Gannon implementing updated procedures for students, faculty and staff
Posted: March 4, 2020
As we continue to monitor developments regarding the coronavirus, Gannon University has decided to implement updated procedures for students, faculty and staff who have traveled to locations with a health notice of level three or higher according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Any student or employee returning to the U.S. from a location with a CDC travel health notice of level 3 or higher must self-quarantine for 14 days prior to returning to Gannon's Erie or Ruskin campuses.
We ask that individuals who should self-quarantine please complete this brief form so that the appropriate Gannon contacts can assist you with academic and other accommodations that may be needed during the 14-day quarantine.
Who should self-quarantine?
- Any student, faculty or staff member who has traveled to a location with a CDC health notice of level 3 or higher. Currently, those locations include: China, Italy, South Korea and Iran.
- Any student, faculty or staff member who has been in direct contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 coronavirus.
What should I do if I have to self-quarantine?
- Complete this brief form to notify the appropriate Gannon contacts to assist you with the proper academic and other accommodations.
- Students or employees returning from a location with a level 3 health notice must return to their off-campus residence as a preventative health measure for themselves and others on campus.
- If you are able, redirect your travels to return directly to your off-campus residence, minimizing risks to yourself and others with stops to various locations before beginning self-quarantine.
- Continue to practice preventative health behaviors.
- Continue to monitor for symptoms. If you experience symptoms, contact your primary health care provider.
What should I do after the self-quarantine time period is over?
- Gannon's Health Center will be in contact to assist with communicating next steps.
Gannon University is dedicated to the health and well-being of all our students, faculty and staff. While it is important we take such precautions for the health of our Gannon community members, it is also important we each are informed on the facts surrounding the coronavirus to help reduce any associated fear or stigmas toward affected communities or returning travelers. Gannon University will not tolerate acts of discrimination or harassment toward any community member whose home country is affected by the coronavirus or who is completing a self-quarantine after returning from foreign travel.
The University will continue to follow the guidelines and protocols of the CDC and U.S. State Department to maintain the well-being of our Gannon community. We will continue to communicate updates as new and related information or policy developments occur.