The Health and Safety Plan of Eastern University

Overview

The Health and Safety Plan of Eastern University outlines principles and measures for campus operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. In compliance with PDE guidance, the University’s Health and Safety Plan delineates EU’s strategy for coordinating with local public health officials, to provide, safe in-person instruction; monitoring health conditions on the campus community; mitigating and containing the spread of the virus on campus; and communicating accurate and timely information to students, faculty, staff and the communities it serves.

For Spring 2021, Traditional Undergraduate instruction will resume, on campus, beginning Tuesday, January 19, 2021. The preponderance of non-traditional and graduate classes for spring will be conducted in an online format. See Student Academic Section for full Spring 2021 Schedule.

The information contained herein is subject to change based on guidance and mandates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Governor of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), and the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH).

Coordinating with local public health officials

The Eastern University Health and Safety Plan promulgates guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), and the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH), as well as the input and recommendations of University Physician, Dr. Ian Becker, and the University’s COVID-19 Task Forces for Academic Affairs, Employees and Visitors, and Students.  Primary University liaisons with public health officials are Damona Wilson, Director of University Health Services and Chief Michael Bickings, Director of Public Safety.