COVID-19 Information for Students and Families


GMercyU is mask-optional. 

Spring 2024 Update

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has announced new COVID -19 guidelines. Effective immediately, the following guidelines will be implemented at the University:

  • The mandatory five-day isolation guideline has been removed.
  • The CDC recommends people with COVID-19 to stay home until they’ve been fever-free without using fever reducing medication for at least 24 hours and their symptoms have been improving for 24 hours.
  • The CDC recommends people with COVID-19 take additional precautions for the next five days including improving ventilation, masking and limiting close contact with others to lower the risk of spreading the virus.

These enhanced precautions are particularly important for people who are around vulnerable individuals, such as those who are elderly or have immune functions blunted by medication or an illness, like cancer.

If you have medical questions, please contact

If you are a student participating in a clinical rotation, student teaching, or other field experience, please consult with your faculty or site supervisor for site specific protocols.
If you test positive for COVID-19, please adhere to the above guidelines and make the following contact: