Snapshots from a Pandemic Semester

Compiled by Mary Frasier, Photography Director, and Piper Mettenburg, Features Editor

We documented the various changes to campus since the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Here’s how life at Gettysburg looks during the spring 2021 semester, almost a year since the college halted in-person classes in March of 2020.

The statue of Reverend Parker B. Wagnild now dons a homemade facial covering. As part of the college’s COVID-19 action plan, all students must wear masks that cover their nose and mouth. Students can only remove their masks for specific reasons like eating meals or exercising outdoors alone. (Photo Mary Frasier/The Gettysburgian)

The statue of Reverend Parker B. Wagnild now dons a homemade facial covering. As part of the college’s COVID-19 action plan, all students must wear masks that cover their nose and mouth. Students can only remove their masks for specific reasons like eating meals or exercising outdoors alone. (Photo Mary Frasier/The Gettysburgian)

 

A sign directs students towards the accessible entrance for COVID-19 testing at Plank Gym. The college tests students twice a week as part of their updated health guidelines. Students who do not attend their COVID-19 tests are subject to sanctions outlined in the behavior rubric, and may include reassignment to remote study. (Photo Mary Frasier/The Gettysburgian)

A sign directs students towards the accessible entrance for COVID-19 testing at Plank Gym. The college tests students twice a week as part of their updated health guidelines. Students who do not attend their COVID-19 tests are subject to sanctions outlined in the behavior rubric, and may include reassignment to remote study. (Photo Mary Frasier/The Gettysburgian)

 

Rachel Wert ‘21, receives her COVID-19 test in Plank Gym on Saturday, February, 27th. Healthcare workers collect nasal swabs from students twice a week which the college transfers via plane to a lab in Memphis, Tennessee. The lab checks samples for COVID-19 using Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests. (Photo Mary Frasier/The Gettysburgian)

Rachel Wert ‘21, receives her COVID-19 test in Plank Gym on Saturday, February, 27th. Healthcare workers collect nasal swabs from students twice a week which the college transfers via plane to a lab in Memphis, Tennessee. The lab checks samples for COVID-19 using Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests. (Photo Mary Frasier/The Gettysburgian)

 

A sign in Glatfelter directs students to keep right while walking down the hallways. Signs like this encourage students to keep their distance from one another as they navigate through academic buildings. (Photo Mary Frasier/The Gettysburgian)

A sign in Glatfelter directs students to keep right while walking down the hallways. Signs like this encourage students to keep their distance from one another as they navigate through academic buildings. (Photo Mary Frasier/The Gettysburgian)

 

Signs and one way stickers in Bullet help students maintain their distance from others as they pick up their meals. (Photo Mary Frasier/The Gettysburgian)

Signs and one way stickers in Bullet help students maintain their distance from others as they pick up their meals. (Photo Mary Frasier/The Gettysburgian)

 

In an effort to give students more spaces to congregate, the College Union Building Ballroom has been transformed into an overflow seating area. Students gather here to drink coffee, eat dinner, and do work together. (Photo Mary Frasier/The Gettysburgian)

In an effort to give students more spaces to congregate, the College Union Building Ballroom has been transformed into an overflow seating area. Students gather here to drink coffee, eat dinner, and do work together. (Photo Mary Frasier/The Gettysburgian)

 

Hannah Lindert ‘22 works her shift at the CUB desk. Plastic dividers like the ones pictured above help are measures implemented with the goal of reducing the spread of COVID-19 on campus. (Photo Mary Frasier/The Gettysburgian)

Hannah Lindert ‘22 works her shift at the CUB desk. Plastic dividers like the ones pictured above help are measures implemented with the goal of reducing the spread of COVID-19 on campus. (Photo Mary Frasier/The Gettysburgian)

 

Daniel Janzow ‘21 does homework in the Junction. Despite the area’s reduced capacity, students still enjoy eating meals and doing work here. (Photo Mary Frasier/The Gettysburgian)

Daniel Janzow ‘21 does homework in the Junction. Despite the area’s reduced capacity, students still enjoy eating meals and doing work here. (Photo Mary Frasier/The Gettysburgian)

 

Rachel Wert ‘21 and Timothy Wilson ‘21 lounge in adirondack chairs on Stine Lake. In order to enforce social distance rules, the chairs are situated six feet apart from each other. (Photo Mary Frasier/The Gettysburgian)

Rachel Wert ‘21 and Timothy Wilson ‘21 lounge in adirondack chairs on Stine Lake. In order to enforce social distance rules, the chairs are situated six feet apart from each other. (Photo Mary Frasier/The Gettysburgian)

This photo story appeared on pages 14 through 17 of the March 16, 2021 edition of The Gettysburgian’s magazine.

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Author: Piper Mettenburg

Author: Mary Frasier

Mary Frasier '21 is the Director of Photography and writer for The Gettysburgian, primarily covering news. Mary is a Political Science and History double major with a Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies minor. In addition to The Gettysburgian, Mary is also the student assistant at the Civil War Institute, the ToDragma Reporter for Alpha Omicron Pi, a member of College Democrats, and a PLA for El Centro. Follow her on Instagram @maryfrasier98.

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