As of today, December 11, 2020, Shippensburg University has had 256 reported positive COVID-19 student cases and 11 reported positive COVID-19 staff/faculty cases. The University has 18 active student cases currently and 2 active staff/faculty cases.
COVID -19 UPDATE: Going forward, these updates from the COVID Office at Shippensburg University will be sent out once a week until the commencement of the Spring 2021 semester. The Health & Well-being dashboard will continue to be updated to reflect COVID-19 positive cases among the Shippensburg Community.
REMINDER: Across the country we are seeing rising numbers. Pennsylvania is recording record numbers of positive cases, and while our community has been committed to abiding by prescribed mitigation initiatives, we have seen an influx. The virus is potent, so vigilance is essential.
PENNSYLVANIA UPDATE: COVID-19 cases are at an all-time high. In an effort to slow the rate of positive cases, the state of Pennsylvania has issued new mitigation efforts that begin on Saturday, December 12th and will be in place until 8 a.m. on January 4th. Please take some time to review the restrictions: https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/#COVIDMitigationinPennsylvania
HOLIDAY HELPER: While we know the importance of gathering with friends and family over the Holidays, please make sure to follow CDC guidelines and advisories on the best ways to make it through these times while following proper mitigation techniques.
TESTING: Asymptomatic and Symptomatic testing is available for ALL students free of charge and is highly recommended and encouraged. If a student is interested, please contact the Etter Student Wellness Center to make an appointment. X1458. At this time, ASYMPTOMATIC TEST WILL BE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
Since August 20, 2020, Etter Student Wellness Center has conducted 2792 total tests. 1557 rapid symptomatic/asymptomatic Antigen tests and 1235 asymptomatic PCR tests. We have had 159 symptomatic/asymptomatic rapid positives and 68 asymptomatic positives with 2565 negative tests. The forty other positive cases were self-reported by students, faculty or staff after testing off-campus.
All testing on our campus is voluntary but highly recommended and encouraged, in accordance with State System (PASSHE) directives.
WellSpan follows notification procedures in accordance with the PaDOH (reporting through PA-NEDSS, an electronic database that relays information to the CDC and PA DOH). We are committed to carrying out all PaDOH recommended guidance to help us fulfill our mission of educational excellence and opportunity while promoting the health and well-being of our campus family, community, and region.
Please visit the Health & Well-being dashboard of the Raider Respect Website for additional information. All members of the Shippensburg family are urged to visit the Raider Respect webpage to download the Campus Shield self-monitoring app and to find information on COVID-19 exposure, positive COVID-19 cases and case investigation.
On Mondays and Thursdays, the COVID-19 office will email updates on case counts and necessary protocols. The case count will be updated every weekday on the Health & Well-being webpage.