Gannon University Campuses will be closed by end of day Tuesday
Posted: March 16, 2020
Gannon University’s Erie and Ruskin campuses will be closed by end of the day Tuesday, March 17 with the exception of essential services and staff.
Alternative delivery of courses will continue as planned on Monday, March 23 as well as the support of transition of students planning to move off campus this week through March 22.
All staff and administration are expected to report to work tomorrow – Tuesday, March 17 -- and then will be expected to work from home going forward until further notice. Supervisors will meet with employees tomorrow morning to determine the personnel required to report to work on campus to provide essential services after that date.
The decision follows the two-week state-wide shutdown announced earlier today by Gov. Tom Wolf and President Trump’s recent similar announcement. This is another difficult step to coordinate with the directives of our state and national leadership and to support the health and well-being of our students and employees at both campuses.
While we have been transitioning students off campus in Erie since Friday, a significant number are still on campus and require services. Selected services are also required by our students and staff in Ruskin.
Essential services for Gannon students and employees will continue on the Erie campus including:
- Police and Safety;
- Residence Life;
- Food service (at limited venues);
- Maintenance (with limited staffing);
- Mailroom and Pressroom (with limited staffing);
- Health center and counseling services;
- Library (on limited hours);
- Information and Technology Services; and
- Recreation and Wellness Center (on limited hours).
In Erie, several buildings will be closed. Only the residence halls, Waldron, RWC, Health Center, Nash Library, Palumbo, and CBI will remain open.
In Ruskin, the administrative building will remain open.
Please be assured that hourly, and all, employees will continue to be paid during this shutdown, even if they are unable to work from home.
Understand that this is an evolving situation and we will continue to adjust operations as events unfold. Continue to visit https://update.gannon.edu for our latest decisions and for resources to assist you.
If you have a question or a comment ask your supervisor or submit it at https://www.gannon.edu/Questions-or-Comments/
Thank you in advance for your understanding and flexibility in this time.