Be safe this New Year's Eve and return healthy

Posted: December 31, 2021

Happy New Year, Gannon family.

We hope you’ve had a healthy and pleasant Christmas winter break.

We know there has been a lot of news of the continued challenges regarding COVID transmission and the Omicron variant these past couple of weeks. Some have reported into the health center that you have tested positive or are a close contact while away and have had questions about what to do next. Thank you for reaching out and we hope you are feeling well. 

We wanted to send a message welcoming you back to campus, as well as share some thoughts and information. First, happy New Year’s Eve. We encourage you to ring in the New Year and to do so in a safe setting. Crowded venues and gatherings have been a source of spread over the past few weeks, based on what’s been reported to us and in the news. 

Here are a few other reminders to help you as you prepare to return to school late next week or to work a little earlier:

Finally, we are aware of the new CDC guidelines regarding isolation and quarantine, and we are assessing how those might affect our protocols. At this point, we are maintaining the protocols and requirements we have been following this academic year. Stay tuned. As has been the case since March 2020, the approaches to mitigating this pandemic are always changing.

For now, we wish you the best, we also wish you a happy and healthy New Year, and we look forward to seeing you on campus soon.