COVID-19 Monitoring and Planning

A monitoring and planning group representing key areas on campus including academics, student affairs, health and wellness, emergency preparedness, facilities management, dining, and communications has been meeting regularly to monitor coronavirus developments and plan for the potential impact on Grinnell. To provide accurate information and raise awareness about COVID-19, a Grinnell coronavirus response website has been set up. Questions or comments about the College’s coronavirus response can be submitted via a qualtrix form. Please note: this form is for non-emergency communications only; individuals seeking urgent care or assistance should call Campus Security at 641-269-4600 or call “911.”

Members of this monitoring and planning group are staying current with recommendations from the following expert sources: the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. State Department, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), State Medical Director and Epidemiologist Dr. Caitlin Pedati, Unity Point Health–Grinnell Director of Public Health and Wellness Shauna Callaway, and Grinnell College Medical Director Dr. Laura Ferguson.

The situation is changing rapidly both globally and nationally. For the most up-to-date information, the College will rely on the WHO, the CDC, and the Iowa Department of Public Health. Following are updated fact sheets prepared by the CDC.


WHO: World Health Organization

CDC: Coronavirus Situation Summary website

CDC: “What you need to know about coronavirus disease 2019” fact sheet

IDPH: “COVID-19 Guidance: Colleges and Universities”

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