Two cases of COVID-19 have now been reported in Florida

Posted: March 2, 2020

As developments with the coronavirus continue, we would like to inform you of the following update:

According to the Florida Department of Health, two cases of coronavirus have now been reported in Florida in Hillsborough and Manatee Counties. Although these cases are not connected to our Gannon campuses, we want to update the University on the development in this location. At this time, there are no cases at our Ruskin, Florida or Erie campuses.    

We are continuing to monitor the cases in Florida and all locations in which we have students studying abroad and have current students, faculty and staff traveling for ABST and GIFT programming over spring break.

The University will follow the guidelines and protocols of the U.S. State Department and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as needed to maintain the well-being of our Gannon community. We will continue to communicate as new and related information or policy developments occur.

For the most up-to-date information about COVID-19, visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

To best ensure your continued health and well-being, we urge the Gannon community to follow the illness prevention and travel precautions being issued by the CDC, including: 

Gannon University has also taken several preventative measures and steps in response and to prepare for possible further spread of the virus, including:

The safety and well-being of all our Gannon community members is our utmost priority. We will continue to assess and plan to uphold this, communicating updates accordingly.