There will be no weekly COVID-19 testing of students or employees, regardless of their vaccination status. Students may test at the Health Center if they are experiencing symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has contracted COVID-19. Please carefully review the College’s student COVID-19 Guidelines below in the event you test positive or are identified as a close contact.
Masking is not mandated. Any student or employee may continue to mask if they choose. We encourage all community members to be respectful of these individual judgments.
The College will work with students regarding a plan and determine when students can return to classes. Students who test positive must remain masked indoors at all times through Day 10 and should refrain from eating or drinking indoors with others.
There are no restrictions on student travel to and from campus.
Visitors to campus
Gettysburg College students are permitted to have non-Gettysburg guests on campus.
If you receive a positive test, you should notify Health Services by calling 717-337-4105.
You are expected to notify your close contacts.
You can return to class on the sixth day after your positive test if your symptoms are improving and you have been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications. (If you test positive on the 1st of the month, you can return on the 7th.)
You are expected to mask, both indoors and outdoors, for five days when you return to class. (If you return on the 7th, you will mask from the 7th through the 11th.)
We do not require a negative test to return.
A close contact is anyone with whom you were within six feet of for more than 15 minutes over a 24-hour period without masks beginning 48 hours prior to the onset of symptoms.
If one person is masked and the other is not, this is still a close contact.
Being up-to-date on your vaccines means that you have received all primary doses of the Covid-19 vaccine as well as a booster when eligible for a booster.
You are strongly encouraged to share your vaccination information with Health Services by uploading a copy of your card to your Student Patient Portal.
You are not required to notify Health Services if you are a close contact on or off campus.
Per CDC guidelines, if you are up-to-date on your vaccines and asymptomatic, you can remain on campus as long as you stay masked, both indoors and outdoors, for five days after your contact. You should test on the fifth day.
If you are up-to-date on your vaccines and symptomatic, CDC guidelines require that you stay home until your symptoms improve. You can return to classes if symptoms improve as long as you stay masked, both indoors and outdoors, for five days after your contact. You should test on the fifth day.
If you are not up-to-date on your vaccines, CDC guidelines require staying home for five days after your most recent contact. If you test negative on the fifth day, you can return to campus but should mask, both indoors and outdoors, for five more days.