Students can use this page to keep them abreast of new processes/information as the college breaks for winter and reopens for the 2021 spring semester.
2020 Winter Break:
With only 6 days of in-person classes remaining, many of you are making your plans to leave Greensboro College for the remainder of 2020 and the winter break.
As we see a record number of COVID cases and hospitalizations in North Carolina, we are reminded it is the responsibility of ALL of us to protect each other, our community, and vulnerable family members at home.
Please do everything you can to minimize your exposure over the remainder of the semester. Keep following our Pride in Prevention guidelines — wear a face covering, social distance, and wash your hands frequently. In addition, here are a few important reminders:
- Please get tested before you leave campus. The College will offer free, rapid results, COVID testing for students who do not have symptoms and are not currently in quarantine.
- Tuesday, Nov. 17 – 10:30 am – 12:30 p.m., tents on the patio near Greensboro/Hill hall
- Wednesday, Nov. 18 – 12:30 – 2:30 p.m., tents on the patio near Greensboro/Hill hall
- Thursday, Nov. 19 – 12:30 – 2:30 p.m., tents on the patio near Greensboro/Hill hall
- Monday, Nov. 23 – 10:30 am – 12:30 p.m., tents on the patio near Greensboro/Hill hall
- Tuesday, Nov. 24 – 10:30 am – 12:30 p.m., tents on the patio near Greensboro/Hill hall
- Remember, a COVID-19 test only shows you your results from that particular day and time of being tested. If you test negative prior to Winter Break but begin to display symptoms while you are home, you should contact your healthcare provider to get tested again.
- If you develop symptoms at any point before you leave campus, contact Student Health Services to discuss options.
- Symptomatic students or those unavailable at the above times can arrange testing by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- FLU SHOTS:
- Get a flu shot! This year, more than ever, it is important to take every precaution, not only against COVID-19, but other seasonal viruses. Email email@example.com to set-up an appointment at the Health Center. It’s free and easy.
- If you are traveling out of state, be sure you’re aware of any travel restrictions that your destination may have in place (e.g., some states are requiring quarantine periods, etc.) Plan ahead, so you can get to where you are going, and understand what rules may exist related to your return.
- Prepare to travel safely. If you are using commercial transportation (e.g., planes, trains, buses), be sure you have a supply of face coverings and hand sanitizer. Take disinfecting wipes so you can wipe down the surfaces around you. Plan to make as few stops as possible. Consider packing food if you have a long drive so you don’t have to stop to eat.
- Individuals who are ill should not travel.
- WHILE YOU ARE AWAY:
- Once you arrive at your destination, use caution for the first 14 days. Remember that you may have been exposed during your last days on campus or while traveling.
- Strongly consider physically distancing from family and friends (particularly anyone who is high-risk); avoid close contact (e.g., hugging and shaking hands). Consider wearing a face-covering while in common areas in your home and keep washing your hands frequently.
- Do not go to large indoor social gatherings. We know this is difficult, but remember the virus does not know that these are the holidays, and it will continue to spread and endanger you and those around you if you are not cautious and aware.
- RETURNING FOR SPRING SEMESTER:
- All Students, Faculty, and Staff will be required to have a negative COVID test result dated within one week of their return to campus prior to moving into the halls or attending classes.
- Residential students may begin returning on Monday, January 18. Spring semester classes begin January 20.
- Additional directions for identifying testing locations and documenting your results will be emailed to you.