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December 1: Register for Spring Semester Testing

There are only a few weeks left in the semester and the time is now to plan a safe exit from campus and a healthy return in January for the spring semester. Our COVID-19 testing efforts can play a key foundation to that effort. 

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November 29: Healthy reminders as we start back after break

Welcome back to campus. We hope you had a happy and healthy Thanksgiving break. As we head into the final few weeks of the semester, here are a few COVID-19 protocols to remember.

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November 29: Show Us Your Card… Again

As many at the university are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster, we have opened our vaccine submission portal to allow you to upload this most recent information to your health records. Gannon is not requiring the booster at this time, but we are highly encouraging it for those who are eligible to receive it.   

 

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November 19: A guide to Gannon's Thanksgiving Break hours and operations schedule

The Thanksgiving holiday break is Nov. 24-28, during which time there will be no classes. Employees will be off Nov. 25-26 and the university will be closed these days. This post includes adjusted hours and operations on behalf of our Ruskin Campus and various Erie campus departments for those who will remain on campus or might need access to campus resources during this timeframe. 

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November 12: Testing updates for holidays and spring semester

As many are planning for the upcoming holidays and winter break, we’d like to share the following important updates regarding COVID-19 testing during university holidays and on-boarding for the spring semester to assist you in your planning.

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October 12: A guide to Gannon's Fall Break hours and operations schedule

Fall Break is Oct. 13-17. There will be no classes these days, and Gannon is providing a day off for all employees on Friday, Oct. 15.

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October 1: On-campus vaccine clinic planned for Thursday, October, 7

Gannon University, in partnership with Allegheny Health Network, will be offering a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on campus next week as part of the University’s COVID-19 mitigation effort.  

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September 29: Power has been restored to campus

Gannon University will resume normal operations and a normal class schedule this morning now that power has been restored to campus. Given that it came back shortly after 6 a.m., which limits food prep time, there may delays in the dining hall and limited selections at satellite food locations. Please show grace.

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September 25: Health reminders as we head into fall

We wanted to provide a bit of guidance as we head into Homecoming and Family Weekend and for the rest of the semester.

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September 10: Reminders of Gannon’s COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts

As we come to the end of the second full week of the semester, here are some important reminders on behalf of the university.

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September 9: Gannon to host COVID-19 vaccine clinic Tuesday

Gannon University, in partnership with Allegheny Health Network, will be offering a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on campus next week as part of the University’s COVID-19 mitigation effort. 

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August 20: On-campus COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic planned for Tuesday

As part of the University’s on-going efforts toward mitigation of COVID-19 on campus, we are pleased to announce our partnership with Allegheny Health Network to make a vaccine clinic available on campus.

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August 11: A guide to surveillance testing for Erie Campus

We are actively working to educate, encourage and support our students and employees to get vaccinated. We are seeing progress toward reaching our goal of having at least 80% of our campus communities vaccinated, but we are not there yet. We have not mandated the vaccine and understand some may have medical or other essential restrictions that might preclude them from getting the vaccine. We have also loosened several other restrictions that were in place last year - for example the removal of social distancing measures across our campuses – and hope to be able to again eliminate the masking requirement when we achieve our 80% vaccinated threshold. 

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August 11: A guide to surveillance testing for Ruskin Campus

We are actively working to educate, encourage and support our students and employees to get vaccinated. We are seeing progress toward reaching our goal of having at least 80% of our campus communities vaccinated, but we are not there yet. We have not mandated the vaccine and understand some may have medical or other essential restrictions that might preclude them from getting the vaccine. We have also loosened several other restrictions that were in place last year - for example the removal of social distancing measures across our campuses – and hope to be able to again eliminate the masking requirement when we achieve our 80% vaccinated threshold.

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August 10: Additional guidance on our mask mandate

Today is the first day since spring that Gannon University is requiring face masks to be worn inside its buildings in Erie and in Ruskin. This protocol will be in effect until 80 percent of the population of each campus is vaccinated and as long as the local health departments have lifted their recommendations for community masking.

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August 9: An update from the president to employees, Aug. 9: Masks mandatory indoors starting tomorrow

Masks will again be required for all of us inside all University facilities on both the Erie and Ruskin campuses beginning August 10 in recognition of climbing rates in our local communities. 

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August 9: An update from the president to students, Aug. 9: Masks mandatory indoors starting tomorrow

Masks will again be required for all of us inside all University facilities on both the Erie and Ruskin campuses beginning August 10 in recognition of climbing rates in our local communities. 


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August 4: Student Instructions for Fall Move-In

August has arrived and we are counting down the days until you arrive, too, Knights. With just a few weeks before the start of the semester, we are sharing important instructions for move-in and on-boarding procedures with you.

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August 3: Ruskin Campus: Medical & Healthcare Community Support COVID-19 Vaccines for Healthcare Workers

As you are preparing to start the fall semester as a new or continuing student in one of our recognized health professional programs on the Ruskin campus, we are urging you to please act now to become fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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July 30: A message from the president

Beginning August 2, we will be transitioning the majority of us back to campus as we prepare for face-to-face instruction, in-person support of our offices and colleagues, and an exciting new academic year.

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July 29: Student Acknowledgment and Testing Consent

We are looking forward to welcoming you back in just a few short weeks for the 2021-2022 Academic year.

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July 28: Employee Acknowledgment and Testing Consent

As valued members of our Gannon community, we are excited and grateful to welcome colleagues for the 2021-22 Academic Year and back in person after more than a year of remote work.

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July 20: Gannon University has received its allocation of American Recovery Plan (ARP) funds

The University received $3.7 million from the federal government and is forwarding this support directly to students via direct deposit or check. The payments are expected to begin the week of Aug. 2. For eligible students to receive these funds via direct deposit, please ensure you are signed up for direct deposit by Sunday, July 25.

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July 15: A Guide to our Upcoming Academic Year

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 Erie and Ruskin campuses. 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.

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July 8: On-Boarding Update for Fall Move-In

We are eager to welcome you back to campus in the fall and we understand many of you are eager to begin making plans for Move-In and Welcome Week. To aid in your planning, we would like to share a broad update regarding move-in for students who plan to live in Gannon-owned housing in the fall. A more detailed update with specific instructions will be shared prior to housing assignments that will be issued later this month. 

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June 24: No more masks, and other important changes

Masks are no longer required to be worn on Gannon University property on our Erie and Ruskin campuses effective immediately. This is yet another step toward a more normal experience on campus, and it follows the lifting of social distancing and on-campus gathering restrictions in late May.

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June 21: Reporting Vaccination Status

We hope you are enjoying your summer vacation. We are busy at Gannon planning for your return this fall. As we do, we are aligning our university guidelines with Pennsylvania and Florida Departments of Health and CDC guidance, including guidance relative to vaccinated individuals.

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May 21: You'll need a mask indoors, but most everything else has changed

Gannon University is adjusting its COVID-19 protocols and planning for face-to-face instruction at both of its campuses in summer and fall.

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