Weekly COVID-19 Update, Aug. 30, 2021

August 31, 2021

Dear Grinnellians,

We are proud of the commitment our students, faculty, and staff are making every day to prevent the Covid-19 virus transmission. 

COVID Protocols for Faculty, Staff, and Students

Follow this link for faculty and staff guidance and protocols for employees who test positive for COVID-19, who have been exposed to a person who has tested positive, or who have a household member who has tested positive. Follow this link for Student guidance and protocols for Students with COVID-19 symptoms or exposure.


The College is working on developing a supply of (at) home tests to provide to employees. SHAW has put together a list of off-campus COVID-19 testing options that are available to faculty, staff and students. Students who are symptomatic or have been exposed to COVID-19 should call SHAW for directions at 641-269-3230. 

COVID Planning Town Hall for Faculty and Staff 

Faculty and staff are invited to a virtual COVID Planning Town Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 1 from noon to 1 p.m. We invite you to join and learn more about on-campus prevention measures, testing, campus protocols, and to hear from our University Iowa epidemiology and infectious disease consultants, HR Vice President Jana Grimes, as well as Superintendent Dr. Janet Stutz. Please submit any questions you have in advance to Heather Cox.

COVID Planning Town Hall for Students

A date and time are being determined for a virtual town hall for students to learn from our University of Iowa experts and ask questions related to COVID planning and on-campus precautions.

Campus Activity Level at Modified Blue

We are at a modified Blue campus activity level in light of the health conditions presented by the COVID-19 delta variant. Our campus activity level system provides overall guidance for life and work at Grinnell based on our community health conditions.

Concerned About Those Who Increase Risk Due to Non-Compliance? 

Be an active participant in helping keep our community safe! If you observe a PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) or other public health policy non-compliance issue you can address it directly with that individual. If you feel uncomfortable doing so Grinnell College urges you to utilize EthicsPoint to anonymously report observed PPE or other public health policy non-compliance issues.

President’s Town Hall Recording from Aug. 19, 2021 

To Your Health,

Terry W. Mason, Ph.D.
Dean for Health and Wellness

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