Please monitor this page to stay up-to-date regarding COVID-19 and the LECOM community.
The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) views the safety and well-being of its students, faculty, and staff as its No. 1 priority. Officials with LECOM are closely monitoring developments surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), including guidelines and bulletins issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Pennsylvania, Florida, and New York Departments of Health, and the World Health Organization.
LECOM has protocols in place and has taken a series of precautions to mitigate the community spread of COVID-19 so as to best protect its campuses in Erie and Greensburg, Pennsylvania, Bradenton, Florida, and Elmira, New York.
Update as of July 6, 2021:
LECOM continues to maintain best practices for the overall health and safety of all faculty, staff, and students on LECOM campuses and clinical training sites. The LECOM Health Operations Center (HOC) monitors and evaluates infectious disease situations, based on federal, state, and local government guidelines, including, but not limited to, World Health Organization (“WHO”), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) guidelines.
In accordance with these guidelines, LECOM is encouraging COVID-19 vaccination of all students, faculty, and staff and continuing mitigation efforts, inclusive of social distancing, mask wearing, daily screening form prior to entry, temperature checks, and handwashing, among additional preventive precautions. COVID-19 testing is performed 1) if symptomatic, 2) after travel or other possible exposures, and 3) as a regular screening measure for all faculty, staff, and students on campus.
At this time, all LECOM Dental Clinics are open and available for appointments. LECOM plans to resume classes fully on-campus for the College of Medicine, School of Pharmacy, and School of Dental Medicine in the 2021-2022 academic year.
For more information on CDC recommendations regarding COVID-19, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html.
For information regarding state government recommendations regarding COVID-19 for our LECOM campuses, please visit:
– Pennsylvania Department of Health (https://www.health.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx)
– Florida Department of Health (http://www.floridahealth.gov/)
– New York Department of Health (https://www.health.ny.gov/)
Quarterly CARES Act Budget and Expenditure Reporting – Institutional Portion
CARES Act Update as of January 10, 2021:
The CARES Act emergency funding assists LECOM students with crisis situations and unexpected financial hardships due to the coronavirus pandemic. Additional information on the purpose, student eligibility, and award amounts is available by clicking here. Please direct any questions to the office of financial aid by calling (814) 866-6641.
The American Rescue Plan (ARP) was signed on March 11, 2021. This act included additional funding for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, which was originally included in the CARES Act as well as the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act.
Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) – Department of Education – July 2, 2021