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To our campus community:

Welcome back and best wishes this new year. The leadership at our three sister campuses – California, Clarion and Edinboro – is continuously monitoring reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Pennsylvania Department of Health concerning the rise in COVID-19 cases due to the omicron variant.

We want to provide you with a few important updates regarding face coverings and other important updates as we prepare for the start of the spring semester on Jan. 18. We will send a communication each week to ensure that you have the latest information.

The following protocols and procedures are designed to protect the health and safety of students, employees, our communities and to allow us to remain open. They will stay in place at least through Feb. 1, at which time we will reassess the situation and the latest guidance from state and federal healthcare organizations.


Classes will meet as scheduled, beginning Jan. 18. Students in clinical, student teaching and other out-of-class assignments should follow the guidance of their placement location.

Updated Face Covering Requirements

Disposable surgical masks or higher-grade masks (KN95 or KF94) must be worn at all times while inside university facilities.

Approved face coverings are strongly recommended to be worn outdoors by all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, and are required outside when physical distancing is not possible. It’s on all of us to maintain a safe place to work and study. 

Cloth masks, face shields, bandanas, neck gaiters, and masks with valves are no longer permitted.

These requirements apply to all employees, students and visitors.


Dining service will be open, but all meals will be “grab and go.”

COVID-19 testing

Free COVID-19 testing for students will be offered on each campus throughout the semester. 

If you are symptom free, you can get tested at Eagle Commons 107/108 from 7-11:30AM (PCR) and 12PM-2:00PM (Rapid/Antigen) on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. If you experience symptoms, visit MyHealth Clarion Scheduling ( to make an appointment, or call the Health Center at 814-393-2121 for additional information.

Employees who experience symptoms should seek guidance from their healthcare provider and notify their supervisor.

In-person Events and Meetings

In-person events, gatherings and meetings will transition to virtual formats. 


Only travel that is deemed essential will be permitted. Contact your supervisor for more information.


Athletic competitions will follow PSAC and NCAA guidelines.

I urge everyone who can be vaccinated to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment or booster if you are eligible as soon as possible.

Let’s work together to keep our communities as safe and healthy as possible.

Stay well and have a great semester!

Dr. Dale


This page seeks to keep the campus community informed, healthy and safe. Here you'll find the most recent information and resources for students, parents, faculty and staff. This page also offers steps for COVID-19 screening and testing and what people should do if they've tested positive for COVID-19. Please use this information to your benefit and be diligent in the fight against COVID-19.

At Clarion, if you are symptom free, you can get tested at Eagle Commons 107/108 from 7-11:30AM (PCR) and 12PM-2:00PM (Rapid/Antigen) on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. If you experience symptoms, visit MyHealth Clarion Scheduling ( to make an appointment, or call the Health Center at 814-393-2121 for additional information.

Employees that feel they may have symptoms of COVID-19 should follow the COVID-19 employee decision tree.


  • Students, faculty and staff must self-assess for symptoms daily by using the CDC COVID-19 Self-screening Tool App on a mobile device or at The tool is also available on the LiveSafe App which we encourage all students to download.
  • Daily temperature checks are required prior to coming to campus or leaving your residence hall room. If a student in the Clarion area has a temperature of 100.4°F or greater they should quarantine themselves and call the Center for Wellness (814 393 2121) for further assessment. Employees should follow the guidelines set by Human Resources.
  • Students are advised to inform the Center for Wellness or Student Affairs of a positive COVID-19 test result or an illness that could be COVID-19 related.

The Center for Wellness will ensure that students exhibiting symptoms are:

  • Tested.
  • Quarantined and/or isolated if needed.
  • Monitored for physical and mental health status.
  • Provided services and referrals as needed.


LiveSafe provides all of the tools necessary to keep you informed and safe whether it's physical safety and security risks, mental health, sexual harassment and assault, or COVID-19 health risks.

Access the CDC’s COVID19 self-symptom checker directly through the app!

Download the LiveSave App: Apple App Store | Google Play Store


  • If you were tested by someone outside of Clarion University, call the Center for Wellness at 814-393-2121 to notify them of your positive results.
  • You will need to isolate for at least 10 days.
  • You will possibly need to relocate (temporarily) to a designated area. Each case will be decided individually between the student, the PA Department of Health, and Clarion University.
  • If possible, stay away from others, especially people who are at higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19.
  • Watch for fever (100.4°F), cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Monitor your symptoms. If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), seek emergency medical care immediately.
  • Someone from the University will check in on you regularly by phone, email, or text.
  • Stay in a separate room from other household members.
  • Use a separate bathroom.
  • Avoid contact with other members of the household, including pets.
  • Don’t share personal household items, like cups, towels, and utensils.
  • Wear a cloth face covering when around other people.


Inform a supervisor or Human Resources of the positive COVID-19 test result or an illness that could be COVID-19 related. Employees who report symptoms consistent with COVID-19 will be required to provide appropriate documentation from a physician prior to returning to the workplace.


Isolation is used to separate people infected with the virus (those who are sick with COVID-19 and those with no symptoms) from people who are not infected. People who are in isolation should remain at home or in a designated residence until it’s safe for them to be around others. In the home, anyone sick or infected should separate from others by staying in a specific “sick room” or area and using a separate bathroom (if available).

Quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. Quarantine helps prevent spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms. People in quarantine should stay in their current residence or go home and separate themselves from others, monitor their health, and follow directions from the Center for Wellness or their state or local health department.

Services currently available to students:

  • Whether you are living on the Clarion University campus, in Clarion or at home, the Center for Wellness is available to provide services for your health care and counseling needs. 
  • We remain open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and are closed for lunch from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and on weekends.
  • For questions and/or to schedule an appointment please call 814 393 2121. If needed, a staff member will assist you in scheduling either a HIPAA-compliant telehealth appointment or a face-to-face appointment depending on your circumstances.
  • There is a $5 fee per health care visit. Additional costs may be added for certain equipment, testing, exams (Women’s health/physicals) or in-house medications, which will only be done with your consent. Any charge is billed to your student account and is kept confidential. Prescriptions for medications can also be sent to your local pharmacy.
  • There is no charge for a counseling visit.
  • Due to COVID-19 and our goal of trying to maintain the health and safety of everyone, our online scheduling is currently not available. Please call 814-393-1949 if you are not feeling well.
  • For any concerns regarding COVID-19, please contact the health center at 814 393 2121. A medical provider can answer questions and assist you.
  • Free thermometers are available to any student that needs one.
  • For medical emergencies during evening or weekends please call 911 or go to your local emergency department.




In addition to periodically checking the Spring 2021 page for updates related to the university’s operational plan, parents and supporters of Clarion University students are strongly encouraged to join the Clarion University Parent 2 Parent Portal.

You can register in the portal and create an account by using an email, Facebook, or Linkedin account. Once your account is created, you can sign up for “Communities” that interest you. All new members are automatically included in the “Clarion University News” Community, so you never miss out on an important University updates.

Questions about the portal can be directed to the Parent & Family Services staff at

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Last Updated 1/14/22