Health and Wellness Update: May 16, 2022
On-Campus COVID-19 Updates
Test Iowa Courier End of Semester Updates
To accommodate the increased demand for PCR testing prior to international travel at the end of the semester, the courier schedule from Wednesday, May 18, through Wednesday, May 25, is as follows:
- Wednesday, May 18, through Sunday, May 22, 8 a.m.
- Monday, May 23, through Wednesday, May 25, 10 a.m.
The courier will resume the regular schedule on Thursday, May 26. There will not be a courier on Memorial Day
Number of students
These numbers are up-to-date as of 9 a.m. 5/16. The dashboard numbers may be delayed by a few hours.
*Isolation separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick.
**Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of unvaccinated or under-vaccinated people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick.
Campus cases have improved over the last week but continue to fluctuate. Masking indoors and restrictions on indoor eating remain in place while the campus is in Activity Level Modified Blue.
Proposals for events that involve people eating together indoors should be submitted to the Proposal Review Committee for guidance on COVID protocols and assistance with developing alternate plans as needed. Proposals are not required for events that can be held indoors while masked or outdoors.
End of Semester Travel and COVID-19 Testing
As you are planning your travels this summer, remember that different airlines and destinations have different COVID-19 requirements. As a reminder, SHAW does not offer same-day PCR testing.
Students should plan their testing around the College-provided Test Iowa PCR tests. If rapid antigen tests are acceptable, these can be done at the walk-in clinic with results accessible via the portal.
Students in need of help with specific testing can contact SHAW for more information or guidance.
View a list of testing options for faculty, staff, and students. Students experiencing mild symptoms can visit the SHAW walk-in clinic Monday–Friday, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Those with more severe symptoms should contact SHAW, 641-269-3230, to schedule an appointment. After hours, contact Campus Safety.
Free Test Iowa PCR Test Kits are available on campus. Students may pick up kits from Student Affairs or Campus Safety. Employees may pick up kits from human resources, Campus Safety, or the Dean’s office. The dropbox for completed tests is located at the Rosenfield Center information desk.
- Grinnell College COVID-19 Dashboard
- CDC — Know Your COVID-19 Community Level
- Resources for COVID-19 Test Availability
To your health,
Terry W. Mason, Ph.D.
Dean for Health and Wellness