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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: 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.

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