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Springfield College lifts shelter-in-place order, Gulick still quarantined

Jack Margaros

On Sunday evening, Springfield College announced that its shelter-in-place order will be lifted on Monday morning.

“Buildings will be open on campus. In-person dining will be allowed. Athletics will resume. However, classes will remain remote for the rest of the semester,” Vice President of Student Affairs Patrick Love said in an email.

Gulick Hall, which was put into quarantine on Oct.28, will remain in that state until Nov. 10. In lieu of the shelter-in-place order, many students opted to go home for the remainder of the semester. For those remaining on campus, testing is required on a weekly basis. New hours were announced for the testing center:

  • Monday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Occupancy limits established at the beginning of the semester still apply in residence halls. The Wellness Center reopened last week, with new hours:

  • Mon-Fri: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: Noon – 4 p.m.

The Learning Commons will remain open 24-hours on the first and second floor.

Love also mentioned Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s stay-at-home advisory recently put into effect given the surge of COVID-19 cases in Springfield. In accordance with the advisory, all buildings on campus (except for the Learning Commons) will close at 9:30 p.m.

Photo: Joe Arruda/The Student

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