Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The information below applies to summer 2021. Any changes specific to the fall 2021 semester will be posted as they become available.
If you have questions or concerns about COVID-19 at Hope College, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FACE MASKS AND PHYSICAL DISTANCING
Face masks and physical distancing are not required on Hope’s campus or while using a college vehicle. The college recommends that those who are not fully vaccinated consider guidance from the CDC and MDHHS when determining their personal COVID mitigation strategy.
Exception: Camps/programs involving a majority of participants under 18 and/or those required to follow the rules of an external oversight group may, at the discretion of the individual camp/program director, require all individuals to wear a mask while in the presence of participants. Additionally, such programs may choose to implement the MDHHS recommendations for safe indoor classroom procedures, including emphasizing masks while indoors.
PROCEDURES SPECIFIC TO STUDENTS (INCLUDING STUDENT EMPLOYEES)
Unless you are living and/or working on-campus this summer, you do not need to report symptoms, exposure or an outside positive test result.
If you are living and/or working on campus this summer, please see the instructions below on reporting your symptoms, reporting exposure and reporting an outside positive test result.
Non-vaccinated students that are living and/or working on campus this summer should report when they have symptoms of COVID-19. Please stay home and go to Hope’s online patient portal to report your symptoms (you will find the symptom form under the FORMS tab). A nurse will call you during regular weekday office hours to discuss your symptoms and arrange your testing appointment. You may call the Health Center at 616.395.7585 if you have general testing questions.
If you are living and/or working on campus this summer, are not fully vaccinated, and you think you have been exposed to COVID-19, please complete our Notification of Exposure to COVID-19 form. You will be contacted during regular weekday office hours to discuss next steps.
POSITIVE TEST OUTSIDE HOPE
If you are living and/or working on campus this summer and you have tested positive for COVID-19 at a testing provider that is not Hope College, please complete our Notification of Positive Test Result form. You will be contacted during regular weekday office hours to discuss next steps.
PROCEDURES SPECIFIC TO STAFF & FACULTY
If an employee receives a positive COVID diagnosis, they should stay home and email Human Resources (email@example.com) for further instruction.
Non-vaccinated employees with questions about COVID symptoms or exposure should email their manager and Human Resources (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further instruction.
COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM STEERING COMMITTEE
Submit questions about Hope’s preparation for COVID-19 to email@example.com