RETURN TO CAMPUS | COVID-19 GUIDELINES
The health and safety of our campus community is our top priority as we are closely monitoring the rapidly evolving information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its variants. We will continue to monitor changes surrounding local and federal mandates surrounding COVID-19. We appreciate your continued support and patience as we work through this unprecedented time. We provide information about Coronavirus (COVID-19), prevention measures you can take, and precautions that are being taken at Grambling State University.
Grambling State University Lifts Mask Mandate
Grambling State University will adhere to UL System guidelines and follow recommendations of state and local health officials as much as reasonably possible to continue to reduce the spread of COVID-19. To that end, all faculty, staff, students, and others present on campus are expected to follow the same guidelines and recommendations set by the UL System and state and local health officials. While subject to change, everyone is expected to adhere to the following:
- Face masks and coverings may be worn on campus but are not required.
- Students, faculty, and staff on campus should practice frequent handwashing.
- If you are feeling sick, have tested positive for COVID-19, or have been in direct contact with a person who has COVID-19, you should follow the University’s protocols found here.
- The mask policy and COVID-19 protocols remain for students or employees who have been exposed or tested positive for COVID-19. This includes the requirement that masks must be worn for five days following a COVID-related quarantine. Learn more about COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine protocols.
The university will continue to monitor COVID-19 rates and may, if necessary, reinstate the mask mandate on campus.
News Update: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Information and Resources
The health and safety of our campus community is our top priority as we are closely monitoring the rapidly evolving information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its variants. We will continue to monitor changes surrounding local and federal mandates surrounding COVID-19. We appreciate your continued support and patience as we work through this unprecedented time. We are dedicated to providing you information about Coronavirus (COVID-19), prevention measures, and precautions we are taking here at Grambling State University.
It is the responsibility of each person on campus to help maintain a healthy living and study environment and prevent the spread of COVID-19. The following recommendations from the University Louisiana System (ULS)), Louisiana Department of Health (LDH), State of Louisiana, and the current guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), students, faculty, and staff on campus Receipt of the COVID-19 vaccination and booster remains our most powerful tool to combat the pandemic. We strongly encourage students, faculty, and staff to provide a negativeCOVID-19 test to your supervisor 48 hours’ prior to returning to campus.
All planning conducted, decisions made, and actions taken by Grambling State University, collectively and individually, shall adhere to the following hierarchy of principles:
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Masks are not required indoors or outdoors, but are still encouraged. Individuals are encouraged to wear masks indoors no matter vaccination status. Based on a recent CDC study examining the effectiveness of face masks and respirators, individuals who have or live with those who have increased risk for severe disease or a weakened immune system should consider use of N95 or KN95 respirators for individual protection. Because COVID-19 continues to be a dynamic situation, an indoor mask mandate may be reinstated under the advice of public health experts. Additional masking guidance may be implemented at the university as warranted by local conditions.
Know the COVID-19 Community Level where you live
COVID-19 Community Levels are a tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data.
As a result of FDA approval, COVID-19 is now on the schedule of required immunizations for college students in Louisiana. Effective immediately, students must provide proof of vaccination to register as a student at courses at Grambling State University
Alternatively, students may provide one of the following:
Faculty and Staff
We strongly encourage faculty and staff members to get vaccinated or create a testing cadence as we continue to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
The Louisiana National Guard is also administering COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots
Covid-19 testing sites are available for students, faculty, and staff. According to CDC Covid-19, it is strongly recommended that unvaccinated individuals test twice a week in a substantial and high transmittal environment.
The following testing locations are available for the campus community.
Student Health Center
8am-5pm Monday-Thursday and Friday 8am-11am
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Grambling State University has a robust supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) for all staff, faculty, and students. As staff and students continue to engage in the on-campus experience, Facilities, Planning, and Management will distribute PPE and cleaning materials upon request.
Facilities Planning and Management have the following PPE items available for distribution:
Departments and areas should request COVID cleaning supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) by completing and submitting a Work Request through the Facilities iService Desk portal. Departments and areas can pick up your request at the Facilities Planning and Management Office.
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Campus Living and Housing
Move-in will require the following:
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Courses will be offered face-to-face, online, hybrid, and hyflex formats. In person, classes will employ social distancing and frequent cleaning. Please view the Spring class schedule via BannerWeb to see the list of available courses and options.
When visiting the Favrot Student Union, patrons will be required to complete a temperature check upon entry, and face coverings and physical distancing (6 feet minimum) will be required at all times. All visitors are expected to follow all posted COVID-19 signage and policies while in the facility. Congregation in lobbies, the computer lab, stairwell, or the front entrance of the union is prohibited.
Visitors and Vendors
We will continue to monitor changes surrounding local and federal mandates surrounding COVID-19. We appreciate your continued support and patience as we work through this unprecedented time.
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