Campus Community Messages

The following messages campus communications regarding the university’s pandemic plans and protocols for summer and fall 2021 and beyond. If you have any questions regarding past messages, please email coronainfo@lawrence.edu.

  • Important Employee Vaccine Update | September 28, 2021
    Dear Lawrence Faculty and Staff, The continuing spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19 across the nation and in our surrounding community remains concerning. While our ongoing mitigation efforts, such as a vaccine mandate for students, indoor masking requirements, and surveillance testing, have kept our campus healthy and safe, we recognize that further steps need to be taken to ensure the continuing safety of all …
  • Update on Fall Plans & Operational Status | August 24, 2021
    Dear Lawrentians,    It has been wonderful to see the Lawrence campus come to life as new and returning students, faculty, and staff arrive for the start of our academic year.  As we continue our preparations for our return to campus, we write to share updates on the university’s plans for fall and its operational status.   Thanks to our campus-wide commitment …
  • Campus Update from the Lawrence Pandemic Planning Team | August 9, 2021
    Dear Lawrentians, The Lawrence Pandemic Planning Team (LPPT) has been closely watching the continuing evolution of the pandemic around the world and here at home. We have spent the summer reviewing our plans for the upcoming academic year, following ongoing guidance from the CDC and our local health department. Our plans for a fully populated and highly vaccinated campus remain in place.   Last week the …
  • Fall 2021 Plan Updates | July 14, 2021
    Dear Lawrence Community,  We look forward to welcoming Lawrentians new and returning in the coming months! Below, please find information on our Fall 2021 plan, including updated mask and visitor/event policies.  When we decided that mounting a fall 2021 in-person session was of utmost importance for our community, we followed the science as we have throughout the pandemic. Currently, the …
  • Renewed Lawrence Campus Community Pledge | June 8, 2021
    Dear Lawrence Community, Thank you all for your continued resilience and dedication to Honor the Pledge. To date, more than 75% of our on-campus community is fully vaccinated, and, for the third week in a row, no active cases of Covid-19 are present on campus.  As we transition into summer, we are introducing a renewed Lawrence Campus Community Pledge. This renewal is …
  • Update to Masking Protocols | May 14, 2021
    Dear Lawrentians, Thank you for your commitment to Honor the Pledge. Your ongoing efforts have helped us sustain a COVID positivity rate of less than 0.5% for the majority of Spring Term. Thanks also to those able to be fully vaccinated. As of this week, nearly 75% of our campus employees and more than 50% of our students learning on campus are fully vaccinated. These are efforts of which we should be so proud.  …
  • Fall 2021 Plan Update | April 28, 2021
    Dear Lawrence Community,   A few weeks ago I shared the news that the Lawrence Pandemic Planning Team (LPPT), in consultation with campus colleagues and public health experts, was developing plans for Fall Term. In the meantime, our community commitment to Honor the Pledge has continued to keep infection rates below 0.5% for most weeks during this academic year. Many members of our community have also diligently …