Current COVID Protocols

Posted: August 4, 2022


COVID-19 remains a public health concern and we are continuing to track its presence on our campuses and in our adjacent communities. If community transmission rates return to high levels and severity of the illness rises, we will reevaluate and adjust as we have over the past few years in our management of this disease.

Here is an at-a-glance reminder of our protocols:

As always, for any questions or concerns, visit:



The LiveSafe app will still be used as the main source to notify the Health Center of any illness. Employees and students (including those completing off-campus clinicals or other placements) should use LiveSafe to report symptoms or positive COVID-19 test results. LiveSafe is no longer required to enter classes. However, we recommend using it daily for physical and mental health screening as a resource to connect you or peers with our Health and Counseling Center for any concerns.

COVID-19 Testing 

Making testing available on campus has been a vital resource in our mitigation and safety efforts throughout the pandemic, and this will continue.

Testing availability for the Ruskin campus will be shared soon. 

The current on-campus testing schedule on the Erie campus is as follows:
M-F from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Tests can be obtained, completed off campus as well. We encourage keeping home test kits readily available for when you experience symptoms or have known exposure to a positive case. Positive home test results can be reported via LiveSafe to notify the Health Center. Please write your name and the date and time the test was completed on your test result in marker.   

COVID-19 Vaccination

We continue to promote vaccination. Vaccinations are the best way to protect yourself and our campus communities. Unvaccinated students and employees who can receive the COVID-19 vaccine are strongly encouraged to do so. 

Those who are vaccinated are asked to please upload an image of your vaccination to assist our COVID response team with contact tracing efforts and processing any future LiveSafe reports you submit. This information helps guide our mitigation efforts and monitor health and safety on campus.

Want to receive the vaccine, but unsure where to go, Click here to view the Florida Vaccine Finder. Click here  to view the Pennsylvania Vaccine Finder. 


Incoming International Travel 

Effective June 12, 2022, the CDC rescinded its requirement for passengers traveling via air into the U.S. from a foreign country to provide a negative COVID-19 test or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 prior to boarding a flight. This ruling will be reconsidered 90 days after the current rule was issued. 

Outbound International Travel 

Anyone traveling on a Gannon-sponsored international trip is required to be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. Some domestic travel may require this as well and will vary by program. We will also test all travelers in advance of their trip.

In addition …

These protocols and reminders serve as a reflection of Gannon’s current COVID-19 guidelines as of today. These continue to be assessed and updated to reflect the latest guidance from CDC and other federal, state and local entities to best align the institution’s practices. Changes to these policies will be communicated via email and shared at as they arise.

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