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RETURN TO CAMPUS | COVID-19 GUIDELINES

UPDATE | AUGUST 23, 2021

Effective August 23, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted full approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for people age 16 and over. Since December of 2020, the Pfizer vaccine has been available through Emergency Use Authorization, and more than 200 million doses have been administered in the U.S. alone.  

The University of Louisiana System previously requested that the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH), upon full approval by the FDA, add COVID-19 to the schedule of required immunizations for students at Grambling State University and other UL System institutions. LDH granted this request.  

As a result of FDA approval, COVID-19 is now on the schedule of required immunizations for college students in Louisiana. 

Accordingly, all students are encouraged to be vaccinated for COVID-19 as soon as possible. Documentation of immunization against COVID-19  must be provided prior to November 22, 2021 to register for the spring semester and all terms moving forward. Alternatively, students may provide one of the following: 1) documentation from a physician of medical contraindication for the vaccine, or 2) written dissent for taking the vaccine

To submit your information, please fax it to (318) 274-2481 or bring it to the health center located at the old high school on Williams street and Central avenue. View on Google maps

The prevailing science tells us our return to normalcy depends on minimizing the impact of COVID-19 in our communities. The available vaccines help to prevent infection—lessening the spread of the virus, and provide remarkable protection against severe disease—reducing the strain on our healthcare infrastructure. To date, hundreds of millions of doses of the current COVID-19 vaccines have been administered and have proven to be safe and effective.

If you have any questions, please send them to protecttheg@gram.edu.


CAMPUS OVERVIEW

Masks

Masks must be worn in all public indoor spaces. They will not be required when outdoors.

Vaccinations

Vaccination is strongly encouraged but is not required for return to campus in the fall. Effective immediately, students must provide proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 to register for the Spring 2022 semester and all terms moving forward.  Alternatively, students may provide one of the following: 1) documentation from a physician of medical contraindication for the vaccine, or 2) a written dissent for taking the vaccine. Please visit the CDC website to find a  vaccine location near you.

Campus Living and Housing

Move in will be staggered to reduce traffic and large gatherings. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test is required. For more information, please email gsuhousing@gram.edu

Classes

Courses will be offered in face-to-face, online, hybrid and hyflex formats. In person classes will employ social distancing and frequent cleaning. Please view the Fall class schedule via BannerWeb to see the list of available courses and options. 

Student Union

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 front entrance of the union is prohibited. 

Visitors and Vendors

Daily check-in hours: 7:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

  • All Visitors and Vendors must check-in using the Self-Check-in portal COVID-19 Grambling State University Visitors Self Check , and complete a temperature check at Campus Police.
  • Visitors and Vendors are required to wear masks indoors at all Grambling State Buildings. 
  • If the visitor or vendor does not have a face covering, one will be provided.
  • Maintain physical distancing of six feet whenever possible.
  • Clean your hands often, with either soap and water for 20 seconds or a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Please remember cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Clean frequently touched objects and surfaces daily. If someone is sick or has tested positive for COVID-19, disinfect frequently touched surfaces.

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. All planning conducted, decisions made, and actions taken by UL System institutions, collectively and individually, shall adhere to the following hierarchy of principles:

  1. The health and safety of students, faculty, staff, and our communities are paramount.
  2. The continuity of learning and research must be maintained, adapting to fulfill Principle 1 as appropriate and necessary.
  3. The financial health and viability of the enterprise must be protected and are dependent upon the fulfillment of Principles 1 and 2.
  4. The social, emotional, and economic welfare of our communities must be considered and are dependent upon the fulfillment of Principles 1, 2, and 3.

If you have any questions, please send them to protecttheg@gram.edu.