Campus Updates

for Spring Semester 2021

Our Lancaster, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. locations continue to adhere to the state and local mitigation requirements. Presently, those include the wearing of a mask except when not eating or drinking or when outside and not near anyone.  Second, all members should maintain 6 feet of distance from others when possible.

LBC | Capital COVID-19 Reporting

Lancaster Campus current confirmed positive COVID-19 Cases

8 = 6 students | 0 faculty | 2 staff
Reported: 4/16/2021, 12:30 p.m.

View the latest Lancaster Count COVID-19 data.

General FAQs

Do I need to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing?

Yes, students, faculty, and staff are expected to wear face coverings and follow social distancing guidelines on campus. This is for everyone’s health & safety. In accordance with Pennsylvania Department of Public Health guidelines, individuals should wear face coverings “…in both indoor public spaces and in the outdoors when they are not able to constantly maintain social distancing”.

What if I have a health condition that puts me at high risk?

LBC | Capital will work with students on an individual basis to create a plan for classes and residence living. Please contact the Disability Services Office ( to discuss reasonable accommodations or the Registrar ( to inquire about online class options.

What happens if I test positive for COVID-19?

If a student tests positive for COVID-19, he or she should notify the Health & Wellness Center at (717) 560-8215. The nurse will alert necessary agencies and initiate contact tracing protocols.

A resident student who tests positive will be encouraged to safely travel home for their isolation/quarantine. Those who cannot return home will be provided a space to isolate/quarantine until available spaces are fully taken.  Designated rooms have been cleaned for isolation and stocked with supplies so the student can stay there until it is safe for he or she to be around others. The campus nurse will remain in communication with the student to assist as needed. Individuals who have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 must quarantine for 14 days. A commuter who tests positive should remain at home in quarantine until it is safe to return to campus.

What if I am not feeling well?

Students should call the Health & Wellness Center at (717) 560-8215 if they are not feeling well.  Resident students who are symptomatic are encouraged to return home while they wait for test results. If this isn’t possible, quarantine spaces have been identified in residence halls. Commuters who are symptomatic should stay home and seek medical attention.

CARES Act Information for Students

The CARES Act requires all colleges and universities participating in the program to provide access to the following information:

  • Lancaster Bible College has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certificate and Agreement for the Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This document is an assurance that LBC has used, or intends to use, no less than 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
  • The total amount of funds that LBC has received from the Department for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students is $694,828.
  • The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the 30-day Report and every 45 days thereafter) is $694,828.
  • The estimated total number of students eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 1,203. (992 undergraduate and 211 graduate students.  Students who are enrolled exclusively in an online program are not eligible and not included in this number.)
  • The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 941.
  • LBC’s method to determine which students receive emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act was based on the following: First students with lower family incomes, including Pell Grant eligible students as well as students with EFC’s (Expected Family Contribution) up to 15000 will receive up to $800 each. Second, students who were living in the dormitories were identified and will receive up to $800 each based on EFC. An application process has also been established to allow other students to apply for grants based on number of allowable expenses and need.
  • LBC sent the following email to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

Recently legislation was enacted that created the CARES Act. Under this act, LBC | Capital received funding that must go directly to students to cover expenses related to the disruption of normal institutional operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The deadline is passed for filing the CARES Act Student Emergency Aid Application. To review the Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting under CARES Act Sections 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion click here to view.

Consolidated Appropriations Act (Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF II)

These emergency relief funds will be distributed based on federal government guidelines requiring institutions to distribute funds to specific student populations who are defined as having exceptional financial need.

Lancaster Bible College has defined students with having exceptional need to include priority to Pell Grant recipients. On that basis we developed three populations of students with exceptional need.  These include undergraduate Pell Grant recipients, undergraduates who are not Pell Grant recipients but have high unmet financial need (up to 12000 EFC), and graduate students who have high financial need (up to 12000 EFC) as determined by the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

Students who did not receive funding in the initial distribution may submit an Emergency Grant Application.  Students must be a U.S. Citizen or eligible permanent resident and meet all federal financial aid eligibility requirements.  Applications will be reviewed to determine eligibility.

Emergency Assistance Application

Funds will be available until they are exhausted.  They will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.