Updated March 4, 2024


As of March 4, 2024 the university has ceased its Covid protocols following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s announcement to remove its 5-day isolation guidelines for Covid-19. According to the latest CDC guidelines (issued March 1, 2024), individuals who test positive for Covid no longer need to isolate from others for at least five days.

Given that the 5-day isolation was the final requirement of Susquehanna’s protocols, we will transition to managing Covid similar to other respiratory ailments. We understand that this decision may prompt questions, but we assure you that it has been made based on health expert guidance.

While we are lifting Covid protocols, we want to emphasize the importance of remaining vigilant and responsible. Students with symptoms should continue to call the Student Health Center to schedule appointments and for instructions. Just as with influenza, if you are feeling unwell, exhibiting symptoms, or running a fever, you should stay home and refrain from coming to class or work until you have been fever-free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications. Students should contact their professors directly when missing classes to discuss attendance and makeup policies.

Maintaining a safe and healthy environment for everyone in our community is most important. Therefore, we encourage everyone to continue practicing good hygiene habits, such as regular handwashing, wearing masks if you feel more comfortable doing so, staying up to date with vaccinations, and respecting the personal space and boundaries of others. Please note that in some situations, instructors may require masks in classrooms.

As always, we will continue monitoring the health of the university community and will provide updates as necessary. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.


Health & Safety Contacts

For students with questions,
call the Student Health Center.