Mandatory Campus-Wide Quarantine After College Reaches High Alert Level

By Jane Fitzpatrick, Assistant News Editor and Nicole DeJacimo, Content Producer

Gettysburg College is now at a high alert level and will enact a campus-wide quarantine starting at 10 PM tonight after 25 of 348 tests received this week came back positive, according to an email from Dean Ramsey. These protocols will be in place at least through the end of this week.

“It appears that most—but not all—of these positive cases relate to the previously identified clustered incidents,” Ramsey said, explaining that the college tested specific affinity groups and certain residence halls along with randomly selected students for surveillance testing. 

All students will be attending classes remotely and those who have not already been placed into quarantine will only be permitted to leave their rooms to use the restrooms, obtain their meals, and report for their assigned COVID-19 test appointments.  

The College advises all students to remain on campus and not return home unless necessary and to fill out this form if they choose to do so. In-person student employment will immediately cease until the end of the campus shutdown and working from home, if possible, is encouraged.

Students are encouraged to review the school’s  COVID-19 emotional wellness resources located on the college website. 

Questions may be directed by email to fallreturn@gettysburg.edu or the College phone bank: 717-337-8800 

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Author: Nicole DeJacimo

Nicole DeJacimo ‘22 is the content manager of The Gettysburgian and is a double major in Political Science and English. Outside of the Gettysburgian, Nicole is VP of Amnesty International and volunteers at Sherfy Garden. During her free time, Nicole enjoys singing, reading, going to Waldo's and having movie nights with her friends. She plans on moving to D.C. after college to work as a political speech writer.

Author: Jane Fitzpatrick

Jane Fitzpatrick '21 serves as Features Editor of The Gettysburgian. She is a Religious Studies major and Middle East & Islamic Studies minor.

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2 Comments

  1. Ok, I shall submit again.
    Go home, lay low, get the online credits.
    Didn’t we all know this was irrational, at great expense? Request refunds or advance credit.
    Crummy situation exacerbated by bad judgement of college administration.
    Time for Trustees to exercise actions of basic nature.
    The “community” has issues with which to deal in forthcoming manner.
    Good luck students and professors!

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  2. It doesn’t make sense that when there were only 5000 cases of Covid-19 in the country the whole country was closed down. Now with over 6 million cases every thing is open !!!!!!!!

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