Reminder: We have changed our COVID protocols
Posted: January 7, 2023
With the start of the spring semester, we are reminding you of
changes we made to our COVID-19 protocols that became effective Jan. 1. We
announced them in early December.
We will no longer mandate isolation if you
test positive for COVID-19, including results you receive through Gannon’s
testing center. We
are taking this step to encourage you to test for COVID and other illnesses
that are circulating, including flu and RSV. The sooner we can determine the
source of your illness, the quicker we can get you feeling better, and back to
class or work. Please be sure that if you are a student placed on clinical
rotations or fieldwork, you follow the requirements of your placement
Our guiding rule remains that if
you are sick, you should stay off campus and seek care – for your own well-being and out of
respect for your classmates or colleagues. As
with any illness, students will need to communicate any absences with their
instructors and arrange for any missed work. Employees must notify their
You should report your illness through the LiveSafe app or use
this live link to the LiveSafe Health Screening
Questionnaire, which will connect you to one of
our nurses. They will advise you on next steps.
We continue to provide free PCR testing for COVID at both of our
campuses. For Ruskin tests, email Desi Herter at - email@example.com. In Erie, we
continue to test at the University
Services Building, 406 Peach St., as well as in the health center for students
and employees. To schedule a free test, email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also be tested for flu and RSV at our Erie
Health Center, for a small fee.
In addition, we will only require vaccination for
Gannon-sponsored travel if mandated by destination countries or partner
organizations, whether international or domestic. Because ABST, Travel and most GIFT
programs participants are already set for spring, this change might have little
effect now, but we hope it assists you in your planning and facilitates
participation in such opportunities in the future.
Finally, for employees: We have discontinued our COVID-specific
sick-day policy. Going forward, sick time related to COVID will be counted as
it is for any other illnesses.