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COVID-19 Management FAQs

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COVID-19 Management FAQs

What should I expect this academic year on campus?

The health and well-being of the campus community remains Keystone’s priority.  As we return to a sense of normalcy, we expect students, faculty, and staff to maintain many of the practices that have seen us through the pandemic. Keystone community members are expected to continue to practice good hygiene by frequently washing and sanitizing hands and staying home if sick.

Additionally, although the COVID-19 vaccine is no longer required for future semesters, students, faculty, and staff are strongly encouraged to become fully vaccinated, receive a booster shot when it is appropriate to do so, and provide updated information to studentlife@keystone.edu (students) and humanresources@keystone.edu (faculty and staff).  Fully vaccinated individuals are entitled to certain benefits, including not having to quarantine after suspected exposure.

Do I need to wear a face mask/covering and maintain social distancing when on campus?

Currently, the use of face masks is optional in non-academic indoor and outdoor areas on campus.  Additionally, masks are also optional at the discretion of individual instructors in campus locations where academic instruction takes place. 

Do I need to quarantine if I am fully vaccinated and been exposed to COVID-19?

Per guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control, individuals who are fully vaccinated are not required to quarantine but should be tested 5 days following exposure and wear a mask indoors until they receive a negative test result.

Am I able to take my classes online instead of attending in-person classes?

Keystone College offers many courses in an asynchronous on-line format. While not all courses are available in this format, options are available. 

How will I be able to continue my classes if I am placed into quarantine?

Alternative instruction will be provided if a student is placed into quarantine. Methods of instruction may vary. Students should contact their individual instructors for details.

Will I be able to attend classes remotely if I choose?

Students with questions regarding remote instruction should contact the Retention Coordinator for assistance: adrienne.mellott@keystone.edu.

Will the College continue to maintain and sanitize buildings?

.The College continues to provide routine cleaning and regular housekeeping practices.

Will there be regular testing for COVID-19?

Student athletes are required to follow protocols of the NCAA and CSAC.

Will the College still conduct contact tracing?

Individuals are encouraged to report their symptoms to their primary care physician who will provide proper reporting.

Do athletes need to follow special guidelines?

Student-athletes and coaches have been strongly encouraged to become fully vaccinated. The College will continue to follow guidance from the NCAA and CSAC.

Are spectators allowed to attend on-campus Athletics events?

Yes

What will be the living situation in the residence halls?

Residence halls are currently operating without restrictions.

What will be the dining situation?

Dining Services has resumed normal operations.

Important Contacts

Campus Safety
570-945-8989

Counseling Center
570-945-8309
counseling@keystone.edu

Well Being Center
570-945-8255 
studentlife@keystone.edu

Office of Residence Life
570-945-8271
carlyle.hicks@keystone.edu

Student Central
570-945-8300
studentcentral@keystone.edu