COVID INFORMATION and UPDATES
March 8, 2022
As of today, masks are no longer required in ULS buildings. ULS remains a "mask friendly" seminary and respects anyone's preference to wear a mask or request that someone in close proximity do the same. This information was distributed via email to students, faculty and staff on March 7, 2022.
February 14, 2022
ULS students, staff and faculty were notified of the following:
As of March 1, except for March intensives and Preaching with Power, which will both be held exclusively online, the expectation that classes, meetings and worship be conducted virtually will be relaxed. For classes, in-person instruction will now be possible at the instructor’s discretion, but each class will continue to have an online component if needed and may remain entirely online. In-person work, meetings and events may resume with continued expectations of caution: masking in all ULS buildings is still required and social distancing is recommended. Until further notice, masking is still expected of everyone on both physical campuses at ULS public events such as chapel services and open meetings. Staff who can work remotely should continue to consult with their supervisors, but on-campus work is now possible. Further notice regarding worship will be forthcoming from Worship Life, but careful in-person gatherings will be permitted, and Thursday services may resume. The EPO Task Force will continue to monitor any changes in public policies at the city, county and state levels and communicate updates to the ULS community.
January 7th, 2022
Classes remain virtual and staff are encouraged to work remotely until further notice.
Plans for March will be assessed and posted here by mid February.
January 1, 2022
January term classes will be held virtually.
August 27, 2021
Read President Erwin's letter to the community re: enhanced COVID guidelines and September events
August 2, 2021
Updated ULS Mask Policy
Due to the increase in COVID variant cases in both Adams County and Philadelphia, and in order to continue to keep the ULS community safe, effective August 3, 2021, masks are required for anyone entering a ULS building, including staff, faculty, students and guests, must wear a mask at all times in all public places. This pertains to offices, libraries, restrooms, classrooms, food pantries, mailrooms, laundry areas and any other interior space in a ULS building.
ULS students, faculty and staff were notified of this updated mask policy, along with other pertinent information on August 2, 2021. Masks are currently not required outside ULS buildings.
Regarding planned in person events for the fall, ULS will assess those on a case-by-case basis over the next several weeks and make appropriate announcements.
May 25, 2021
As of May 31, 2021, masks are no longer required outside of ULS buildings on both campuses but masks are still required inside ULS buildings until June 14, 2021. As of June 14, masks are not required inside ULS buildings for fully vaccinated individuals. For those who are not fully vaccinated, masks will still be required inside all ULS buildings, including administration, residential, chapels and libraries. This information was distributed to students, faculty and staff and posted on ULS social media.
May 11, 2021
President Erwin announced that ULS will re-open for in person classes on August 30 in addition to offering Zoom options. Plans for staff to return to in person work will be announced by July 1. This information was emailed to ULS students, faculty and staff and posted on the ULS homepage and on Facebook. Students will receive more specific information on class structure from the Registrar.
March 16, 2021
Updated information as of March 16, 2021, on COVID-19 exposure posted by the PA Department of Health
January 27, 2021
Students, faculty and staff were notified that spring convocation and June intensives for 2021 will be held online and commencement will again be virtual this year.
Archived COVID-19 messaging from ULS