COVID-19 Campus Events & Visitors Policy | Albright College

COVID-19 Campus Events & Visitors Policy

Policy on Campus Events and Visitors to Campus in Response to Coronavirus and COVID-19Effective through April 3, at which time the college will reevaluate.

The spring semester is historically a busy time filled with visitors attending campus tours, conferences and other special events both on- and off-campus. As a result of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement of an extension of his order to shutdown non-essential businesses in an effort to halt the spread of the coronavirus, the following policy is currently in effect.

Campus Events

All in-person campus events are cancelled, postponed or will be held virtually.

Contractors, Consultants and Vendors

As we work to ensure the health and safety of our campus community, we must also carefully consider the college’s ability to continue critical business functions during this difficult time. Decisions regarding campus visits by contractors, consultants and vendors will be at the discretion of each divisional vice president. These visitors will not be allowed in areas on campus where there are large numbers of students, such as residence halls. Divisional vice presidents must inform the director of public safety when these visitors will be on campus and when they are expected to leave so that proper protocols may be followed.

Guest Use of On-campus Facilities

During this time, use of campus facilities that are accessed by members of the greater Reading and Berks County communities, such as the Schumo Center for Fitness and Well-Being, will be restricted to only those Albright students who have chosen to remain on campus for Spring Break. Registrants of third-party and external events, including weddings, workshops and conferences, will be informed of the college’s visitor policy and the status of campus operations, and the registration of new third-party and external events will be suspended.