New CDC, state guidance means changes at Gannon
Posted: December 11, 2020
Gannon University is altering some campus operations and changing our quarantine protocol in response to recent guidance and new orders from federal and state authorities.
The duration of quarantine will now be shorter per guidance issued by the CDC, state of Pennsylvania and the Erie County Department of Health. Quarantine will now be 10 days, as long as the individual is not experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19. Prior to this, we had followed CDC guidelines of 14-day quarantines.
In Florida, the state Department of Health is endorsing the change to 10-day quarantine. However, we are waiting on further clarification on whether certain health-care workers must still quarantine for 14 days.
New PA Restrictions
On Thursday, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced tighter restrictions that begin statewide this Saturday and end at 8 a.m. on Jan. 4.
Among those restrictions: indoor gathering limits are set at 10; gyms and other indoor entertainment facilities are to close; and restaurants are prohibited from sit-down dining. More information on this announcement can be read here.
In alignment with those orders, Gannon will implement the following:
- The Recreation & Wellness Center will be closed this Saturday through Jan. 4.
- Metz will continue to offer to-go options only at Doc’s Landing.
- The on-campus athletic recruiting event planned for this weekend has been canceled.
Erie Campus Operations
Because there are so few employees working on campus this week and next, we saw no reason to take any additional steps to reduce density.
In addition, other low-density campus operations like the Waldron Campus Center, Nash Library, the Press and Mailroom, and services like campus tours will continue operating as previously planned.
For an updated list of hours, click here.
Stay in touch
We will continue to keep everyone informed as events unfold. Continue to visit https://update.gannon.edu for our latest decisions and for resources to assist you.
If you have a question or a comment, you can submit it at https://www.gannon.edu/Questions-or-Comments/.