COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to evolve, Bryn Athyn College has continued our monitoring of the situation, as the health and safety of our community members is always our priority.

The World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic on March 11, 2020. This is a serious and highly contagious illness; therefore, in an effort to educate our community, we are sharing important information about this virus.

The most recent campus communication regarding COVID procedures and policies can be read on the COVID Communication Archive and the Daily Screening Form should be filled out when prompted by the BAC admissions or administration.

Scroll down to access all important information about the virus and our campus.

Vaccine Information

We understand that some are concerned about getting vaccinated against COVID-19. While more COVID-19 vaccines are being developed as quickly as possible, routine processes and procedures remain in place to ensure the safety of all vaccines authorized or approved for use. Safety is a top priority, and there are many reasons to get vaccinated. See our Immunization Policy.

Vaccine Boosters

With the Covid-19 case rates beginning to rise again in Montgomery County, the latest information about booster shots for everyone can be reviewed at the CDC information about COVID-19 boosters website.

If you are looking for a location to receive your COVID-19 booster, local vaccination clinics can be found at



Information for new and returning students, whether you’re commuting or living on campus.


Resources for professors and employees of the Bryn Athyn College community.


What our future Lions and visitors to campus need to know.

Mental Health

We care not only about the physical health of our students and community members, but mental health and overall well-being.


Additional links and materials related to COVID-19 safety.

Communication Archive

Directory of our all the campus communications to date.

CARES Act Information

Bryn Athyn College’s reports and information about the funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.


Snapshot data of our institution and our surrounding area.

CDC Vaccine Benefits

Information from the CDC regarding benefits of COVID vaccination.


COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 testing for the 2022-2023 academic year is available for students in the Student Health Center.

More testing resources:

More Information about COVID-19

COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, a coronavirus discovered in 2019. The virus spreads mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. Some people who are infected may not have symptoms. For people who have symptoms, illness can range from mild to severe. Adults 65 years and older and people of any age with underlying medical conditions are at higher risk for severe illness. People ages 5 years and older should get COVID-19 vaccines to prevent getting and spreading the illness. Everyone ages 16 and older can get a booster shot.

More information can be viewed on the CDC's website.

  • Wear a face covering or mask.  
  • Follow all social distancing guidelines or posted signage by staying 6 feet apart whenever possible.  
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, throw the tissue away, and then wash your hands. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. 
  • Use alcohol-based disinfectant wipes or hand-sanitizer stations provided throughout campus buildings to clean or when you are in contact with frequently touched objects or surfaces (view the list of which hand sanitizers to avoid).
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick or suspected to have been in contact with someone sick. 
  • Get vaccinated for COVID-19.
  • If you experience cold or flu-like symptoms contact the Health and Wellness Services immediately.

Curriculum Delivery Modes  

For fall and winter of 2021, most of the courses could be taken either in person or remotely (hyflex mode). Most classrooms and labs were outfitted with an additional large screen, a rotating camera, and other equipment that maked the physical classroom visible to students online and online students visible to the faculty and students in the room. In addition, some classes were offered online only or as a hybrid of hyflex and online.  A few classes, whose essential learning outcomes require in-person work, were only available face-to-face (in-person only mode).  

Students could choose whether they wanted to attend in person  or remotely for the term.   

In-Person  Attendance Experience

To mitigate risk for the campus community, everyone was required to wear masks and to observe 6-foot distancing in classes and in other public spaces on campus. Like all employees, students were asked to complete a short health screening form daily.   

Classrooms were arranged for distancing requirements and were fitted with technology that made students attending in person and students attending remotely visible to each other.  

Students were provided with guidelines for health-related circumstances and policies.

Remote Attendance  Experience

Spring term of 2020, all classes were conducted remotely.

In 2021-2022, remote students participated in the live class sessions using their computer’s video and audio capabilities.   

Classrooms had technology that made students attending in person and students attending remotely visible to each other.  

Student Health Services

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Student Health Services at 267-502-6070. We understand these can be stressful times.

Success with mitigating the spread of the COVID-19 virus on campus will require a community effort. Bryn Athyn College’s primary concern has been to ensure the health and safety of campus community, surrounding community and those visiting the college campus. Every employee, faculty member and student play an active role in maintaining a safe and healthy community; therefore, the entire campus community is expected to comply fully with policies and procedures.

We will continuously monitor federal and state guidance and adjust our operations and planning to reflect updated guidance. Any updates to policies or procedures will be communicated on this website and through email to our immediate community.

We appreciate your willingness to work with us during this time to keep our community as safe as possible.

Scott JonesScott Jones
Director of Health and Wellness
College Health Center Room 20