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Information for students
The Office of Residence Life and Housing has processed all applications for Spring 2021 on-campus housing, and all applicants have been notified of their status.
Students accepted for Spring 2021 on-campus housing must have a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test prior to return, complete safety training, provide documentation of receiving a flu shot and other immunizations, and provide proof of health insurance. Upon arrival, they will quarantine for 14 days, and must obtain another negative COVID-19 test result before the quarantine is lifted.
All students will be assigned a return date. Return dates will be staggered to ensure that safety protocols are followed. Most students’ return dates will be from January 13 to 17.
All on-campus residents will be required to be tested for COVID-19 every two weeks and follow safety protocols, including wearing masks, hand-washing, social distancing, and app-based health screenings.
Beginning in January 2021, everyone who enters campus, or who lives on campus, must be tested for COVID-19 within 14 days prior to their arrival.
The COVID-19 test needs to be the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, which is a diagnostic test. Other types of tests, e.g., rapid or antigen/antibody, will not be accepted for admission to campus. PCR tests, either the nasal swab or saliva spit, are shown to be the most accurate and do not require a second test.
Gallaudet will offer COVID-19 testing every week on Mondays and Tuesdays for all essential employees and residents. If you are unable to obtain your test during those times, schedule an appointment for testing with the Student Health Service by emailing email@example.com. More information is forthcoming.
If you had COVID-19 testing, which again must be the PCR diagnostic test, somewhere other than on the Gallaudet campus, submit your COVID-19 test results to firstname.lastname@example.org, with a copy to email@example.com, before returning to campus.
Documentation of flu shot and COVID-19 tests to SHS and coronavirus email addresses
All members of the Gallaudet and Clerc Center communities who are currently working, living, or otherwise coming to campus must have a flu shot documented with the Student Health Service (SHS), subject to the right to request a medical or religious exemption.
If you have not already done so, submit your flu shot information or approved waiver to firstname.lastname@example.org, with a copy to email@example.com, before returning to campus.
You may not be permitted on campus if you have not completed this requirement.
Gallaudet shuttle is back with limited service
The Gallaudet University shuttle service is back in operation! In an effort to support our employees, the Transportation Department will provide limited shuttle service between Union Station, Benson Hall and the Kellogg Conference Hotel (KCH), with safety protocols in place. Here is the schedule:
Shuttle safety protocols
All current university students and employees must abide by the requirements below to obtain access approval.
Once access has been approved, you must:
Do not come on campus if:
Quarantine guidance clarification
Holiday quarantine protocol
Winter break is fast approaching. If you travel or host guests, please note the following requirements prior to returning to campus.
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