Thank you for all that you have done to support the health and safety of the Saucon Community. Should you need anything or have feedback on items that can aid you during this time, do not hesitate to reach out. As you know, the university has put several preventive measures in place to prevent the spread of the COVID-19, such as making masks available at the Lehigh Police Station for those who need them, increasing cleaning throughout Saucon Village, closing public areas where the virus can spread, and of course encouraging social distancing.
Throughout the summer, some current students will move out of Saucon and new students will move in. When practicable, we will be asking students to schedule a time with us to complete their move and will be outlining the processes they should follow to support the safety and wellness of the community. The Health and Wellness Center will also complete health screenings with new students prior to move-in.
These protocols are put into place for the well-being of our current and new residents. As a resident who has a lease in Saucon throughout the summer, we want to make you aware of the following:
Students moving in or out will receive specific instructions on how to complete their move, including wearing a face covering or mask, limiting the number of people involved in the move and entering into the building, and reminding those moving or assisting to stay home if sick. Additional safety measures may be put in place based on CDC, PA DOH, and PA regulations that may be in place at the time of the moves.
Current students should avoid any common areas (including halls, stairs, laundry rooms etc.) when others are moving in or out. If possible, please stay in your apartment until their moves are complete.
Students who have concerns about this process should contact me so I can share individual move-out plans by building as they become available.
Additionally, starting on May 15, 2020, any current residents who wish to add roommates/family to their apartment, should contact me in advance of making any arrangements, to discuss health screening processes and requirements related to safety measures put forth by the university.
As always, reach out with any questions or concerns during this time. I ask that you share this information with your roommates/family as well.