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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Hope College is closely monitoring the outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19. The health and wellness of Hope’s campus community is a top priority.

Updated August 5, 2020

COVID-19 Planning Team


The health and wellness of Hope’s campus community is a top priority. The COVID-19 Steering Committee, working closely with the college administrators, will offer guidance based on information from the Ottawa County Department of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of State. This team will continue to track the situation and coordinate efforts to respond to developments and determine how best to minimize risk on campus.

This situation is continually evolving, and the college is committed to ensuring the health and safety of everyone on campus. (Check the michigan.gov/coronavirus website for the status of COVID-19 cases in Michigan.)

In its aspirations to be faithful, welcoming and transformational, Hope College recognizes that this is a time to support one another with grace and compassion. Many in our campus community have been or will be affected by COVID-19 and may be experiencing real distress at this time. We stand with them, united by a commitment to zero tolerance of discrimination of any kind.

Steering Committee
  • Kristyn Bochniak
  • Lindsey Engelsman
  • Jennifer Fellinger
  • Jeff Pestun
  • Cady Short-Thompson
Academic Subcommittee
  • Cady Short-Thompson
  • Gerald Griffin
  • Sandra Visser
  • David VanWylen
  • Scott VanderStoep
  • Virginia McDonough-Stukey
  • Brian Bodenbender
  • Katherine Sullivan
  • Lauren Hearit
  • Deborah Van Duinen
Cocurriculur Subcommittee
  • Kristyn Bochniak
  • Lindsey Engelsman
  • Liz Kubias
  • Kasey Stevens
  • Jasmine Lowell
  • Amy Machiela
Safety, Health and Operations Subcomittee
  • Theresa Bravata
  • Jennifer Fellinger
  • Peter Folkert
  • Carl Heideman
  • Lori Mulder
  • Mary Remenschneider
  • Jeff Pestun

COVID-19 Resources

Campus Health Email Archive

Check these external resources for up-to-date information:

Stay connected

Thank you for staying connected with us. Please submit your questions via this form, or, if you prefer, you may also email questions to campushealth@hope.edu. Once your question is submitted, we have a team ready to connect you with relevant information and resources.
— COVID-19 Response Team Steering Committee Members