After prayerful discussion, the Administrative Committee has decided on several actions. We believe these are helpful preventative measures to limit risk related to COVID-19.
- We will not reopen campus after spring break until at least May 1.
- Classes scheduled for March 23-April 30 will be held digitally. Faculty will either have video lectures using Google Hangout or provide material some other way. For example, faculty members might use narrated PowerPoint presentations, provide lecture notes or use some other means to provide you with the content that would have been covered in class.
- Residence halls will remain open only for students who have prior approval from Student Affairs.
- Dining services will be suspended through spring break until at least May 1.
- Some student work positions are necessary for campus operations under these conditions. Work students should check with their supervisors to see if they are required to work during these extended days off.
- Students and employees should watch their email for updates.
Importantly, we will continue to monitor health for all campus community members.
If you develop COVID-19 symptoms (listed below) or have been exposed to a known case of COVID-19, follow the steps below immediately:
- Notify Student Affairs personnel immediately:
- If you are away from campus, you will not be permitted to return to campus until approved by Student Affairs to do so. Do not head back to campus until you are cleared by Student Affairs.
- Students on campus should follow Student Affairs instructions regarding isolation and quarantine.
- Follow Student Affairs staff’s instructions to be cleared to return to campus and/or resume normal activities.
Any absences you accrue because of this process will be excused, and faculty will work with you to continue to make progress in your classes.
COVID-19 Symptoms seen below may show up 2-14 days after exposure:
- Shortness of breath
Please see the CDC website for more in-depth information regarding prevention, symptoms, and recommendations regarding COVID-19.
We hope you will join us in praying for God’s help — not just for the GBSC community, but for those around the world who are struggling with illness, especially our brothers and sisters in places where healthcare resources are more limited. Our hope is in Him!