Spring 2021 Check-in Information and COVID-19 Testing

Following is information about Huntingdon’s 2021 spring semester check-in process, re-entry testing, health and wellness protocols, and remote-only option paperwork.  We are looking forward to having you all back on campus!  In addition, please read and familiarize yourself with the Spring Success Initiative (pdf).
 

Re-entry COVID-19 Testing

All students will be required to receive a COVID-19 test on the date they return to campus.  On-campus testing will be free of charge to students and we expect to have results of the tests back within 24 hours of sample collection. Students who do not report to campus on their scheduled date for re-entry testing will need to provide at their expense a negative COVID-19 test administered no more than 48 hours before their arrival on campus.  
 

Return to Campus Schedule

Classes begin on Monday, February 8.  Student-athletes will be arriving back on campus first to begin preparations for their spring seasons, however all students must report earlier than the first day of classes for check-in and COVID-19 testing.  Please note your check-in information below.  Please report to Roland Arena during on the date and time specified for you:
 
  • January 26, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  – Resident Assistants; men’s and women’s soccer teams; men’s and women’s cross country runners; and the volleyball team will return to campus.
  • January 27, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – The football team returns to campus.
  • January 28, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  – The softball and baseball teams return to campus.
  • February 2, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  – Men’s and women’s golf teams; men’s and women’s lacrosse teams; men’s and women’s tennis teams will return to campus.
  • February 3, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – The band, cheerleaders, and Presidential Fellows return to campus
  • February 4, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – All other returning and new students will report to campus for re-entry testing.  
 

HealthCheck

Please continue your daily use of the HealthCheck app to record your temperature and symptoms.  In addition to using HealthCheck, students should continue sending their daily temperature reading and any symptoms they are experiencing to the person on campus they communicated with last summer (athletes communicate with coaches; band students with Dr. Logan; Fellows with Ms. Carroll; and all other students with Student Affairs staff).  
 

Health and Wellness Protocols

The complete set of health and wellness protocols for the spring semester is included in the Spring Success Initiative (pdf)
 

Remote-Only Option

There is a remote-only option for the spring semester. The paperwork to formally request the remote-only option can be found on page 15 of the Spring Success Initiative (pdf)
 

Preparing to Return to Campus

It is absolutely critical for all members of the College community to best position yourself to produce a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival. Wear your mask. Maintain social distance from others.  Wash your hands. Avoid large gatherings.  You don’t want to come back to campus, test positive, and immediately face a quarantine.  You also don’t want to subject your roommates to an immediate quarantine because of their close exposure to you.  Hold your roommates and teammates accountable for their actions in the coming weeks. 
 
If you have questions, please contact Dr. Anthony Leigh, senior vice president for student and institutional development, at aleigh@hawks.huntingdon.edu. Please check your email for updates and more information.
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