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Information for Alumni, Visitors, and Community

  • All Grinnell College buildings are closed to the public.
  • Anyone entering a campus building or public space must wear a face mask and shield and consistently practice physical distancing.
  • We have a contract with a private testing firm for initial and regularized COVID-19 testing for students, faculty, and staff who will be on campus this fall.
  • We are planning for a very low-density population on campus this fall.
  • Fall Term 1and 2 classes will be offered remotely.
  • Once on campus, students likely will be asked not to travel outside the local area unless it is an emergency.
  • Grinnell athletic teams will not compete against other colleges during the fall or winter seasons. 
  • Grinnell College Golf Course is closed and will plan to reopen in early 2021.

Latest Updates

Weekly COVID-19 Testing Clinic Update: Nov. 23

For the week of Nov. 16, 2020, 319 unique students were tested with 319 being negative and 0 positive resulting in a 0% positivity rate. A total of 254 faculty and staff were tested with 252 being negative and 2 positives resulting in a 0.79% positivity rate.

Weekly COVID-19 Testing Clinic Update: Nov. 16

For the week of Nov. 9, 2020, 316 unique students were tested with 316 being negative and 0 positive resulting in a 0% positivity rate. A total of 243 faculty and staff were tested with 240 being negative and 3 positives resulting in a 1.23% positivity rate.

Weekly COVID-19 Testing Clinic Update: Nov. 9

For the week of Nov. 2, 2020, 315 unique students were tested with 312 being negative and 3 positive resulting in a 0.95% positivity rate. A total of 242 faculty and staff were tested with 239 being negative and 3 positive resulting in a 1.24% positivity rate.

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