Very Low-Density Plans for Fall Term 1
Due to current trends in infection rates surging across the country, in Iowa and the I-80 corridor, the college is planning for a “very low-density” population on campus for the first fall term, and all classes will be offered remotely. The college will continue to evaluate density plans for subsequent terms based on trend data.
- Students: Current very low-density plans anticipate approximately 350 students approved to live in Grinnell in on- and off-campus arrangements. All students approved to live on- and off-campus in Grinnell will have limited access to campus spaces and will participate in a campus-wide testing protocol.
- Employees: With the very low-density approach, employees will be encouraged to continue working remotely if at all possible. Employees who directly serve students (or those spaces that support students) will likewise have limited access to campus spaces and will participate in a campus-wide testing protocol.
Community Life and College-Associated Activities and Spaces
Although public health concerns will always be paramount while the pandemic persists, Grinnell College is committed to supporting a dynamic campus life experience for those students in residence. The college values the importance of inspiration, respite, and connection as vital parts of community life. For this reason, the college encourages users of campus spaces to think about planning college-associated activities (remote and in-person) that can comply with public health guidelines. This guide will help you plan any college-associated activity or use of space to make it as easy as possible for you as a planner, and as safe as possible for participants.
Separately, while strong protocols will be in place on campus, community spread is active in Iowa. This means that it is important for all community members to consider their activities both on campus and in the broader community. This guide also provides helpful guidance for students and employees on how to engage with a wide range of personal activities as safely as possible.