COVID-19 Protocols & Updates
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Misericordia University has taken steps to protect the health of our students, staff, faculty and community. In person instruction is scheduled for Fall 2021 using a in-person format. Classrooms are scheduled to return to normal capacity. The Cougar Care team is carefully monitoring health conditions locally and in our region.
The University community is committed to doing its part to protect public health while still maintaining activities that are essential to its mission of education and community impact. At this time, we ask all non-vaccinated visitors, vendors, and students to wear masks indoors.
If you have a question or concern, please contact our COUGARCARE team at email@example.com. Email is the strongly preferred method of contact for the quickest response as our team members are in multiple locations. For anyone without email, please call 570-674-8000 to leave a clear, detailed message and you will get a response. You can also use the inquiry form at the bottom of this page for non-urgent questions.
Please wear a mask in all indoor spaces.
Visitors: As of August 9, 2021, the University is requiring all guests, employees, and students to wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status as per health expert guidelines. Masks are not required outdoors but can be worn as an option by any guest.
Visit the various links to view information specific to each audience.
Do you have questions or concerns about the COVID-19 vaccination process?
Be sure to check out this Misericordia University hosted webinar, which took place on 5/4/21. The recording features an expert panel of medical industry professionals discussing how we as individuals and communities are being affected by the vaccination process and how we can obtain the information we need to make healthy choices for ourselves and loved ones. View this press release to learn more about the webinar and the panelists.
Learn more about the COVID-19 Surveillance Testing Laboratory on campus.
Additional media coverage on the Surveillance Testing Laboratory on campus
- MU News: COVID-19 Surveillance Testing Laboratory on campus with support of $300,000 donation
- WBRE: Healthbeat: Local college creates COVID-19 testing lab on campus
- WNEP: Misericordia University doing random COVID-19 tests
- Times Leader Our View: Misericordia testing program could serve as wider model | Times Leader
- Times Leader: Misericordia starts widespread COVID-19 surveillance testing on campus
- Citizens Voice: Misericordia begins COVID-19 surveillance testing of saliva at on-campus lab
Have questions about surveillance testing on campus?
Learn more about contact tracing and how we are keeping our community safe.
Scott Woolnough, Alternative Learning Program Coordinator, interviews Jill Dillon, Contact Tracer, on 10/16/20 to discuss the process of contact tracing at Misericordia University.
Matt Hinton, Assistant Director of the Student Success Center & Academic Student Support Services, interviews Kathleen "Kit" Foley, Vice President of Student Life, and Paul Nardone, Member of the Cougar Care Team on 10/20/20. The discussion explores how we are keeping our community safe.
In response to the Coronavirus health concern, the University assembled a Task Force to manage and communicate important information to our Misericordia community.
Please click on one of the graphic links above for COVID-19 information related to your role as a student, parent or family member, employee, or prospective student.
Please check back regularly for updated information.
Last Update: 5/6/2021
We understand members of the Misericordia community have many questions. The University is updating our frequently asked questions page on an ongoing basis. For questions not addressed on this page, please click the graphic below to access our submit a question form, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we’re able.
Misericordia University hosted an interactive virtual faculty panel on Thursday April 30 to discuss COVID-19 and the wide-ranging impact this virus is having on our society.