Spring semester return-to-campus plans outlined

As Goshen College students, faculty and staff prepare for the Spring 2022 semester, the Pandemic Task Force has outlined plans for a safe return to in-person learning amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and new, highly-contagious Omicron variant.

Here are the health and safety plans for beginning the spring semester:

  1. Mandatory return-to-campus COVID-19 testing for all students.
  2. Boosters are recommended for those who are eligible.
  3. Properly worn face masks are again required for all individuals in shared indoor public spaces on campus, regardless of vaccination status. Read the full policy for clarity around exceptions.
  4. GC is following CDC guidance regarding isolation and quarantine, which was updated last week and included significantly shortening their length. See the details here.
  5. Goshen College will take additional precautions regarding large campus gatherings at least during the month of January, and will seek to livestream as many public events as possible. Masks are required at all indoor campus events, including for all spectators and event staff at athletic competitions.
    • Public events with reserved seating will continue to require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result for admittance, in addition to the mask requirement.

>> Full details about campus COVID-19 management plans can be found here for the new semester.