Revised COVID-19 policies as of today, June 1

Dear Allegheny College Community,

Yesterday, May 31, Governor Wolf announced the lifting of significant COVID-19 restrictions. Following guidance from our epidemiological, medical, and risk management experts on ACHA, Allegheny College will adopt some of these changes, but not all of them.

Allegheny College’s revised policies as of today, June 1, are as follows:


  • Vaccinated persons may remove their masks on campus while outside, including on campus tours.
  • Unvaccinated persons should keep their masks on at all times.
  • While indoors, all persons are required to wear masks.


  • Visitors are welcome on campus in outdoor spaces.
  • Only vaccinated visitors are permitted inside buildings at this time and are required to comply with our campus-wide policy of remaining masked indoors at all times.
  • Unvaccinated visitors must remain masked on campus, even outdoors.

Daily Health Screen:
The daily health screen will be discontinued effective immediately. Please continue to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and contact your healthcare provider or ACHA with any questions or concerns.

We still only have 65% of reporting students vaccinated. While 96% of reporting employees are vaccinated, 185 employees have not yet reported their status. Students can report their vaccination status here, and employees can report here. Students can review the exemption policies here. The deadline for students to submit a request for a medical or religious exemption is July 2, 2021.

ACHA is pleased to welcome Cindy Huya as our full-time nurse during the upcoming academic year. Cindy will be reaching out to employees and students to confirm vaccine status so that we can get a definitive snapshot of vaccination rates on our campus, which will further inform our pandemic planning for fall. Please respond! You can reach Cindy at All information is kept confidential.

At ACHA, we put the health of our community above all else and make decisions following deep deliberation, the most up-to-date research, and based on CDC guidelines for congregant living. We hope for further lifting of restrictions in the fall, with details to be announced in early August.

Gator Strong!

Dr. Morrow