A Guide to our Upcoming Academic Year on our Ruskin Campus
Posted: June 9, 2022
As we roll through summer, the university is busy adjusting our COVID-19 mitigation protocols and completing plans to return to an in-person academic year. We, like many of you, are looking forward to a more normal Gannon experience and are pleased to be coming back to be in community together on our Ruskin campus. We hope these updates provide you guidance on what to expect upon your return this fall so that we may all enjoy our time together while remaining as healthy and safe as possible as the pandemic continues.
Some highlights of mitigation protocols and what to expect:
- Gannon University’s Erie and Ruskin campuses are currently mask optional.
- We strongly encourage vaccination for COVID-19 and the booster. We do not require the vaccine to attend or work here, but you are subject to tighter quarantines if you are not vaccinated and become exposed to COVID.
- We encourage anyone experiencing symptoms of or have been exposed to COVID-19 to reach out through the LiveSafe app, which is monitored by our nursing staff. They will call you and discuss next steps – if any – you might need to take.
- We encourage anyone who is ill to refrain from coming to campus. Instead, reach out to our Health Center and await instructions.
- We continue to test symptomatic individuals for COVID, free of charge. We also can provide testing on request if you are not symptomatic.
- We continue to require isolation and quarantine, based on symptoms and vaccination status. One of our Health Center nurses will advise you on what you should do and for how long.
- If you are in isolation or quarantine, you are eligible for remote instruction so you can stay current with coursework.
- The university has updated its travel policy to account for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers, and to reflect the lifting of most restrictions on domestic travel. You are no longer required to report travel unless you are headed to an international or cruise destination.
- The university has an online dashboard and a vaccination reporting system to track COVID-19 data.
- All visitor restrictions and protocols – including temperature checks – have been lifted.