Guidelines for Returning to Work


Employees Who Receive “Test Failed” Results
Employees who have taken a COVID-19 test and received the result “test failed” should follow these protocols: Employees who have been working on campus recently may continue to work on campus but must contact Health Services to schedule a retest. If you haven’t been on campus recently, you should not come to campus and call Health Services to schedule a retest.
Contact: Velva-Greene Rainey

Health Services | Pre-Test Registration Steps

Lincoln University (LU) recognizes and greatly appreciates our designated essential personnel who have continued to report to campus for work since March 2020. Their dedication and tireless efforts have been invaluable in maintaining critical operations on campus during this pandemic.

As Lincoln University is subject to federal and state law, LU administrative policies are constantly reviewed and updated to align with community requirements. Effective June 5, 2020, Chester County of Pennsylvania moved from the red phase to the yellow phase as part of Gov. Tom Wolf’s three-tiered plan for reopening Pennsylvania during the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to the coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic, the statutory, regulatory, and policy landscape is rapidly changing to best protect the health and safety of students, employees, and visitors to the University. As such, new temporary policies may be developed, or existing policies may be temporarily modified or suspended.

Due to the unique and unprecedented challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, LU is implementing this interim guidance, which applies to all LU employees (faculty and staff employees) as they return to work on campus. Employees may not return to campus unless specifically directed to do so by their supervisor or another authorized department.

As our knowledge of COVID-19 and related guidance from state and public health authorities continue to evolve, this guidance may change at any time as conditions and/or circumstances may warrant.

All LU employees are expected to comply with the LU COVID-19 Returning to the Workplace Guidelines. Failure to do so may result in corrective action. Any employees with concerns about compliance should consult the Office of Human Resources.


  • The safety and wellbeing of the LU community shall remain paramount.
  • We will continue to cultivate an environment where the academic mission of the University, which revolves around learning, scholarly activities, and public engagement, will thrive and strengthen our position as a leading liberal arts institution.
  • The University will remain compliant with guidance and recommendations provided by the relevant state, federal, and public health authorities.
  • In the spirit of progress, the University will establish and implement enhanced practices to promote a safe campus environment and enhanced culture of individual responsibility and accountability.