Kylie McGovern, Editor
On March 15, 2021, President Hanycz informed Explorers of the COVID-19 protocols after returning from a brief Easter break. There are no classes on Holy Thursday, April 1, and the University will be closed Good Friday, April 2 through Easter Monday on April 5. On Tuesday, April 6, La Salle will have a quiet period and conduct all classes remotely until Friday, April 9. This quiet period is meant to reduce the chance of transmissions by limiting interaction to households and pods. However, beginning on Tuesday, April 6, students with off-campus clinicals, practicums or internships may report to their respective sites. Residential students must return by Tuesday, April 6, and will be required to check-in with Residence Life staff.
Student testing will also be conducted on Friday, April 9, and Saturday, April 10 at Treetops Cafe. This testing is mandatory for selected students. These students will be notified by Monday, April 5 to select a testing time. This surveillance testing is a safety measure to protect the La Salle community. In addition, normal testing will increase after Easter. Staff can take voluntary tests that the University is offering as well.
Campus resources will be limited during the quiet period. La Salle Dining will offer to-go options only. Connelly Library will maintain restricted hours. Student Health will prioritize telehealth appointments. The Independence Blue Cross fitness center will be closed.
President Hanycz reassures Explorers that “We have come together in amazing and creative ways this year, most particularly this semester as we have experienced a very successful return to campus. I am confident in our planning and protocols, and I will continue to rely upon the cooperation of our students, faculty and staff to ensure La Salle University remains a safe place to live, learn and work.”