Grove City College response to COVID-19 (coronavirus)

 

May 11, 2020

College prepares for return to classes on Aug. 24

Grove City College will open for the fall semester on Monday, August 24 with protocols in place to help protect the health and safety of students, employees and the larger community in light of the coronavirus pandemic, President Paul J. McNulty ’80 announced on May 11.
 
The President has appointed a  cross-disciplinary Fall Return Planning Committee comprised of administrators, faculty and staff currently working on identifying and addressing key campus and community concerns alongside proposed actions required for inclusion in a comprehensive plan that ensures an excellent academic and residential experience in the fall. Best practices involving testing, contact tracing, monitoring, social distancing, separation and enhanced cleaning are now under review for inclusion in this plan which will serve to support the College’s core functions including academic affairs, student activities, athletics, dining and residence halls, career services and more.  
 
Please continue to check back for additional updates as they become available.

 

Messaging to the campus community

Campus visits suspended

To proactively prioritize the safety of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors during this time, we are suspending all campus visits until further notice. If you would like to take advantage of our virtual visit options, please schedule here or contact our admissions team at visit@gcc.edu or 724-458-2100. Thank you. We are sorry for the inconvenience and we are looking forward to seeing you when this crisis is behind all of us.

 

Zerbe Health Center

Grove City College is taking proactive steps to maintain the safety and well-being of the campus community in response to coronavirus concerns.

A COVID-19 task force consisting of leadership team members and health professionals has developed an ongoing action plan to manage coronavirus contingencies in concert with guidance and mandates from the Centers for Disease Control and the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

The plan sets forth protocols to monitor and mitigate the impact of the virus on campus if any, and support students, faculty and staff in our collective efforts to combat this virus. The Zerbe Health and Wellness Center is monitoring all available information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the Pennsylvania Department of Health and other agencies.

The College has established an aggressive and increased cleaning schedule to make sure high-traffic areas of campus are being disinfected. Additional sanitizer stations have been set up at key locations on campus and the College is urging all members of the campus community to heed CDC guidelines on hygiene.

Students who display respiratory or flu-like symptoms are encouraged to remain in their room and contact Zerbe Health and Wellness Center. Likewise, employees are advised to stay home and contact their health care provider immediately.

Updates will be posted here as they become available.

Keeping Yourself Healthy

Prepare now by helping to prevent spread of COVID-19. Individuals can lower the risk of transmission by consistently practicing simple, everyday non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs):

  • Stay home when you are sick or avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Wash hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available
  • Ensure regular cleaning of frequently touched surfaces and objects
  • Be prepared and informed
  • Familiarize yourself with the list of approved disinfectants for COVID-19.
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