May 25, 2023

Thank you to the Susquehanna community for another successful year. Coinciding with the recent end of the federal Covid-19 Public Health Emergency declaration, Susquehanna has transitioned away from requiring Covid vaccinations. See Susquehanna’s updated Covid Protocols.

Covid Vaccinations Recommended

Students, employees and overnight guests are strongly recommended to be up to date with the bivalent Covid vaccine. This helps keep our community safe.

Students and overnight guests are no longer required to show proof of vaccination. For GO travel, students and employees should consider the latest CDC recommendations, and know and follow host-location requirements.

According to the CDC, access to Covid vaccines will generally not be affected for now. The U.S. government is currently distributing free Covid-19 vaccines for all adults and children.

Masking for Unvaxxed SU Travel Lifted

Unvaccinated individuals traveling on business with other university members are no longer required to wear masks, though they should still take precautions.

Covid At-home Tests May Not Be Covered by Insurance

Insurance providers are no longer required to waive costs or provide free Covid tests. CDC’s No Cost Covid-19 Testing Locator can help you find current community and pharmacy partners participating in the Increasing Community Access to Testing (ICATT) program.

Treatments Will Remain Available

According to the CDC, medication to prevent severe Covid, such as Paxlovid, will remain available for free while supplies last. After that, the price will be determined by the medication manufacturer and your health insurance coverage. Check with your healthcare provider if you need early treatment to prevent severe Covid-19.