A change to our isolation policy

Posted: January 11, 2022

Gannon University has updated its policy regarding testing out of isolation as part of our ongoing effort to adapt our COVID-19 mitigation strategies and maintain the safety of our campus communities.

Click here or view the attached for the latest policy and process regarding COVID-19 exposure, testing and isolation.

Some updated guidelines for those who become infected with COVID-19 are as follows:

You must isolate regardless of your vaccination status or symptoms. Our nurses and/or our contact tracers will provide you a date when you can return to regular campus activities.

The length of isolation can be as long as 10 days. However, both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals now have a chance to “test out” of isolation on day five with a second “test-out” chance on day 7 if the first was positive. If you receive a negative test either time, you will be released from isolation. If you receive a positive test both times, you will need to isolate for 10 days and be released on day 11.

Students will have access to remote learning. This will be coordinated through the Health Center and Academic Affairs; however, students are responsible for communicating with their professors regarding their absence from class.

Erie students living in on-campus housing who test positive and cannot properly isolate from others will be moved to new accommodations set aside for isolation and will be looked after by members of our Care Team, who will arrange for meal delivery and other needs. The Care Team’s email is care@gannon.edu.

If you test positive outside of Gannon University’s testing program, report your illness to the Health Center via LiveSafe AND send a copy of your positive test result to hlthcoun@gannon.edu.

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