Current restrictions for students on campus

All-student quarantine has been lifted

Update September 14, 2020: The all-student quarantine has been lifted for students within the residential cohort who have received a negative COVID-19 test. Mask and physical distancing protocols remain in effect. The College’s alert level is at Moderate Alert.

New testing protocols:

  • Regular testing will occur among the residential cohort each week on Mondays and Tuesdays. You will be notified by Residence Life with details for each round of testing.
  • At this time, the College does not plan to require quarantine after testing begins on Monday. This will be evaluated regularly based upon test results, compliance with the Student Health Agreement, regular monitoring/reporting of health checks through Medicat, etc. You will be updated if there are any changes to the status of campus life in relation to quarantine or limited outside hours.

Mask and face covering reminders:

  • When inside: After we relocate the students remaining on campus as part of the residential cohort, you can visit with others in their rooms as long as everyone is masked and distanced in the room. If you and your friends want to gather, you are permitted to do so while following mask and physical distancing protocols. Some individual rooms may not allow for more than two or three students, so you may want to consider gathering outside.
  • When outside: While the weather is still nice, we encourage students to get outside to gather in open grassy areas or the tents, when not in class session. As with inside, masks and physical distancing are required. If you are exercising – running, playing tennis, etc, masks are not required. However, you should carry one with you in the event that you are not able to maintain 6 feet of distance, and put it back on when you stop exercising.
  • When eating and gathering: Eating is an exception to wearing masks/face coverings. However, it is an exception ONLY when eating. As you gather with friends to eat meals, remember you should keep the mask on until you are eating and then put it back on when you are done eating. This is also a reminder that when you gather to eat, you should be at least 6 feet apart (ie, in circles outside on the grass), not any closer. Please note the signs on each table at dining locations which indicate the number of people who can sit in a certain area.

Read our full mask and physical distancing policy.

Updates

We will provide more information in the coming days. Questions can be directed to fallreturn@gettysburg.edu. We ask for your patience in response during this time.