The University of Scranton continues, as we have from the start of the pandemic, to be prudent and deliberate in our decisions and to recognize the singularity of the Scranton experience. We will continue constantly to assess the impact of the pandemic, especially into the future, and will adjust our response as warranted.
The challenge to keep each other safe through this pandemic is a shared responsibility shaped by individual decisions. This plan provides a framework for those decisions.
In all that we do, we must remain grounded in our Catholic and Jesuit mission and in a commitment to community that defines and distinguishes us. We are here to educate our students and to help them achieve their goals and aspirations. We must, therefore, ensure that we support our students above all.
Through our plan, we hope to realize the one aspiration we have heard more than any other from all Royals – students, faculty and staff – to be together again on campus but to do so safely – Royals Safe Together.
This website details the current plan and will be maintained with up-to-date information, answers to Frequently Asked Questions, and a chronicle of all University communications. You can also view or download the Plan here.
- Protect the health and well-being of the entire University community and ensure that members of our community understand their individual role and responsibility in keeping themselves and others safe and healthy.
- Implement social distancing, personal hygiene practices, cleaning and disinfecting regimens that comply with Pennsylvania’s Preliminary Guidance for Resuming In-Person Instruction at Post Secondary Institutions and Adult Education Programs as well with relevant guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH).
- Ensure that we are prepared to identify and assist employees or students who have symptoms of COVID-19, who test positive or who reside with someone with symptoms or testing positive.
- Be prepared to adapt our plans depending on how the pandemic progresses.