COVID-19 News

Shift to Yellow Light Status | April 13, 2022

Dear Lawrentians,

We write today to share an update on the university’s operational status.

Over the course of the past week, we have seen an increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases on campus. As of today at 2:30 PM, 26 students and 0 employees have tested positive for COVID-19, for a total of 26 new cases to date this week. Active cases reported during this week (Monday, April 11-Sunday, April 17) will be reported on the COVID-19 Dashboard on Monday, April 18. 

If you think you have been in close contact with an individual who has COVID-19, please refer to the quarantine and isolation process on campus

To mitigate the spread of the virus on campus, we are immediately changing the university’s operating status to Yellow Light: Open, Moderate Risk.

The following safety measures will take place immediately:

  • Masking will be required in all indoor public spaces.
  • All community members are encouraged to take extra precautions, including physical distancing and washing your hands whenever possible.  
  • Guest activities will continue, following all current safety measures listed above.

We recognize it may be frustrating to shift from Green Light to Yellow Light so soon after we opened the campus, but our commitment to protecting the health and wellbeing of our community remains our top priority. Our goal is to slow the spread of the virus on campus so that we can return to a “mask-friendly” status as soon as it is viable to do so.

Our commitment to Honor the Pledge, our dedication to one another, and our collective resilience is more important than ever. Together, we have limited the spread of virus on campus, and together we will overcome this challenging moment for our community.

We will continue to closely monitor the status of the virus on campus and in the surrounding community and will adjust our mitigation strategies or operational status accordingly. As always, please submit questions to and stay tuned to your email for updates.

Be well and stay well,
Lawrence Pandemic Planning Team