COVID-19 RESPONSE

Open with Classes On-Campus

REVISED (1/10/22) : A guide to our next semester

Posted: December 22, 2021

The university announced last week that it is delaying the start of in-person classes at our Erie and Ruskin campuses to Tuesday, Jan. 18. Any previously scheduled online courses will begin as planned on Monday, Jan. 10. The university has also shifted formal move-in to our residence halls by a week.

This announcement has resulted in some changes to our operations and schedule. We would like to provide this updated guide from what was previously shared in December to keep you informed of our newest framework for the upcoming spring semester.

KEY Spring 2022 semester dates

What you need to know if you are a RETURNING residential student

A key aspect of this delayed start is the intent to delay return of students to campus. Therefore, we are discouraging our returning residential students and those returning to Erie from out of town from moving back in advance of Jan. 15.
We understand some of you may have booked flights or made other plans that might be unmovable. We will of course be here to support you in any way that we can. Dining will also be open. However, if you are sick or having symptoms of COVID-19 or any illness, please stay home and report this via LiveSafe.

Contact the Office of Residence Life at reslife@gannon.edu if you cannot make these dates or times or for move-in questions.


Contact testappt@gannon.edu if you are unvaccinated and require COVID-19 testing or if you have questions about testing in general.


What you need to know if you are a Student-athlete

What you need to know if you are a NEW global student

KEY HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR PROTOCOLS

ABOUT VACCINES AND SURVEILLANCE TESTING

We want to know if you are vaccinated and if you have received a vaccine booster. This information helps guide our COVID-19 surveillance efforts and in monitoring health and safety on campus.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU’RE POSITIVE OR A CLOSE CONTACT

Some guidelines for those who become infected with COVID-19:

Some guidelines for those who are determined to be “close contacts” to a positive:

OUR LATEST TRAVEL ADVICE

GENERAL GUIDANCE

COVID-19 ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND TESTING

EMPLOYEE-SPECIFIC NOTICES

We would like to remind our employees of Gannon’s Flexible Work Arrangement policy. Those who wish to request a flexible work schedule or remote work should 1) discuss this with their supervisor, 2) review the FWA policy, and 3) complete an FWA request. These are both located on the HR website.
Supervisors and employees can determine what works best for them in their offices – that is, they can continue practices that might have worked: plexiglass and Zoom meetings, for instance – and that have use going forward.


In-person staff meetings can be held, but alternative participation methods should be considered and offered to accommodate employees who may not be comfortable or are unvaccinated.


A FINAL REMINDER …

Whether student, staff or faculty: If you are sick or having symptoms of COVID-19 or any illness, please stay home and report your symptoms via LiveSafe. This was a good practice in the past academic year, and it will continue to serve us well.

STAY IN TOUCH

We will continue to send messages to your email and will post them at update.gannon.edu.

If you have a question or a comment, you can submit it at https://www.gannon.edu/Questions-or-Comments/.