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Beginning May 1, 2021, the NGU contact tracing program will be directed towards members of the North Greenville University community (students, faculty, staff, guests, contractors, etc.) who remain engaged with the University. These individuals should continue reporting exposure, symptoms, or a positive test by completing the COVID19 Reporting Form.

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A positive semester on campus depends on every one of us following health and safety guidelines and maintaining a commitment to the continued well-being of our community. We are all excited to see one another, and doing your part will help us keep the NGU community together.

Knowing how the virus spreads is key to protecting yourself and others. Spread occurs mainly from person-to-person respiratory droplets that transfer when in close contact (within six feet).

Please remember

  • Wear your face-covering when required.
  • Continue to practice appropriate hand washing hygiene with soap and water, scrubbing for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Follow the new directional signage that will help you know where to enter and exit as well as move around in university spaces. Please note, in the case of an emergency, the nearest exit should be used [Check Guidance from SLC].
  • Take a proactive role in monitoring yourself to detect the possible presence of COVID-19 early, which reduces the spread.

Completing the spring semester on campus will require diligence and perseverance, and when we do, we will all be justly appreciative and proud.

Visit our Clinic page for more information.

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Campus Advisory

June 30, 2021 – 2:30 p.m.

Dear NGU Community,

We continue to see encouraging COVID numbers with only two reported cases impacting the NGU community since May 1. Thank you for your diligent work in accommodating our protocols this summer.

The COVID-19 Response Team, together with NGU’s Senior Leadership Council and with guidance from local, state, and federal agencies, has approved the following COVID-19 vaccination protocol:

COVID-19 Vaccination Protocol

North Greenville University does not require proof of vaccination for faculty, staff, students or guests. We encourage all members of the NGU community to consult their physicians or other healthcare advisors when making decisions about the available COVID-19 vaccines.*

Third-party organizations may require vaccination for participation in activities (e.g., accrediting body, athletic conference, student teaching location, clinical site, local health department, etc.); in such cases, the participant bears responsibility for following the appropriate directives. The University will give its best effort to cooperate with the agency within the bounds of applicable laws and relevant institutional policies.

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*The latest information regarding COVID-19 vaccines is available on the CDC website as well as the SCDHEC website.

Please continue to report exposure, symptoms, or a positive test by completing a COVID-19 Reporting Form.

We will communicate updates through NGUofficial and NGUstrong. Please continue to check your email and the NGUstrong webpage to keep our community healthy and safe. And, as always, NGU+YOU!

Have a safe and enjoyable July 4th holiday weekend! 

COVID-19 Response Team

  • May 13, 2021 – 9:03 a.m.

    Dear NGU Community,

    We continue to see encouraging COVID numbers with no reported cases in over a month. Thank you for your diligent work in accommodating our protocols as we closed out the semester.

    The COVID-19 Response Team, together with NGU’s Senior Leadership Team, approved adjusting NGU’s mask protocol based on situational factors of no reported cases, the availability of vaccines, and guidance from local, state, and federal agencies.

    Effective immediately, members of the university community, including guests, are encouraged to wear face coverings while on campus if they so choose. However, the use of masks, face cloths, or face coverings is no longer required. Exceptions to this protocol will be considered by application and communicated in writing.

    Please continue to report exposure, symptoms, or a positive test by completing a COVID-19 Reporting Form.

    We will communicate updates through NGUofficial and NGUstrong. Please continue to check your email and the NGUstrong webpage to keep our community healthy and safe. And, as always, NGU+YOU!

    COVID-19 Response Team

  • Apr. 30, 2021 – 8:45 a.m.

    Dear NGU Community,    

    The spring semester will officially be over after commencement this afternoon. Congratulations on making it to the finish line and especially to the Class of 2021! We appreciate all you have done to support our COVID-19 protocols during this challenging academic year. Your sacrifice and perseverance have made our community healthier.   

    The data provided in the chart below shows the final calculations for our COVID-19 numbers for the spring. As you’ll see, we are ending the semester with no positive cases, and no new positive cases have been reported in over two weeks. Thank You!

    Reported Positives  

     

    Please note that our contact tracing efforts will continue as we transition into the summer. Only members of the NGU community (students, faculty, staff, guests, contractors, etc.) who will remain engaged with the campus over the summer should continue reporting exposure and symptoms or a positive test by completing a COVID19 Reporting Form.   

    We look forward to seeing our community back here in the fall.  NGU plans to remain in contact with returning students over the summer break to assist in transitioning into the Fall 2021 semester. Students, please continue to check your email to keep up-to-date on instructions for returning in the fall and, as always, NGU+YOU!  

    Have an enjoyable and safe summer!

    COVID-19 Response Team 

  • April 23, 2021 – 4:50 p.m.

    Dear NGU Community,  

    Thank you for continuing to follow our protocols. With only two weeks remaining in this semester, we ask that you keep up the excellent work!

    We are pleased to announce that effective immediately, the protocol regarding the use of face coverings has been amended.  A face covering is now strongly encouraged outdoors rather than required, but remains required indoors while in group settings. This protocol affects all members of the university community, including guests, while on campus.

    The up-to-date information provided in the chart below shows the impact of COVID-19 since we resumed operations in late December. We had another encouraging week with our numbers, and we ask that you continue following our protocols and wear your face-covering, observe physical distancing, and practice good hygiene.

    Reported Positives

     

     

    Please continue to report exposure and symptoms or a positive test by completing a COVID19 Reporting Form.

    We look forward to seeing our community back here in the fall.  NGU plans to remain in contact with returning students over the summer break to assist in transitioning into the Fall 2021 semester. Please continue to check your email to keep up-to-date on instructions for returning in the fall and, as always, NGU+YOU!

    Finish strong!

    COVID-19 Response Team

  • April 16, 2021 – 9:40 a.m.

    Dear NGU Community,  

    We continue to see encouraging COVID numbers and are thankful for your diligent work in accommodating our protocols as we close out the semester. Keep up the good work!

    The up-to-date information provided in the chart below shows the impact of COVID-19 since we resumed operations in late December. Please continue to follow our protocols and wear your face-covering, observe physical distancing, and practice good hygiene.

    Reported Positives

    Please continue to report exposure and symptoms or a positive test by completing a COVID19 Reporting Form.

    The plans for the Fall 2021 semester will be released soon. We will communicate any updates through NGUofficial and NGUstrong. Please continue to check your email and website to keep ourselves and others healthy and safe and, as always, NGU+YOU! 

    COVID-19 Response Team

  • Apr. 9, 2021 – 9 a.m.

    Dear NGU Community,  

    We hope you have had a great week. As we celebrate the resurrection this Easter Sunday, we hope that you will take the time to reflect on the wonders of Christ’s work on our behalf and the love God has displayed to us through His grace.

    Thank you again for all you continue to do to accommodate our protocols as we close out the semester. Please, keep up the excellent work! 

    The up-to-date information provided in the chart below shows the impact of COVID-19 since we resumed operations in late December. We had another encouraging week with our numbers, and we ask that you continue following our protocols and wear your face-covering, observe physical distancing, and practice good hygiene.

    Reported Positives

    Please continue to report exposure and symptoms or a positive test by completing a COVID19 Reporting Form.

    We will communicate any updates directly affecting the community through NGUofficial and NGUstrong. Please continue to check your email and website to keep ourselves and others healthy and safe and, as always, NGU+YOU! 

    Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!

    COVID-19 Response Team

  • Apr. 2, 2021 – 9 a.m.

    Dear NGU Community,  

    We hope you have had a fantastic week of classes. We want to thank you again for all you continue to do to accommodate our protocols. Please, keep up the excellent work! 

    Today, we will host over 85 students and their families for Distinguished Preview Day. The day begins at 9:30 a.m. and concludes at 2 p.m. and will allow families an opportunity to tour the campus, attend academic, financial aid, and other informational sessions, enjoy lunch, and learn how to become a Crusader. We encourage you to welcome them as they move around the campus.   

    We have a full weekend of athletic competition. Men’s and women’s tennis will take on Barton College today at 2 p.m. and Chowan on Sat. at noon. Baseball has a weekend series with Salem University today at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. and on Sat., at noon. Also, on Sat., men’s lacrosse will take on Chowan at 11:30 a.m. Come out and support these athletic teams.

    The up-to-date information provided in the chart below shows the impact of COVID-19 since we resumed operations in late December. We had another encouraging week with our numbers, and we ask that you continue following our protocols and wear your face-covering, observe physical distancing, and practice good hygiene.

    Reported Positives

    Chart 02APR 2021

    Please continue to report exposure and symptoms or a positive test by completing a COVID19 Reporting Form.

    We will communicate any updates directly affecting the community through NGUofficial and NGUstrong. Please continue to check your email and website to keep ourselves and others healthy and safe and, as always, NGU+YOU! 

    COVID-19 Response Team

  • March 26, 2021 – 9:30 a.m.

    Dear NGU Community,  

    It is good to have everyone back on campus this week. It is hard to believe that there are only five weeks of classes remaining in the semester. Thank you for your continued support as we work together to keep the NGU community healthy and safe.

    The up-to-date information provided in the chart below shows the impact of COVID-19 since we resumed operations in late December. We had another encouraging week with our numbers, and we ask that you continue following our protocols and wear your face-covering, observe physical distancing, and practice good hygiene.

    Reported Positives

    Chart 26MAR 2021Please continue to report exposure and symptoms or a positive test by completing a COVID19 Reporting Form.

    We will communicate any updates directly affecting the community through NGUofficial and NGUstrong. Please continue to check your email and website to keep ourselves and others healthy and safe and, as always, NGU+YOU! 

    COVID-19 Response Team

  • Mar. 19, 2021 – 9 a.m.

    Dear NGU Community,  

    We hope you are enjoying a restful Spring Break and getting re-energized to finish out the semester. Thank you for your continued support as we work together to keep the NGU community healthy and safe.

    The up-to-date information provided in the chart below shows the impact of COVID-19 since we resumed operations in late December. Even though it is a most encouraging report, we ask that you continue following our protocols as you arrive back on campus. Please stay vigilant; continue to wear your face-covering, observe physical distancing, and practice good hygiene.

    Reported Positives

    NGUofficial Chart 19Mar 2021

    Also, please continue to report exposure and symptoms or a positive test by completing a COVID19 Reporting Form immediately. A university contact tracer will follow up with you to determine your next steps.

    Any updates directly affecting the community will be communicated through NGUofficial and NGUstrong. Please continue to check your email and website to keep ourselves and others healthy and safe and, as always, NGU+YOU! 

    COVID-19 Response Team

  • Mar. 11, 2021 – 3 p.m.

    Dear NGU Community,

    Spring Break is here! It is important to take this time to recharge your batteries.

    As we move into the break, we would like to remind you to make safe, responsible plans during this time away from campus. We appreciate all that you’ve been doing to accommodate our protocols. It is making a difference, and we encourage you to keep it up! Please don’t drop your guard; please avoid situations that put you at risk while on break. Continue to wear your face-coverings, observe physical distancing, and practice good hygiene.  

    At this time, the University does not require any community member to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. However, in South Carolina, faculty and staff now have the option to receive it through Phase 1B to begin Monday, March 8, 2021. We are pleased to provide an overview of the information on our NGUstrong webpage. Members of the NGU community living in other states should refer to their local/state health departments for updates. For more information, visit COVID-19 Vaccine on the SCDHEC website, or for additional questions, please contact NGU Clinic Coordinator and Campus Nurse Helen Neely at the NGU Clinic.

    Thank you to all who submitted memes for our NGU+You “Mask-up, Please” awareness campaign contest. It was a hard decision to choose just one. Adrianna Austin was our winner. Check our Facebook and Instagram accounts to see the winning meme.

    The up-to-date information provided in the chart below shows the impact of COVID-19 since we resumed operations in late December.

    Reported Positives

    Chart 11MAR 2021

    During the break, our contact tracing team will remain engaged, so we ask that everyone (students, faculty, staff, guests, and contractors) continue to report COVID-19 exposure, symptoms, testing, and positive diagnosis by completing the NGU COVID-19 Reporting Form. Please resist the temptation to ignore reporting; our community’s well-being depends on timely and accurate information.

    Thank you for all you continue to do for NGU and each other. Enjoy a healthy and safe Spring Break and, as always, NGU+YOU!

    COVID-19 Response Team

  • Mar. 5, 2021 – 9 a.m.

    Dear NGU Community,

    We hope you are enjoying the spring-like weather this week but not catching Spring Fever. Spring Break is only one week away! It is a great time to take a deep breath and prepare for the sprint to the end of the semester. As we prepare for this much-needed break, we would like to remind you to make safe, responsible plans during this time away from campus. Information regarding Spring Break protocols will be communicated via email soon.   

    We thank everyone for accommodating our recently affirmed protocols.  As you’ll see below, it’s making a difference, and we encourage you to keep it up! Please don’t drop your guard; continue to wear your face-covering, observe physical distancing and practice good hygiene.

    Thank you to all who submitted memes for our NGU+You “Mask-up, Please” awareness campaign contest. We have many creative people on our campus. We will announce the winner next week. All those who participated may pick up their free ICEE™ beginning Monday, March 1.

    The up-to-date information provided in the chart below shows the impact of COVID-19 since we resumed operations in late December.

    Reported Positives

    NGUofficial Chart 05MAR 2021

    If you have been exposed to a confirmed case and showing symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19, please complete a COVID19 Reporting Form immediately. A university contact tracer will follow up with you to determine your next steps.

    Any updates directly affecting the community will be communicated through NGUofficial and NGUstrong. Please continue to check your email and website to keep ourselves and others healthy and safe and, as always, NGU+YOU! 

    COVID-19 Response Team

  • Feb. 25, 2021 – 7:48 p.m.

    Dear NGU Community,

    Protecting the health of our community remains our commitment to you. Every COVID19 protocol that has been developed and adopted is designed to reinforce this, including the recently affirmed protocol requiring the mandatory use of face coverings in all settings except when permitted otherwise.

    During these challenging times, we continue to place safety at the center of our planning. Therefore, we all must follow our protocols for our community and visitors’ well-being. We are in this together, NGU+YOU.

    Please continue to wear your face-covering, observe physical distancing, and practice good hygiene.

    As a reminder, the Office of Health and Counseling provides a Christ-centered, clinically appropriate counseling approach. These are challenging times, and there is no shame in seeking help. Please take advantage of our mental health service offerings if you are struggling. The service is free and confidential to all students, faculty, and staff. If you would like to request assistance, please complete the Counseling Inquiry Form. If physical activity is what you need, remember the Younts Fitness and Wellness Center is available.

    The up-to-date information provided in the chart below shows the impact of COVID-19 since we resumed operations in late December.

    Reported Positives

    NGUofficial Chart 25FEB 2021

    If you have been exposed to a confirmed case and showing symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19, please complete a COVID19 Reporting Form immediately. A university contact tracer will follow up with you to determine your next steps.

    Any updates directly affecting the community will be communicated through NGUofficial and NGUstrong. Please continue to check your email and the website to keep ourselves and others healthy and safe and, as always, NGU+YOU!

    COVID-19 Response Team

  • Feb. 19, 2021 – 9 a.m.

    Dear NGU Community,

    Protecting the health of our community remains our commitment to you. Every COVID19 protocol that has been developed and adopted is designed to reinforce this, including the recently affirmed protocol requiring the mandatory use of face coverings in all settings except when permitted otherwise.

    During these challenging times, we continue to place safety at the center of our planning. Therefore, we all must follow our protocols for our community and visitors’ well-being. We are in this together, NGU+YOU.

    Please continue to wear your face-covering, observe physical distancing, and practice good hygiene.

    As a reminder, the Office of Health and Counseling provides a Christ-centered, clinically appropriate counseling approach. These are challenging times, and there is no shame in seeking help. Please take advantage of our mental health service offerings if you are struggling. The service is free and confidential to all students, faculty, and staff. If you would like to request assistance, please complete the Counseling Inquiry Form. If physical activity is what you need, remember the Younts Fitness and Wellness Center is available.

    The up-to-date information provided in the chart below shows the impact of COVID-19 since we resumed operations in late December.

    Reported Positives

    NGUofficial chart 19FEB 2021

    If you have been exposed to a confirmed case and showing symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19, please complete a COVID19 Reporting Form immediately. A university contact tracer will follow up with you to determine your next steps.

    Any updates directly affecting the community will be communicated through NGUofficial and NGUstrong. Please continue to check your email and the website to keep ourselves and others healthy and safe and, as always, NGU+YOU!

    COVID-19 Response Team

  • Feb. 12, 2021 – 9 a.m.

    Dear NGU Community,

    Thank you for accommodating our modified protocols. We’ve had an excellent week, and we appreciate everything you are doing to keep our campus healthy. Please continue to wear your face-coverings, observe physical distancing, and practice good hygiene.

    As a reminder, information regarding the COVID-19 vaccination is now available on our NGUstrong webpage. As new information is available, we will do our best to provide updates. Members of the NGU community living in other states should refer to their local/state health departments for updates.

    The up-to-date information provided in the chart below shows the impact of COVID-19 since we resumed operations in late December.

    Reported Positives

    NGUofficial Chart 12FEB 2021

    If you have been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID19 and are showing symptoms, please complete a COVID19 reporting form. A university contact tracer will follow up with you to determine your next steps. If you have tested positive for COVID19 and have not completed a COVID19 reporting form, please do so immediately and await further instruction.

    Any updates directly affecting the community will be communicated through NGUofficial and NGUstrong. Please continue to check your email and the website to keep ourselves and others healthy and safe and, as always, NGU+YOU!

    COVID-19 Response Team

  • Feb. 5, 2021 – 9 a.m.

    Dear NGU Community,

    Thank you for accommodating our modified protocols. We’ve had an excellent week, and we appreciate everything you are doing to keep our campus healthy. Please continue to wear your face-coverings, observe physical distancing, and practice good hygiene.

    As a reminder, information regarding the COVID-19 vaccination is now available on our NGUstrong webpage. As new information is available, we will do our best to provide updates. Members of the NGU community living in other states should refer to their local/state health departments for updates.

    The up-to-date information provided in the chart below shows the impact of COVID-19 since we resumed operations in late December.

    Reported Positives

    If you have been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID19 and are showing symptoms, please complete a COVID19 reporting form. A university contact tracer will follow up with you to determine your next steps. If you have tested positive for COVID19 and have not completed a COVID19 reporting form, please do so immediately and await further instruction.

    Any updates directly affecting the community will be communicated through NGUofficial and NGUstrong. Please continue to check your email and the website to keep ourselves and others healthy and safe and, as always, NGU+YOU!

    COVID-19 Response Team

  • Feb. 3, 2021 – 9 a.m.

    Dear NGU Community,

    Thank you for adhering to our COVID19 protocols. However, we are receiving numerous reports of non-compliance to wearing face-coverings. As a reminder, the University requires mandatory use of face-coverings while on campus and when traveling together in vehicles. The only exceptions are for individuals and classes with face mask exemptions, in assigned residence hall rooms with assigned roommates, and alone while in offices. Please continue to follow these protocols and observe physical distancing and practice good hand-washing hygiene. We all must follow these guidelines to keep our campus healthy.

    The Blood Connection has established a program to work with clinicians and our community to locate positive COVID-19 patients who have recovered to participate in the FDA-approved COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Collection. To participate, the donor must have had a positive antibody test or a previous/documented positive COVID-19 test and must be symptom-free for at least 14 days.

    The up-to-date information provided in the chart below shows the impact of COVID-19 since we resumed operations in late December.

    Reported Positives

    NGUofficial Chart 05FEB 2021

    If you have been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19 and are showing symptoms, please complete a COVID-19 reporting form. A university contact tracer will follow up with you to determine your next steps. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 and have not completed a COVID-19 reporting form, please do so immediately and await further instruction.

    Next week, the University will be communicating applicable information regarding vaccinations. In the meantime, information is available through the DHEC website.

    Any updates directly affecting the community will be communicated through NGUofficial and NGUstrong. Please continue to check your email and the website to keep ourselves and others healthy and safe and, as always, NGU+YOU!

    COVID-19 Response Team

  • Jan. 29, 2021 – 9:30 a.m.

    Dear NGU Community,

    We want to thank you again for all you continue to do to accommodate our modified protocols. Please, keep up the excellent work! Continue to wear your face-coverings, observe physical distancing, and practice good hygiene. We all must follow these guidelines to keep our campus healthy.

    The up-to-date information provided in the chart below shows the impact of COVID-19 since we resumed operations in late December. As a reminder, we are now monitoring student-athletes testing during athletic competition.

    Reported Positives

    NGUofficial chart 29JAN 2021

    If you have been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19 and are showing symptoms, please complete a COVID-19 reporting form. A university contact tracer will follow up with you to determine your next steps. If you have tested positive for COVID19 and have not completed a COVID-19 reporting form, please do so immediately and await further instruction.

    In the weeks to come, the University will be communicating applicable information regarding vaccinations. In the meantime, information is available through the DHEC website.

    Any updates directly affecting the community will be communicated through NGUofficial and NGUstrong. Please continue to check your email and the website to keep ourselves and others healthy and safe and, as always, NGU+YOU!

    COVID-19 Response Team

  • Jan. 22, 2021 – 9 a.m.

    Dear NGU Community,

    We hope you have had a fantastic first full week of classes. We want to thank you again for all you continue to do to accommodate our modified protocols. Please, keep up the excellent work! Continue to wear your face-coverings, observe physical distancing, and practice good hygiene.

    As a reminder, please take a moment to review these protocols and other updates made to the NGUstrong webpage for the spring semester. We all must follow these guidelines to keep our campus healthy.

    Today, we will host over 50 students and their families for Distinguished Preview Day. The day begins at 9:30 a.m. and concludes at 2 p.m. and will allow families an opportunity to tour the campus, attend academic, financial aid, and other informational sessions, enjoy lunch, and learn how to become a Crusader. We encourage you to welcome them as they move around the campus.

    Our spring sports begin this week. Athletics will limit Hayes Gymnasium attendance to participating teams and essential personnel to start the 2021 volleyball and basketball seasons. Athletics will Livestream each of the games in Hayes Gymnasium with the option of live statistics and periodical updates via Twitter in order for fans to follow the action during the first phase of the new Covid-19 guidelines. Men’s and women’s basketball is scheduled for a double-header tonight with Chowan starting at 5 p.m. Throughout the semester, check schedules and updates on future attendance policies on nguathletics.com and across social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

    The up-to-date information provided in the chart below shows the impact of COVID-19 since we resumed operations in late December, which means that it reflects exposure that ties back to the holidays. Dating back to August, amongst the nearly 3,000 members of the NGU community, just over 10% have reported positive. Due to the fact that we are now doing monitoring testing of student-athletes as we begin athletic competition, we are seeing an increased number of asymptomatic cases being reported; consequently, you’ll want to note that we are breaking out that number for you in the report this semester.

    Reported Positives

    1 22

    If you have been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19 and are showing symptoms, please complete a COVID-19 reporting form before returning to campus. A university contact tracer will follow up with you to determine your next steps. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 and have not completed a COVID-19 reporting form, please do so immediately and await further instruction.

    In the weeks to come, the University will be communicating applicable information regarding vaccinations. In the meantime, information is available through DHEC.

    Any updates directly affecting the community will be communicated through NGUofficial and NGUstrong. Please continue to check your email and the website to keep ourselves and others healthy and safe and, as always, NGU+YOU!

    COVID-19 Response Team

  • Jan. 15, 2021 – 9:15 a.m.

    Dear NGU Community,

    We hope you have had a fantastic first full week of classes. We want to thank you again for all you continue to do to accommodate our modified protocols. Please, keep up the excellent work! Continue to wear your face-coverings, observe physical distancing, and practice good hygiene.

    As a reminder, please take a moment to review these protocols and other updates made to the NGUstrong webpage for the spring semester. We all must follow these guidelines to keep our campus healthy.

    Today, we will host over 50 students and their families for Distinguished Preview Day. The day begins at 9:30 a.m. and concludes at 2 p.m. and will allow families an opportunity to tour the campus, attend academic, financial aid, and other informational sessions, enjoy lunch, and learn how to become a Crusader. We encourage you to welcome them as they move around the campus.

    Our spring sports begin this week. Athletics will limit Hayes Gymnasium attendance to participating teams and essential personnel to start the 2021 volleyball and basketball seasons. Athletics will Livestream each of the games in Hayes Gymnasium with the option of live statistics and periodical updates via Twitter in order for fans to follow the action during the first phase of the new Covid-19 guidelines. Men’s and women’s basketball is scheduled for a double-header tonight with Chowan starting at 5 p.m. Throughout the semester, check schedules and updates on future attendance policies on nguathletics.com and across social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

    The up-to-date information provided in the chart below shows the impact of COVID-19 since we resumed operations in late December, which means that it reflects exposure that ties back to the holidays. Dating back to August, amongst the nearly 3,000 members of the NGU community, just over 10% have reported positive. Due to the fact that we are now doing monitoring testing of student-athletes as we begin athletic competition, we are seeing an increased number of asymptomatic cases being reported; consequently, you’ll want to note that we are breaking out that number for you in the report this semester.

    Reported Positives

    If you have been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19 and are showing symptoms, please complete a COVID-19 reporting form before returning to campus. A university contact tracer will follow up with you to determine your next steps. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 and have not completed a COVID-19 reporting form, please do so immediately and await further instruction.

    In the weeks to come, the University will be communicating applicable information regarding vaccinations. In the meantime, information is available through DHEC.

    Any updates directly affecting the community will be communicated through NGUofficial and NGUstrong. Please continue to check your email and the website to keep ourselves and others healthy and safe and, as always, NGU+YOU!

    COVID-19 Response Team

  • Jan. 1, 2021 – 9 a.m.

    Dear NGU Community,

    Happy New Year and welcome back! It is our sincere hope that each of you and your loved ones have remained healthy and safe over Christmas break.

    Our commitment to protecting the health of our community remains unchanged. At every turn, we placed safety at the center of our planning for the fall semester. The same promise holds true for the spring. The use of appropriate face coverings is required of all individuals while on the Tigerville and Greer campus, except when alone in offices or rooms.

    We plan to begin the Spring 2021 semester as announced while offering necessary accommodations to those who may need to delay re-entry due to a reported positive case and have not cleared isolation, or someone who has reported exposure and is showing symptoms while awaiting test results. Please take a moment to review NGUstrong webpage for updates made for the spring semester.

    All members of the NGU community and visitors to the institution are expected to read our Notice of Risk. The Notice provides information we ask you to acknowledge and understand regarding the COVID‐19 virus.

    If you have been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19 and are showing symptoms, please complete a COVID-19 reporting form before returning to campus. A university contact tracer will follow up with you to determine your next steps. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 and have not completed a COVID-19 reporting form, please do so immediately and await further instruction.

    Classes begin on Jan. 4 for online/graduate/PA Medicine programs and on Jan. 7 for traditional undergraduate students. Spring break remains scheduled for March 8-12, and classes will conclude on April 25, with most final exams held between April 26 – 28. The last day of classes for online and graduate programs is May 2 and May 14 for the PA Medicine program. The University will communicate any needed adjustments to the academic calendar or other updates directly with the community through NGUofficial and NGUstrong, so please continue to check your email and monitor the website.

    We look forward to seeing our community back on our campuses, and to continue to do what it takes to keep ourselves and others healthy and safe and, as always, NGU+YOU!

    COVID-19 Response Team

  • 2020 Advisories

    Dear NGU Community,

    Spring Break is here! It is important to take this time to recharge your batteries.

    As we move into the break, we would like to remind you to make safe, responsible plans during this time away from campus. We appreciate all that you’ve been doing to accommodate our protocols. It is making a difference, and we encourage you to keep it up! Please don’t drop your guard; please avoid situations that put you at risk while on break. Continue to wear your face-coverings, observe physical distancing, and practice good hygiene.  

    At this time, the University does not require any community member to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. However, in South Carolina, faculty and staff now have the option to receive it through Phase 1B to begin Monday, March 8, 2021. We are pleased to provide an overview of the information on our NGUstrong webpage. Members of the NGU community living in other states should refer to their local/state health departments for updates. For more information, visit COVID-19 Vaccine on the SCDHEC website, or for additional questions, please contact NGU Clinic Coordinator and Campus Nurse Helen Neely at the NGU Clinic.

    Thank you to all who submitted memes for our NGU+You “Mask-up, Please” awareness campaign contest. It was a hard decision to choose just one. Adrianna Austin was our winner. Check our Facebook and Instagram accounts to see the winning meme.

    The up-to-date information provided in the chart below shows the impact of COVID-19 since we resumed operations in late December.

    Reported Positives

    During the break, our contact tracing team will remain engaged, so we ask that everyone (students, faculty, staff, guests, and contractors) continue to report COVID-19 exposure, symptoms, testing, and positive diagnosis by completing the NGU COVID-19 Reporting Form. Please resist the temptation to ignore reporting; our community’s well-being depends on timely and accurate information.

    Thank you for all you continue to do for NGU and each other. Enjoy a healthy and safe Spring Break and, as always, NGU+YOU!

    COVID-19 Response Team


NGU Will Continue to Monitor, Assess and Communicate

We want to assure Tigerville and Greer campus communities that we will continue to monitor this international health situation in a measured and proactive way and will continue to communicate to students as planning and decision-making progress.

The COVID-19 Response Team has been charged with overseeing the continuation of activities, both for employees and students. The plans will be informed by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) Guidance for Universities and Colleges, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Please send your suggestions, questions, and concerns via email to NGUofficial@ngu.edu. Continued updates to the Spring 2021 plan for opening will be frequently communicated using one or more of the following messaging platforms:

  • Posted signage throughout the campus
  • NGUstrong website
  • Social Media
  • University Email
  • Text message

What To Expect


University Spring Calendar

The University plans to operate on the regular academic calendar for Spring 2021. Students may leave and return to campus freely during the week, weekends, breaks, and holidays.

  • Friday, April 2 – Sunday, April 4 – Easter Break
  • Monday, April 26 – Wednesday, April 28 – Final Exams
  • Friday, April 30 – Commencement
  • Sunday, May 2 – End of Spring Online & Graduate Term
  • Friday, May 14 – End of PA Program Classes

Commencement Ceremony

In addition to our anticipated Spring 2021 graduating class, the Spring 2020 graduates have been presented with the opportunity to participate in one of three commencement ceremonies, including the April 2021 Commencement service. More information will be provided directly to graduating students via their NGU email.

Date: Friday, April 30, 2021

All attendees will be given the Notice of Risk. Safety protocols such as physical distancing, wearing face-coverings, providing hand sanitizing stations, and regular disinfectant cleaning will be implemented.

Health & Counseling Services

The NGU Clinic is here to help keep the NGU community healthy and safe. The Clinic, which will be staffed by a Nurse Practitioner or Nurse, is located at West Crain 111 (behind the athletic complex) and is operating on call-ahead appointments only. Students may arrange for an appointment by calling or texting the clinic at 864.901.7487. Masks are required for all appointments. The Clinic hours will be as follows:

  • Monday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m. – noon

It is understandable to feel uncertain or anxious during this pandemic. For students struggling with anxiety, please complete and submit the Counseling Form. If you believe you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call campus security at 864.569.9689 or 911.

Cleaning & Sanitization

The University’s cleaning routine has returned to pre-pandemic levels with the exception that touchpoints will continue to receive focused attention and extra cleaning. The focus will be on areas, such as keyboards, computer mouse, desk phones, switch plates, push bars, door handles, tabletops, arms of chairs, elevator buttons, restroom fixtures, water fountains, and handrails.

NGU COVID-19 Health Best Practices & Guidelines


Notice of Risk, Self-Isolation & Exposure

NGU Notice of Risk

We commit to giving our best effort in providing reasonable protocols to mitigate the opportunity for being exposed to COVID-19. However, the nature of a live-and-learn community such as NGU makes eliminating the potential contact with the coronavirus impossible.

All members of the NGU community and visitors to the institution will be expected to read our Notice of Risk. The Notice provides information we ask you to acknowledge and understand regarding the COVID‐19 virus. The Notice states:

Individuals who have been exposed as defined by the CDC are required to wear masks in all settings while on campus, including public areas of residence halls and individual dorm rooms where physical distancing is not possible, report your exposure with the NGU COVID-19 Reporting Form, and self-monitor for 10 days.  If individuals begin to show symptoms during the 10-day period, they should seek the attention of a medical provider, update the NGU COVID-19 Reporting Form, and take appropriate precautions. The campus nurse is available for temperature checks and symptom monitoring weekdays during posted clinic hours; however, if you have two or more symptoms, the recommendation is to get tested for COVID19.

Quarantine housing is not available for residential students who have been exposed to COVID-19. Students who may have been exposed may remain in their residence halls, but must follow the required mask protocol. It should be noted that it is possible exposed students may be rooming with other exposed students or with students who have tested positive for COVID19. Residential students who wish to move home during their prescribed self-monitoring or self-isolation may do so and should work directly with Residential Life regarding the protocol for exiting and returning to campus.

When a student tests as confirmed positive, we will ask the student to self-isolate for 10 days either off-campus or in an isolation dorm on campus. Any student who wishes to leave and go to a home address off-campus is encouraged to do so but cannot return until the isolation period is up, and the student has been cleared by the NGU COVID Team to return.

While in isolation at NGU, the Office of Campus Ministry and Student Engagement will have a representative check in daily to ensure students have everything needed during their stay in isolation. Students in an isolation area on campus will be provided food for the duration of their stay. Depending on their meal plan, meals or Crusader Bucks will be deducted accordingly. Students will also have other personnel checking in to see how they are doing health-wise; further, students will have access to telehealth to connect with a counselor.

In alignment with CDC criteria, when returning to campus from off-site isolation, students must wait:

  • At least 10 days since symptoms first appeared and
  • At least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication and
  • Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving**

**Loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation.

Students will need to provide medical documentation to the NGU Clinic upon return to campus.

Reporting & Tracing

NGU will practice contact tracing to lower the possible spread of COVID-19. The NGU community, guests and contractors are asked to report COVID-19 exposure, symptoms, testing and/or positive diagnosis by completing the NGU COVID-19 Reporting Form. Students should only respond to official follow-up from someone identified as an NGU contact tracer. We will seek to protect confidentiality and privacy but may need to share information for accurate and timely tracing.

Campus Visitors

We welcome guests and family members to attend NGU activities at our Tigerville and Greer campuses. We planned a rich menu of theatre, music, athletic, and prospective student visit opportunities for the spring, and we are ready to host you well. We ask that visitors abide by the University guidelines for physical distancing, self-screening, and face-coverings. Guests will be notified in advance by the hosting department if certain activities require enhanced protocols such as required usage of face-coverings.

All visitors to the institution are expected to read our Notice of Risk.

Prospective Student Visits

  • Specific protocols for prospective student visits at our Tigerville and Greer campuses are located on the Plan Your Visit page.

Athletic Events

  • We are hopeful spectators will be permitted to attend games but are following the guidance of the NCAA, Conference Carolinas, and Gulf South Conference.

Cultural Events (theatre, band, choir, art, etc.)

  • The NGU’s Cline School of Music and School of Theatre are hopeful of welcoming audiences in-person at events this fall. Check out the cultural events calendar for the latest events and information. COVID-19 protocols will be in place for any such events.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is there a risk of being exposed to COVID-19 at NGU?

    NGU NOTICE OF RISK: While our goal is to safeguard the health and safety of the North Greenville University (NGU) community, there is risk of infection by associating with the University. As the COVID‐19 virus is highly contagious and could be contracted from a variety of sources, our institution wants to ensure you are aware of the risks associated with being on campus at NGU. The COVID‐19 virus has a long incubation period; you or the campus staff may have the virus and not show symptoms and yet still be highly contagious. Due to the frequency and timing of interactions by students, employees, and visitors, the characteristics of the virus, and the characteristics of attending campus activities, there is a risk of you contracting the virus by merely being on campus.

    Due to the potential risk of exposure, the NGU community and guests are asked to practice social distancing, engage in frequent handwashing, refrain from activities known to spread the virus, and to wear appropriate face-coverings. Events, places, and instances on campus where face-coverings are required will be posted and/or announced in advance. Members of the NGU community and guests to the campus are expected to familiarize themselves with NGU’s practices and protocols regarding COVID19 (ngu.edu/SP21NGUstrong), as well as guidance from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.​

  • If NGU transitions to only offering online classes after the semester begins, will I receive a refund?

    NGU has developed a plan to operate on a spring semester academic calendar and with learning opportunities offered in-person, with some modifications due to COVID-19 precautions or limitations. Should it become necessary to end all in-person learning opportunities due to COVID-19, the University intends to offer residential students an opportunity to remain in the residence halls with additional modified access to support services. Of course, in those circumstances residential students may move out if they choose to do so in accordance with University procedures. If it becomes necessary to close the residence halls and thus require students to move out, the University will attempt to give as much notice as practicable. Regardless of whether the learning opportunities transition to virtual learning, NGU plans to complete the semester’s academic offerings, so no tuition adjustments are anticipated regardless of form of delivery. Should circumstances require changes in services this semester, the University will review implications regarding students’ accounts specifically as they relate to payments owed or credits to be received for room or board, and will communicate details as soon as they are available.

  • What is the plan for when someone tests as confirmed or is presumed positive for COVID-19?

    When a student tests as confirmed or is presumed positive, we will ask the student to self-isolate for 10 days. While special housing may be available to residential students to self-isolate, it cannot be guaranteed, which may result in students staying in their residence halls or apartment rooms during self-isolation. Any student who wishes to leave and go to a home address off-campus is encouraged to do so but cannot return until the isolation period is up, and the student has been cleared to return.

    While in isolation at NGU, the Office of Campus Ministry and Student Engagement will have a representative check in daily to ensure students have everything needed during their stay in isolation. Students in an isolation area on campus will be provided food for the duration of their stay. Depending on their meal plan, meals or Crusader Bucks will be deducted accordingly. Students will also have other personnel checking in to see how they are doing health-wise; further, students will have access to telehealth to connect with a counselor.

  • What happens if I am exposed to COVID-19?

    Individuals who have been exposed as defined by the CDC are required to wear masks in all settings while on campus, including public areas of residence halls and individual dorm rooms where physical distancing is not possible, and self-monitor for 10 days. If individuals begin to show symptoms during the 10-day period, they should seek the attention of a medical provider and take appropriate precautions. A nurse is available for temperature checks and symptom monitoring weekdays during posted clinic hours.

  • Has anyone from the NGU community tested positive for COVID-19?

    Yes, a small number of individuals from within the NGU community have reported that they have tested positive over the course of the last six months. Protocols as recommended by the CDC, SCDHEC and as implemented by NGU, have been followed. To date, no cases have resulted in hospitalization or linked to spread within classrooms.

    The NGU community, guests and contractors are asked to report COVID-19 testing, exposure and/or positive diagnosis by completing the NGU COVID-19 Reporting Form.

  • I’m in a high-risk group due to my health condition. May I live in university housing?

    You may be permitted to do so but will need to understand and acknowledge the potential of exposure and associated risk to your health.

    If you have any medical concerns about living in campus housing, we recommend you reach out via email to the Office of Residence Life and Housing. They will work with you to explore different on-campus housing options. All students are responsible for their health. If you are in the high-risk category, or concerned for your health, please contact us; we provide several medical accommodation options. The Office of Residence Life and Housing will help guide you through the process of seeking accommodations or housing exemptions. At any point in the year, a student commuting may request to move into campus housing.

  • If COVID-19 flares back up, will campus housing shut down?

    Our goal is to set up a housing operation that can continue to house students here at North Greenville if a flare-up occurs, unless instructed to do otherwise by local, state, or federal authorities.

  • What should I do if I feel sick?

    NGU provides a clinic on campus to help students when feeling sick or have minor injuries. A Nurse Practitioner or nurse will be available at the NGU clinic, Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday.

    Students and employees may arrange for an appointment by calling or texting the clinic at 864.901.7487.

    NGU community members that show symptoms consistent with the coronavirus should fill out NGU’s COVID-19 Reporting Form and seek immediate medical direction.

  • Due to possible COVID-19 cases, I’m nervous about living with a roommate and being around others. What can I do?

    Limited single room housing is available. Should a student have concerns about living on campus in residential housing they may request an accommodation (see accommodation section). To qualify for an accommodation, the student will be asked to provide medical documentation that demonstrates increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 as defined by the CDC guidelines. The University is committed to working with each student to provide a residential space that meets their needs.

  • How will we practice physical distancing in on-campus living and common areas?
  • Will I be required to wear a face-covering?

    Out of an abundance of caution, effective immediately and until further notice, the University requires mandatory use of face-coverings at all times while on campus with the following exceptions:

    • Individuals and/or courses with face-mask exemptions
    • Outdoors when separated by at least 6 feet at all times
    • In assigned residence hall rooms with assigned roommates
    • Alone while in offices

    While traveling together in vehicles, members of the NGU community are also strongly advised to wear face-coverings at all times. See information on NGU’s face-covering guidelines.

  • Where can I find personal protective equipment (PPE) at the university?

    The campus store will provide a limited selection of personal protection equipment for purchase.

  • Will I be required to be tested for COVID-19?

    Mandatory testing is not required, but strongly recommended. North Greenville University’s approach to testing is informed by Guidance for Universities and Colleges issued by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC), which does not recommend required testing at universities and colleges.

  • How will I be notified if I have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19?

    Responsibility for official contact tracing in South Carolina is assigned to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC), which has employed professional contact tracers who are following up on reports of positive tests in our area. Select North Greenville University employees have been trained to follow up with individuals who have submitted a COVID-19 reporting form to determine if there is immediate risk of infection, in which case affected individuals will be notified. However, since neither SCDHEC nor NGU can guarantee notification, members of the NGU community are reminded of the risk of infection and advised to mask-up, practice social distancing whenever possible, and wash their hands regularly.

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