Official messages about the 2020–21 academic year

Emails, town halls, and video messages since January 2020

The College has required all students, given the congregate setting for which they live and learn, to be vaccinated for the 2021-22 academic year. Employees are highly encouraged to likewise be vaccinated for COVID-19. Gettysburg College is monitoring the pandemic closely and remains in discussion with our medical consultants about fall semester plans.

An archive of official Gettysburg College email messages relating to COVID-19.

October

COVID-19 campus update for October 6, 2021
Gettysburg College is updating the indoor masking policy, and visitor policy, and providing guidance for Family Weekend and Fall Break.

September

COVID-19 Campus Update for September 15, 2021
Anne Ehrlich, VP for College Life and Dean of Students, and Jen Lucas, Executive Director of Human Resources, update the campus community on its COVID-19 status, testing protocols, mask wearing, and upcoming special events.
COVID-19 update for September 8, 2021
Anne Ehrlich, VP for College Life and Dean of Students, and Jen Lucas, Executive Director of Human Resources, update the campus community about COVID-19 policies and campus trends.
COVID-19 campus update - September 1, 2021
Anne Ehrlich, Vice President for College Life and Dean of Students, and Jen Lucas, Executive Director of Human Resources, update the campus community about COVID-19 testing and COVID-19 policies.

August

Wednesday, September 1: Vaccination clinic on campus - August 30, 2021
Jennifer Lucas, Executive Director of the Human Resources Office, informs employees of a vaccination clinic on campus on Wednesday, September 1. Qualifying students also received a similar announcement from College Life.
Faculty and Staff Update - August 24, 2021
Jen Lucas, Executive Director of Human Resources, updates employees about important COVID-19 mitigation strategies.
Fall Updates for Class of 2024 - August 23, 2021
The Class of 2024 Officers update students about the welcome back gathering, first-year walk, and class of 2024 advisory group.
COVID-19 Update: Interim policy changes - August 19, 2021
Anne Ehrlich, Vice President for College Life and Dean of Students, and Chris Zappe, Provost, update students and employees on policies regarding indoor masking, testing, and visitors.
Missing documentation for COVID-19 vaccine requirement - August 11, 2021
Jeff Foster, AVP for College Life, sent a reminder notification to all students who have yet to submit their required vaccination record for the 2021–22 academic year. For those students who have not received a College-approved exemption, he outlines steps to submit the record and consequences for non-compliance.
Fall semester policies and protocols - August 4, 2021
Anne Ehrlich, VP for College Life and Dean of Students, welcomes students to campus and provides preparation tips and updates on COVID-19 policies for the fall semester.