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COVID-19 Operating Plan

This site provides updates and resources for the Grace College & Seminary community regarding COVID-19 and its impact on our campus.

The following protocols are based on state health recommendations and in consultation with county health authorities. Recognizing the changing nature of COVID-19, these plans will be reviewed, and any updates will be communicated to the campus community.


Love your neighbor as yourself.

Matthew 22:39

COVID-19 Operating Plan | 2021–22

Check Your Symptoms

Conduct a personal wellness check, and if feeling sick, isolate while seeking medical care.

COVID-19 Operating Plan | 2021–22

Practice Good Hygiene


COVID-19 Operating Plan | 2021–22

Sanitize & Clean Your Space


What to Do if You Are Sick

Students, faculty and staff should take the following steps:

  1. Assess
    Assess your health for COVID-19 symptoms:
    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea

2. Isolate

3. Communicate and Seek Care

Students: Call the Health Center(574) 372-5100 ext. 6472. If you are feeling unwell after the Health Center hours contact the Resident Director on call(574) 635-5737. If your symptoms are moderate to severe you may seek care at Medstat, Physicians Urgent Care, or the emergency room. If this is an emergency please call 911.

Employees: notify of symptoms, contact your supervisor, and contact your medical provider as needed.

Reviewing Isolation and Quarantine Protocols


Isolation if Infected

Grace will provide symptomatic testing in the Health Center at no charge to the student. Students who test positive for COVID-19 will go into isolation.

  • Residential students will isolate at home if they are within 150 miles of campus. Students who are more than 150 miles from campus or have extenuating circumstances will be isolated in a Grace provided space.
  • Student meals will be delivered to students isolating on campus.
  • Students will complete their work and attend classes virtually while in isolation.
  • 隔离时间至少为5天。格蕾丝正在使用抗原测试来确定病毒载量何时下降到可以防止传染给其他学生的水平。如第6天检测结果为阴性,即可解除隔离。如果呈阳性,将在第8天重新检测。如果在第8天检测仍然呈阳性,该学生将完成10天的隔离,并将在第11天恢复正常活动。

Quarantine if Exposed

Students who have been in close contact with an individual with a test-confirmed case of COVID-19 must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • 已经完全接种疫苗的学生,最新的增强剂,并没有症状可以继续正常活动,将需要在5天后使用快速测试进行测试。他们被要求在接触后10天内佩戴口罩。建议加强安全注意事项。
  • Residential students who are not up to date on their Covid vaccines will quarantine at home if they are within 150 miles of campus. Students who are more than 150 miles from campus or have extenuating circumstances will be quarantined in a Grace provided space.
  • Students with a negative test on day 6 will be released from quarantine. If the student chooses not to be tested, the quarantine will be extended to 10 days.
  • Students in quarantine who develop symptoms at any time must contact the health center for guidance.
  • Students will pick up meals at Alpha Dining Hall. Quarantined students must wear a mask when picking up meals.
  • 学生们将在隔离期间在线完成作业和上课。
  • Students will have time for outside activities during quarantine as long as social distancing is maintained.
  • Grace will provide quarantine testing in the Health Center at no charge to the student.


Grace Health Center will test symptomatic/quarantined students at no charge. Students or employees may also access testing from local medical providers, or use a home test kit which may require payment.

Contact Tracing

Grace will conduct contact tracing for individuals on campus who may have been exposed to help mitigate spread.