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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. 

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?

In line with CDC guidance, individuals who have been exposed to COVID-19 do not need to quarantine after an exposure to COVID-19. However, it is recommended that individuals wear a mask in public indoor settings for 10 days, be tested on day 5 following exposure, and isolate if they test positive or develop symptoms.

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?

Students, faculty, and staff who are experiencing symptoms or who have been exposed can request a COVID-19 test from the Counseling and Well Being Center.

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?


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

Counseling Center

Well Being Center

Office of Residence Life

Student Central