Messiah announces COVID-19 testing for employees and on-campus graduate students

Today Messiah University announced required COVID-19 testing criteria and protocols for employees and students who work or take classes onsite at either its Grantham/main campus or Winding Hill locations. Last week, Messiah conducted required testing for all of its undergraduate residential and commuter students, with the objectives to: protect the health of the campus and … Continue reading Messiah announces COVID-19 testing for employees and on-campus graduate students

Messiah announces results of recent COVID-19 testing for undergraduate students

Last week, Messiah University announced that it was conducting required COVID-19 testing on Sept. 10-11 for all of its undergraduate residential and commuter students, as well as resident directors. The objectives of the comprehensive testing were: to protect the health of the campus and surrounding community; to keep campus open by proactively avoiding a potential … Continue reading Messiah announces results of recent COVID-19 testing for undergraduate students

Messiah responds to parent FAQs re: COVID-19 testing for undergraduate residential and commuter students

The following FAQs are being added to this blog in response to some of the most frequent inquiries and issues that Messiah administrators have heard from parents related to the University's required COVID-19 testing for undergraduate residential and commuter students . Messiah will continue to keep students, parents, employees and others informed according to ongoing … Continue reading Messiah responds to parent FAQs re: COVID-19 testing for undergraduate residential and commuter students

Messiah announces COVID-19 testing for undergraduate residential and commuter students

Messiah University is currently at the phase in its campus return plan, i.e., two weeks into the fall semester, in which the University could begin to allow students broader movement and visitation in the residence halls (while maintaining mitigation practices such as masks and social distancing, etc.). As of today, Messiah University currently has four … Continue reading Messiah announces COVID-19 testing for undergraduate residential and commuter students

Messiah launches COVID-19 dashboard

Messiah University has launched an online dashboard that publicly discloses the number of confirmed positive on-campus cases of COVID-19. The tracking timeline for the data began on Aug. 19, 2020, the first day of fall semester student move-in. Currently, there is one positive on-campus case. Students, employees, parents and other community members are able to … Continue reading Messiah launches COVID-19 dashboard

Student and employee FAQs re: daily Falcon Health screening and attendance at off-campus events

The University sent the following FAQs to all students and employees today to help answer some of the most frequently asked questions that we have heard regarding the required daily Falcon Health screening and attendance at off-campus events. Do I need to report every day, even if I’m not on campus every day? Residential students … Continue reading Student and employee FAQs re: daily Falcon Health screening and attendance at off-campus events

Announcing health and temperature screenings for student move-in

As we approach Welcome Week and student move-in, the University continues to refine protocols to help strengthen COVID-19 safety and mitigation at the start of our new academic year. As such, the University is requesting a pre-arrival self-screening and is implementing an on-site temperature screening for all students, and their accompanying family members, before coming … Continue reading Announcing health and temperature screenings for student move-in

Updates to Messiah Return Plan for the week of Aug. 3

The following are updates to the Messiah University Return Plan, originally announced on the University's Bridge to Reopening Messiah website on July 15. Any additional updates will be announced on this blog on a weekly basis each Thursday. Rec sports: Recreational Sports will operate with the following modifications: No indoor sports Outdoor sports/activities will be … Continue reading Updates to Messiah Return Plan for the week of Aug. 3

Updates to Messiah Return Plan for the week of July 27

The following are updates to the Messiah University Return Plan, originally announced on the University's Bridge to Reopening Messiah website on July 15. Any additional updates will be announced on this blog on a weekly basis each Thursday. Returning student move-in: Returning residential students are permitted to bring two guests to assist them with move-in … Continue reading Updates to Messiah Return Plan for the week of July 27