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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The following applies to individuals that are living, working, participating in research, or taking classes at Hope College during the summer. Those who are away from campus during the summer should follow the guidance of their certified medical professional and the CDC.

MASKING

Wearing a mask is optional throughout the campus of Hope College with the exception of:

  • Select indoor academic activities (classes, labs, performances, research, etc) where the individual instructor or research supervisor has decided that masks will be required. Each faculty member has the autonomy to require masking in their courses or lab environments and will communicate any decisions about mask requirements to the affected students.
  • Certain indoor college-sponsored events or designated areas as indicated by signage.
TESTING

The local health departmet maintains a list of COVID-19 testing sites in the Holland area.  Home tests can also be purchased at many local pharmacies.

A Hope College student that is living, working, participating in research, or taking classes on campus during the summer and is unable to locate a COVID test can email campushealth@hope.edu.  The student will then be contacted during regular weekday office hours (M-F, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm) to assist them with finding a test.

The Hope College Health Center does not provid COVID testing or other sevices during the summer.

IF YOU KNOW OR THINK YOU HAVE COVID (STUDENTS)

This section applies to students that are living, working, participating in research, or taking classes on campus during the summer. Students who are away from campus should follow the guidance of their certified medical professional and the CDC.

A student that tests positive for COVID should stay home and complete the Student Notification Form. They will then be contacted during regular weekday office hours (M-F, 8:00am - 4:00pm) to discuss next steps.

Students that have been exposed to COVID or have questions about COVID symptoms should complete the Student Notification Form. They will then be contacted during regular weekday office hours (M-F, 8:00am - 4:00pm) to discuss next steps.

For a student enrolled for an on-campus class, the faculty member will be notified of a COVID-related absence by the Campus Health Advisory Team. Students that are working on campus or participating in research should coordinate the details of any such absence with their supervisor.  

IF YOU KNOW OR THINK YOU HAVE COVID (EMPLOYEES)

This section applies to non-student employees (i.e. staff and faculty). Students who are working on campus during the summer should consult the section immediately above.

An employee who tests positive for COVID should stay home and email Human Resources (hr@hope.edu) for further instruction.

Employees with questions about COVID symptoms or exposure should email their manager and Human Resources (hr@hope.edu) for further instruction.

QUARANTINE & ISOLATION

Hope College utilizes the current CDC guidance for students and employees that have tested positive for or been exposed to COVID.

A minimum 5 day isolation is required for anyone who tests positive for COVID, regardless of vaccination status. Day 1 is the first full day after symptoms developed or the test specimen was collected. Isolation may be longer if fever and/or symptoms persist. A well-fitting mask is required at all times while inside and around others through the conclusion of Day 10. A test prior to returning is not required. Specifics of the isolation will be coordinated by the Campus Health Advisory Team (for students) or Human Resources (for non-student employees).

A minimum 5 day quarantine is required for anyone who has been exposed to COVID and is not up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines. Day 1 is the first full day after the last contact with a person who has had COVID-19. Quarantine may be longer or otherwise required if symptoms are present. A well-fitting mask is required at all times while inside and around others through the conclusion of Day 10. A test prior to returning is recommended but is not required. Specifics of the quarantine will be coordinated by the Campus Health Advisory Team (for students) or Human Resources (for non-student employees).

Students living on campus will return home to isolate or quarantine. Outstanding circumstances that prevent this will be addressed by the Campus Health Advisory Team.

For students enrolled for an on-campus class, the faculty member will be notified of a COVID-related absence by the Campus Health Advisory Team. Students that are working on campus or participating in research should notify their supervisor and coordinate the details of the absence with them.

If you have questions or concerns about COVID-19 at Hope College, please email campushealth@hope.edu.