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Lehigh University to Start Spring Semester with Remote Instruction, Will Require Arrival Testing for COVID | WDIY Local News

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Lehigh University has announced that it will begin its spring semester Jan. 24 with mostly remote instruction for the first week, and will also require students to be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival.

As the Omicron Variant continues to spread, Lehigh University will begin its spring semester with largely remote instruction, the school announced Thursday. WDIY’s Mike Flynn has more.

Lehigh's spring semester will start as planned on Jan. 24 but most instruction will be conducted remotely for the first week, with in-person learning resuming Jan. 31.

Students will be required to complete a Lehigh-supplied COVID test upon arrival on campus, and must obtain a negative result before participating in academic or social activities.

Pre-arrival testing may be required, depending on testing availability and the spread of the Omicron variant.

Lehigh is also requiring returning students, faculty and staff to receive a COVID booster, and booster documentation must be submitted by the Jan. 14 deadline.

(Original air-date: 1/6/22)

Mike Flynn is a local host for WDIY's Thursday broadcast of NPR's All Things Considered. He has been listening to public radio since he was student teaching in the early 1980s. Public radio and, in particular, NPR news helped him tremendously as a history teacher at Emmaus High School. Now retired, he wants to help the station that helped him. He feels honored to be able to share what he calls a treasure with his community.
Sarit "Siri" Laschinsky serves as Head News Writer for WDIY's news department, and helps maintain WDIY's website and online content.
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