Student walks through central campus during springtime

COVID-19: Meeting the Challenge

Meeting the Challenge

In what will forever be a defining moment in each of our lives, Grinnellians rose to meet unprecedented challenges and changes together. It is now time to shift our focus to what is next.

Grinnell’s leadership, faculty, and staff are committed to providing the very best Grinnell educational opportunities possible for our students. Decisions about the coming academic year will require the creativity, compassion, and consideration for community that are the hallmarks of Grinnell College.

Testing Clinic Results

Dates Number Received Negative Positive Percent Positive Self-reported positive
results from other
test sites
Sept. 21-25 521 518 3 0.58% 2

Total since testing began (Aug. 24, 2020)

Number of Unique Individuals Tested Negative Positive Percent Positive Self-Reported
Positive Results
From Other Test
Sites*
556 550 6 1.08% 3
Photo of COVID-19 virus under microscope, public image from CDC

Interactive Tools

See the latest COVID-19 data for Iowa and the Grinnell area or use an interactive risk calculator to help you determine how risky various activities and their combination of factors might be.

Latest Updates

Weekly COVID-19 Testing Clinic Update: Sept. 28

For the week of Sept. 21, 2020, 521 unique students, faculty, and staff were tested. 518 were negative and 3 were positive, resulting in a 0.58% positivity rate.

Weekly COVID-19 Testing Clinic Update: Sept. 21

For the week of Sept. 14, 2020, 518 students, faculty, and staff were tested. Of the 518 tests, 517 were negative and one was positive, resulting in a 0.19% positivity rate.

Weekly COVID-19 Testing Clinic Update: Sept. 14

For the week of Sept. 7, 2020, 453 students, faculty, and staff were tested. Of the 453 tests, all 453 were negative and none were positive, resulting in a 0% positivity rate.
COVID-19: Meeting the Challenge

Building Resilience and Virtual Community

Grinnell College President Anne Harris describes the unique opportunities that the 2020-21 academic year could offer students who actively engage in this historic moment.

Still image from web conference, Schvalla Rivera

The On-Campus Grinnell Experience: Living and Learning in a Low Density Community

Online panel about the on-campus student experience during the first term of fall 2020, recorded July 23, 2020

Still image from web conference, Anne Harris

The Online Grinnell Experience: Living and Learning in a Virtual Community

Online panel about the remote-learning student experience during the first term of fall 2020, recorded July 23, 2020

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