Testing updates for holidays and spring semester

Posted: November 12, 2021

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.

Additional updates with detailed instructions will be provided in the upcoming weeks.

Please note, information on surveillance testing for student-athletes, as well as spring on-boarding testing for new global students may differ from the details outlined below due to NCAA and travel guidelines. These students should follow instructions from their coaches, athletics office, or office of global support and student engagement.


Nov. 21-27 | Surveillance and voluntary off-boarding testing


Dec. 5-Jan. 7 | Surveillance and voluntary off-boarding testing


Jan. 3-7 | Return-to-work testing for unvaccinated employees


Jan. 8 | Return to campus and testing for unvaccinated students

Jan. 9 | Return to campus for vaccinated students and students in 90-day prior+ window

Students and employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90-days prior to the start of the Spring semester should ensure that their positive test result is on file with the Gannon Health Center in order to follow guidelines for fully vaccinated or 90-day prior-positive individuals. To report being in the 90-day window from a COVID+ diagnosis, please email your test results to hlthcoun@gannon.edu.

To further assist in your planning, below is an outline of when routine surveillance testing will be available for the spring semester.


Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri
  7:45-10 a.m. 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 7:45-10 a.m. 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 7:45-10 a.m.
*6:30-8:30 p.m.
*Every other week beginning Jan. 23
6:30-8:30 p.m. 4:30-6:30 p.m.  



You are considered “fully vaccinated” with the university two weeks after your final dose of your vaccine regardless of the particular type of vaccine received, and after you’ve submitted a copy of your vaccine card at https://update.gannon.edu/vaccinecard. For example, if you are returning to campus Jan. 9, the last day to receive your final vaccine dose would be Dec. 25. Boosters are recommended but not required at this time.


View the PA Department of Health Vaccine Provider map below or access your state’s map to find a location with available vaccine appointments near you.


If you have questions about the timing of your vaccine and move-in, please contact hlthcoun@gannon.edu and our nursing team would be happy to assist you.



For questions regarding moving in and or out of residence halls between breaks, or staying on campus over break, please contact reslife@gannon.edu


For questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, please contact hlthcoun@gannon.edu.


For other questions or comments, you may submit them on update.gannon.edu at https://www.gannon.edu/Questions-or-Comments/.