COVID-19: Returning to Campus Plans and Updates

With the health, safety and well-being of all members of the Goshen College community, our broader community and the world being our highest priority, the college continues to closely monitor the risks of the COVID-19 pandemic to our students, faculty and staff. This website will be updated regularly to reflect new developments.

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Goshen College’s Fall 2020 COVID-19 Plan:
 Fostering a Culture of Common Good, Kindness, Trust and Learning

  1. Introduction, by President Stoltzfus
    • Guiding Framework and Reopening Stages
    • Goals
    • Culture
  2. Goshen College COVID Pledge
    • Compliance
  3. Prevention: Health and Safety
    • Personal Responsibilities: The Big Four
      • 1. Daily Self-Screening Checklist
      • 2. Hand Hygiene
      • 3. Physical Distancing
      • 4. Wear a Face Covering
    • Personal Responsibilities: In Addition to the Big Four
    • GC Operational Responsibilities
  4. What to Do If You Have COVID-19 Symptoms
    • If Your COVID-19 Test Result is Positive
    • If Your COVID-19 Test Result is Negative
    • Preventing Further Infections through Contact Tracing, Quarantine and Disinfection
    • COVID-19 Testing
    • Contact Tracing
    • Quarantine and Isolation
  5. Academics
    • Streamlined Fall Academic Calendar
    • Flexible Teaching Formats
    • Remote Learning and Academic Supports
    • Faculty Prep and Training for Online and Remote Learning
    • Music
    • Theater
    • Off-Campus Internships, Clinicals
    • Good Library
    • Convocations and Chapel
    • International Education
    • Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center
  6. Student Life
    • Residence Life
    • Safe Dining
    • Athletics
    • International Students
    • Health Services
  7. Operations
    • Admissions
    • Financial Aid & Accounting
    • Events and Performances
    • Information Technology Services (ITS)
  8. Employees and Their Workplace
    • Standard Precautions When Working on Campus
    • Working Remotely
    • Office Reopening Plans
    • Professional Travel Off Campus
    • COVID-Related Benefits

Goshen College COVID-Related Policies and Guidance

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External Resources

  • Current Indiana COVID-19 data

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 information and resources

  • Open Offices and Hours

    Consult for clarity about which offices are open to the public, how to schedule appointments and their hours of operation.

    COVID-19 testing site: There is a COVID-19 Mobile Testing Site on campus. It is run by Maple City Health Care Center and is located in the College Mennonite Church parking lot. It is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (last appointment at 4:45 p.m.) and closed 12-1 p.m. for lunch (no appointment required, 15 minutes for results, drive-in). For more information, contact: Maple City Health Care Center (574-534-3300,

    Contact our Pandemic Task Force (PTF)

    Contact us:

    Pandemic Task Force Members:

      • Dr. Gilberto Perez, Jr., vice president for student life (chair)
      • Kevin Miller, BSN, MPH, major gift officer (lead campus contact tracer and PTF coordinator)
      • Dr. Rebecca Stoltzfus, president
      • Jodi Beyeler, vice president for communication and people strategy
      • Dr. Beth Martin Birky, associate academic dean
      • Cynthia Good Kaufmann, interim director of facilities and director of events
      • Wesley Beck, a sophomore chemistry and secondary education major from Goshen
      • Eden George, a senior psychology major from Bangalore, India
      • Ronit Goswami, a junior exercise science major from Goshen
      • Katja Norton, a senior nursing major from Goshen