By Nicole DeJacimo, Managing Editor
This week, the Center for Public Service announced the cancellation of all winter break immersion trips, both domestic and international, due to a rise in COVID-19 cases.
In an email to the immersion trip students, Director of the Center for Public Service Jeff Rioux explained the concerns about the trip. “With significant increases in [the] risk of infection we also do not want to unnecessarily jeopardize the beginning of your Spring semester due to individual isolation or quarantine,” said Rioux.
The Eisenhower Institute also suspended all international travel until further notice, but as of now, has not canceled any domestic travel.
For any students who planned to move in early on campus before their travel can still do so, but must contact the Office of Residential & First-Year Programs by Jan. 3, 2022.
With cases of the Omicron variant spreading rapidly across the country, some colleges, like Harvard and UCLA, already decided to start the spring semester online. Other colleges, like Yale and Princeton, will require all students to get a booster over winter break before the spring semester. Gettysburg College has not made any announcements regarding the start to the spring semester.