COVID-19 Information

The college is committed to our students’ learning and well-being, and continues to work to foster meaningful interactions between and among students, faculty, staff and the broader community, while maintaining COVID health and safety protocols.

Essential Guidelines

Masking – We understand that masking is a personal choice, and if you continue to mask, we suggest you use only N-95, KN95, or KF94 face masks. Other types of face masks, such as cloth masks, are not as effective at preventing the spread of the virus. We would also suggest that unless you are a speaker/performer, you continue to mask when attending large in-door gatherings in Kraushaar and Merrick auditoriums.

Isolation – Five days as defined by the CDC. 

Vaccines/BoostersGoucher follows the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 guidelines and strongly recommends that students receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Testing – The Student Health Center has rapid and PCR tests available to students during regular business hours, Monday through Friday.  PCR tests are sent to a local lab, and the student’s insurance is billed, consistent with all lab testing performed in the SHC. Employees can pursue testing through their healthcare provider or other facilities (e.g., urgent care, pharmacies).