Dear ILR members:


This message is to update you on the developing situation regarding the novel coronavirus, now known as COVID-19.


Please be aware that Cedar Crest College does not currently have any confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19.


We have established the following web page for updates on COVID-19 as they pertain to the Cedar Crest Community: https://www.cedarcrest.edu/healthservices/covid.shtm 


To limit our community’s risk of transmission, Cedar Crest College requires all individuals who have traveled in a country or region identified by the CDC with a Warning Level 3 Travel Health Notice for COVID-19 to self-isolate for a period of no less than 14 days. This applies to all individuals, including students, faculty, staff, contractors, or visitors, whether or not they have shown symptoms of COVID-19. All such individuals should follow the CDC’s guidelines for Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html).


Please refer to the CDC Travel Health Notices website for current information by country: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices 


Individuals who have themselves tested positive for COVID-19 are required to self-isolate from the College community until cleared to return by a physician.


Everyone is encouraged to continue to follow CDC guidelines for preventing the spread of respiratory illnesses:


  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Cover your mouth and nose with the inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.


We will provide updates on this situation on the COVID-19 page on the Health Services site (listed above) and via email as necessary. For any questions or concerns, please email lori.gallagher@cedarcrest.edu or call 610-606-4666 ext. 3381.