The first positive COVID-19 case has been reported in Erie County

Posted: March 18, 2020

We hope you are doing well and feeling well. As you might expect, campus is decidedly quiet.  

And yet, there continue to be developments with regard to COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus that has upended life on campus and across the globe.

Here are some updates you should know:

The first positive COVID-19 case has been reported in Erie County, according to the Erie County Department of Health, which held a news conference today. At this time, there are no known cases on Gannon’s Erie or Ruskin campuses.

The University is in contact with the Erie County and Hillsborough County departments of health and will follow their guidelines and protocols, as well as those of the state Department of Health and CDC as needed to maintain the well-being of our Gannon community. We will continue to communicate updates as new and related information or policy developments occur.

We would like to take this time to remind all Gannon community members of the social-distancing protocols put in place by our state and federal governments:

For students still living on campus

Do not bring visitors to campus.
Do not congregate in groups.
If your parents are coming to help you move out, please do so in an efficient manner.

Gannon Events

We realize that the social-distancing protocols put in place have impacted many of Gannon’s in-person events on campus. For assistance with communicating your event cancelations, postponements or changes to virtual delivery of your event, please click here to submit a web request to update your event on

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Please understand that this is an evolving situation and we will continue to adjust operations as events unfold. Continue to visit for our latest decisions and for resources to assist you.

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