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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Hope College is closely monitoring the outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19 and assessing the potential impact on the campus community and college operations.

Updated March 27, 2020

The health and wellness of Hope’s campus community is a top priority. A newly formed Hope response team, working closely with the college’s Risk and Responsibility Team, 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.

Currently, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Hope College. (Check the michigan.gov/coronavirus website for the status of COVID-19 cases in Michigan.) This situation is rapidly evolving, and the college is committed to ensuring the health and safety of everyone on campus.

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 of our colleagues and students have family and friends in areas affected by COVID-19, and other students are studying abroad in regions where the outbreak is a growing concern. These members of our campus community may be experiencing real distress at this time. We stand with them, united by a commitment to zero tolerance of discrimination of any kind.