COVID Protocol adjustments: Urging and supporting healthy behaviors for our campus community

Posted: December 10, 2022

We will be making two adjustments to our COVID-19 protocols in the new year:

1 - Effective Jan. 1, 2023, we will no longer require isolation if you test positive for COVID-19, including at Gannon’s testing center. We are taking this step to encourage you to test for COVID and other illnesses that are circulating, including flu and RSV. We are finding that many have not or will not get tested in fear of being placed in isolation for five to 10 days. The sooner you know what ails you, the sooner you can be treated and the less likelihood you have of long-term complications.

This is not a green light to come to campus sick. Quite the opposite.

Our guiding rule remains that if you are sick, you should stay off campus – for your own well-being and out of respect for your classmates or colleagues.

You should report your illness through the LiveSafe app, which will connect you to one of our nurses. They will advise you on next steps.

We continue to provide free testing for COVID, and other diseases common in our community, at the University Services Building, 406 Peach St. To schedule a free test, email Because we are doing research related to COVID and its variants, we encourage you to test often. You can be tested for flu and RSV at our Health Center.

2 - In addition, we will only require vaccination for Gannon-sponsored travel if mandated by destination countries or partner organizations, whether international or domestic. Because ABST, Travel and most GIFT programs participants are already set for spring, this change might have little effect now, but we hope it assists you in your planning and facilitates participation in such opportunities in the future.

We wish you a safe and healthy Christmas season.

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