Safety Phase Orange - Fall Reopening

Gustavus prides itself on being a community that extends hospitality to visitors. During the COVID-19 outbreak this hospitality will largely be extended virtually to alumni, parents, friends, and other guests. Visitors are encouraged to first connect with Gustavus offices, employees, and students online or via phone before visiting campus.

Campus buildings are currently closed to all visitors (alumni, Gustavus retirees, guest, etc.) who are not registered with a campus host.
No visitors are currently allowed in residence halls at any time.

Prospective Students: Please visit the Admission Visit site to arrange for your campus visit.

Campus Visitors

Please view this grid outlining the Gustavus COVID safety phases and when visitors are welcome on campus.
During the green safety phase there are no visitor restrictions and during the red safety phase the campus is closed to all visitors. COVID Campus Visitors Grid

Visitors and hosts of visitors to campus are expected to follow the safety protocols listed below.

Host Information

Thank you for hosting guests on campus. During this time of increased risk of COVID-19 the following guidelines are offered to you to ensure a responsible hosting of campus visitors:

  1. KNOW the College Safety Color Phases to determine if the guest-type you are inviting is currently allowed by the College. The College currently is in Orange COVID Safety Phase.
  2. EDUCATE your guests on COVID safety expectations for all people on campus. See Guest Information below and send this visitor guide PDF to your visitor.
  3. REGISTER each guest using the Campus Visitor Registration Form .

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Guest Information

During the COVID-19 pandemic we are all called to be committed to the safety, health, and wellbeing of every member of the Gustavus community. This year, we will rely on the Gustavus tradition of stepping up as a community to care for one another, to reduce the chance of a widespread outbreak on campus, and to protect those who are the most vulnerable among us.

Visitors to campus are expected to follow all the same safety protocols as employees and students.

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The most important safety measure is to stay at least six (6) feet away from another person.

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  • The second most important safety measure is to wear a face covering.
  • Gustavus is requiring all people to wear a cloth face covering in public spaces inside campus buildings, and outside when at least six (6) feet of physical distance cannot be maintained.
Washing handsGood Hand Hygiene
  • Wash hands for 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer when entering and leaving a building.
  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue and throw it away or into your elbow/shirt sleeve.
  • Do not touch your eyes, mouth, or nose if your hands may not be clean.
Thermometer imageCOVID Self-Screening

Before coming to campus, visitors are expected to complete a COVID self-screening (see box above).
If a visitor answers yes to any of the questions, they should not come to campus and should contact a medical provider to be assessed for COVID-19.
If symptoms should develop while at Gustavus, the visitor should leave immediately.