Students Living in the Gettysburg Hotel Asked to Quarantine, Effective Immediately

Science Center (Photo Allyson Frantz/The Gettysburgian)

Science Center (Photo Allyson Frantz/The Gettysburgian)

By Anna Cincotta, Editor-in-Chief, and Gauri Mangala, Managing Editor

An initial review of the second round of baseline testing results from this week indicates that there may be a number of students in the Gettysburg Hotel who have been “impacted” by the virus, according to an email sent today by Julie Ramsey, Vice President of College Life and Dean of Students. All students currently residing in the hotel have been asked to quarantine, effective immediately. The college noted that this decision was made “out of an abundance of caution.”

Students living in the Hotel are only allowed to leave their rooms to “obtain food at the grab and go option at the hotel,” and they will be expected to eat meals in their rooms. Students will not be permitted to leave isolation for any other reason, including classes. The Office of Academic Advising has been notified of the affected students and will be contacting their professors about the evolving situation.

Facilities will be sanitizing common areas and the rooms of students who are“identified through [the] contact tracing process.” A contact tracer will interview students who have tested positive to identify other people who may be infected. Individuals have been asked to stay in their rooms until the sanitization process has been completed. 

The email also explains that there will be more information available soon regarding instructions for testing in the coming week, and that any students experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 “should be in contact directly with the Health Center.” 

Author: Gauri Mangala

Gauri Mangala '21 currently serves as the managing editor for the Gettysburgian. Gauri is originally from Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Aside from her work with the Gettysburgian, Gauri is the treasurer for the Owl and Nightingale Players. She is a double major in Theatre Arts and Anthropology.

Author: Anna Cincotta

Anna Cincotta ’21 serves as the editor-in-chief of The Gettysburgian, and is a political science major with a minor in peace and justice studies. She previously served as the opinions editor, and works on campus as a Peer Learning Associate and Research Assistant for the Political Science Department. If you see her in Commons, feel free to strike up a conversation about dogs or the most recent episode of “The Daily."

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