December 15 COVID-19 Updates 


Governors State Community,

With the holidays fast approaching, the Emergency Response Team (ERT) would like to remind you of the most important gift of all this season – your health.


As the year comes to a close, we must all continue to maintain good safety practices by following the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). When you leave your home, wear a face coveringpractice social distancing of at least six feet, and maintain good hygiene by properly washing your hands


In the event you experience symptoms or have had close contact with someone who has a lab-confirmed or presumptive COVID-19 diagnosis, stay home, separate yourself from others, monitor your health, and follow directions from your healthcare provider and state and local health departments. Read more about Will County Health Department’s current COVID-19 exposure quarantine guidelines adapted from the IDPH. If you have been on campus within 14 days of a positive test, symptom onset, or exposure, please complete the COVID-19 self-reporting form. This information will be used to provide individuals with guidance on what they should do next and to help the ERT assess risk to the campus community and deploy appropriate resources.


As always, for the most current information regarding GSU’s response to COVID-19 please consult https://www.govst.edu/COVID-19/.


We wish you happiness and health this holiday season and into the New Year!


Thank you, and stay well,


Mushtaq Choudhary and Carolyn Johnson
Co-Chairs, Emergency Response Team


December 1 COVID-19 Updates


All courses will be conducted remotely for the remainder of the fall semester.

Employees who can work remotely are urged to do so.

Accordingly, please note the updated dining service hours for the remainder of the fall 2020 Term:
Jaguar Dining Center will be closed beginning Wednesday, November 25, 2020 through January 18, 2021. The Jaguar Dining Center will reopen Tuesday, January 19, 2021 and Spring semester hours will be posted closer to that time.


COVID-19 Testing on Wednesdays


Will County Health Department (WCHD) will provide voluntary COVID-19 testing for students and employees from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., every Wednesday at the Governors State University campus.

Testing will be outdoors in the parking lot of the Hantack Grants House. (There will be no testing inside any GSU buildings.). Additionally, those taking tests, must call WCHD at 815-727-8670 to schedule an appointment. Testing will be limited to 60 people.

 

Dr. Green Announces Governors State's Operational Plan for Spring 2021

        

I am writing today to announce the GSU operational plan for Spring 2021.

We are all aware that the pandemic continues to affect our communities, the state, and the nation. We have no assurances that things will substantially improve in the few months between now and the spring semester. In planning for the spring semester, GSU continues to prioritize the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff.

In order to keep our community as safe as possible and provide continuity for the instructional modalities and work plans currently in place for Fall 2020, those plans will now continue into the Spring 2021 semester.

In addition, the Spring calendar will be modified as follows:

As we have since the beginning of the COVID pandemic, we will continue to follow the guidance of state and local health authorities, along with the CDC.

Thank you for your continued commitment to our students and the communities we serve.

Be well.
 

Dr. Cheryl Green,
President of Governors State University