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COVID-19 Planning and Resources

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Grinnellians bring a multiplicity of experiences and perspectives that will further our commitment to the open exchange of ideas and to exploring issues of purpose, responsibility, and integrity on campus and beyond. 

Latest Updates

Here you will find our updated COVID-19 plans and resources. Thank you for continuing to do your part to keep our campus safe.

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Fall 2022 COVID Planning

Here you will find our most recent update as we plan for the 2022-2023 academic year. 


As a precaution to help the College identify case trends on campus and to limit potential spread, high quality masks will be required indoors between Aug. 19 – Sept. 2.  This requirement applies to all students, faculty, staff, and visitors in all campus buildings/areas except for at the Marketplace or when alone in a closed room from Aug. 19 – Sept. 2. During this period, the Marketplace will be reserved for student dining only.  

Student Testing | Onboarding 

The College strongly encourages COVID-19 vaccinations and a booster for all students. There will be no mandatory testing for students on arrival. A PCR test kit will be made available to each student to use if they develop minor symptoms or are notified of a confirmed exposure. Additional PCR kits will be available from SHAW, Campus Safety, and the Office of Student Affairs. Students should follow the test kit instructions and put them in the drop box at the JRC Information desk, where the Test Iowa courier will pick them up. 

Link to Town Hall Recording for Parents/Students. Password: Grinnell2022Recording

Recent Communications

Fall 2022 COVID Planning

Updated COVID-19 plans and resources for the fall ’22 term.

Shift to Modified Green Activity Level Effective Tuesday, May 31

I write today to announce a shift to Modified Green Activity Level and provide updates to activities and mask requirements. Thank you for being so vigilant in response to increased case counts on campus this spring and for helping our students successfully complete the academic year. According to the CDC, the COVID-19 Community Level for Poweshiek County has now been downgraded to low, supporting this shift to Modified Green.

Health and Wellness Update: May 16, 2022

To accommodate the increased demand for PCR testing prior to international travel at the end of the semester, the courier schedule is 8 a.m. from Wednesday, May 18, through Sunday, May 22, and 10 a.m. from Monday, May 23, through Wednesday, May 25.

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