COVID-19 response update

Dear Allegheny College Campus Community,

I am writing with an update on the COVID-19 response on our campus.

  • Today, 24 students tested positive, which brings us to a total of 165 students in isolation.
  • We have 27 spaces available for isolation.
  • We have 7 employees in isolation — no employees tested positive today.
  • Some students have reported coughing, runny noses, or malaise. No one has reported a temperature over 99, and all illness appears to be mild.

Students, if you test at home this weekend, please try to do it during the daytime. We are always available, but it is easier to help you during the day. We will be checking the ACHA account all weekend. If you feel ill or think you are positive for COVID-19, stay in your room, mask, and email us at

For those in isolation:

  • Please email the health agency with any needs or if you feel worse. We can usually deliver toiletries and medications the same day. We can accommodate special diets.
  • If you need items from campus, have your friends pack them and we will deliver them to you.
  • Nurses will be visiting all students in campus-sponsored isolation housing this weekend.
  • Those who are ready for an “early exit” COVID test will be swabbed each day between 8 and 10 a.m. Answer that early morning knock! We will give you a ride back to campus.

Thank you for all that you are continuing to do to keep our community as healthy as possible. Spend the weekend studying and enjoying the company of small groups of friends, preferably outside. We look forward to a decrease in cases next week followed by a strong finish to the semester together on campus!

Gator strong.

Dr. Morrow