling 717-477-1007.  Information regarding quarantine or isolation requirements are listed below.

Masking information for members of the campus community

Individuals, including those at-risk for severe illness, may choose to continue masking based on their personal preference and comfort level. Individuals who are sick should mask and seek immediate testing. In the event the community level changes, or if there is an increase in positive cases on campus, indoor masking requirements may be reinstated.

  Mask Usage

 

All individuals are asked to carry masks with them at all times when on campus.

  • People may wear a mask based on personal preference, or as informed by their personal level of risk. 
  • KN95 or KF94 masks are strongly encouraged.
  • Disposable surgical masks are available at Masking Stations throughout campus. Locations include Lehman Library, Reisner Dining Hall, the CUB information desk, Ship Rec and the COVID Office.
  • Individuals with COVID-19 symptoms, those who have received a positive test result within the last 10 days, or those exposed to someone with COVID-19 are required to wear a mask.
  • Students, faculty, and staff must adhere to masking requirements when traveling to high-risk areas outside of Cumberland County. 
  • Individuals traveling to campus from high-risk areas must also continue masking when indoors. Please refer to the COVID-19 Community Level for updated information on counties across the U.S.
  • Should we see an increase in positive cases in our area, the indoor masking requirement may be reinstated at any time with timely notification will be sent out to all members of the campus community.

Testing

 

  • Symptomatic testing: Testing is available for all currently enrolled students that experience symptoms of COVID-19 at the Etter Student Health Center. To schedule an appointment, please call 717-477-1458.
  • Close Contacts: Testing is available for all currently students identified as a close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Fully vaccinated individuals will not be required to quarantine but still are advised to get tested 48 hours after last contact with a COVID positive individual.  To schedule a testing appointment at the Etter Student Health Center call 717-477-1458. 

All testing options are free to participants

Student Athletes 

  • Student-athletes must wear a mask when visiting the Department of Sports Medicine, and while traveling to and from external colleges/universities in at-risk counties.
  • Student-athletes must also abide by all policies set forth by external colleges/universities.

Quarantine / Isolation

 

University guidelines regarding quarantine and isolation remain in place. Students and employees who are advised to quarantine or isolate must follow all university guidelines.

Mitigation strategies will continue to be informed by the CDC and the PA Department of Health.

 

  • If you test positive for COVID-19, or have symptoms, you are required to isolate regardless of vaccination status and must adhere to the following:
    • Do not report to class or to work, and immediately notify your professor(s) or Supervisor.
    • Stay home for at least 5 days and isolate yourself from others. Day 0 is the day you tested positive, or your symptoms first appeared.
    • Students may be required to isolate on campus, housing is available on campus, needs will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
    • Employees are required to isolate off-campus.
    • Monitor your symptoms. Seek immediate medical care if you experience difficulty breathing.
    • End isolation after day 5 if your symptoms have resolved and you have been fever-free for at least 24 hours without medication.
    • Wear a well-fitting mask any time you are around others inside your home, and at all times when on campus for 10 full days.
  • Covid Decision Tree promo graphic

    If someone you know tests positive for COVID-19, or if you were a close contact of someone who tested positive, please view the COVID-19 Decision Tree [PDF] to determine your need to quarantine. 

    • Students are responsible for consulting with their faculty member(s) regarding options to stay current with assigned course work while completing their required quarantine/isolation period.
    • Employees are responsible for notifying their supervisor of a positive test result, or confirmation of close contact with someone with COVID-19.
    • Depending on vaccination status, individuals may or may not need to quarantine.

Monitoring, Reporting & Compliance

  • Employees and students should self-report any symptoms or exposures via covid19@ship.edu or 717-477-1007. 
  • All campus community members, including visitors, are responsible for following Shippensburg University’s COVID policies.

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 and Cumulative Testing reporting has paused as of May 5, 2022. The next phase of reporting may resume August 2022.

Cases & Testing: Cumulative Totals January 1 through May 5, 2022

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

  • 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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