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As of 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.
  • Take a proactive role in monitoring yourself to detect the possible presence of COVID-19 early, which reduces the spread.

Completing the fall 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.

As of 1/6/22Tigerville StudentsTigerville FacultyTigerville StaffGreer StudentsGreer FacultyGreer StaffOnlineOtherTotal
Active230 8 1010134
On-Campus Isolation100000001
Off-Campus Isolation22081010133
Hospitalized000000000
Asymptomatic100000001
Symptomatic22081010133
Recovered1779 2462014223
Asymptomatic27000000027
Symptomatic15092462014196
Totals20093272115257
Asymptomatic28000000028
Symptomatic17293272115229

Campus Advisory

  • January 19, 2022 – 8 a.m.

    Dear NGU Community,

    We hope everyone enjoyed the extended holiday weekend taking a little break from classes and enjoying our winter wonderland. We also hope that you were able to pause and reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a tireless advocate for civil rights.

    As a reminder, both the Tigerville and Greer campuses will officially reopen this afternoon at 12 noon. We are thankful for our Campus Enhancement Services team’s work in clearing our sidewalks and walkways but be aware that wet patches may refreeze overnight. Please use caution as you move around the campus.

    If for any reason employees are unable to return to work today, please contact your supervisor to discuss arrangements regarding your absence.

    As you will note above, even though the current active case count is down compared to last week, we had another active week of reported positive cases. Please continue wearing your face-coverings, observing physical distancing, and practicing good hygiene.  

    If you were exposed, have developed symptoms, or received a COVID positive test over the break, please report by completing the COVID-19 Reporting Form.  A university contact tracer will follow up with you to determine your next steps. 

    The NGU community is encouraged to monitor the website and email for additional updates. 

    Stay healthy and safe! 

    COVID-19 Response Team  

  • January 13, 2022 – 2 p.m.

    Dear NGU Community,

    We hope you had a fantastic first week of classes.

    As you will note below, we had an active week of reported positive cases. The Omicron variant is easily transmitted, so as we head into the holiday weekend, please continue wearing your face-coverings, observing physical distancing, and practicing good hygiene.

    Winter Storm Advisory

    As you head home for the extended weekend, please be assured that University officials are monitoring the approaching weather system. As the forecast currently includes significant snowfall, ice, and wind, students who choose to remain on campus are advised that they may experience a disruption of services, including the loss of power and heat. If you are traveling away from campus, please be prepared for the possibility of virtual learning early in the week, should that become necessary due to travel conditions.

    Campus facilities, activities, and classes may be impacted from  Saturday evening through Tuesday. Any updates directly affecting the community will be communicated through NGUofficial, text, and on the NGU website. 

    The up-to-date information provided in the chart above shows active reported cases as of January 12, 2022 and cumulative activity since January 1, 2022.

    Please continue to report exposure, symptoms, or a positive test; we continue to ask that you complete a COVID-19 Reporting Form.  A university contact tracer will follow up with you to determine your next steps. 

    Have a safe holiday weekend!

    COVID-19 Response Team 

  • January 6, 2022 – 11:17 a.m.

    Dear NGU Community,

    It is great to have everyone back on our campuses for the Spring 2022 semester. We also extend a warm welcome to all new students to the NGU Family.

    As we begin the semester, we encourage everyone to continue to take COVID-19 seriously and do our part to limit its spread. In the chart provided above, you will see that we are starting the year with a significant surge in the number of reported cases. As a result, effective immediately, the following face-covering protocol is in effect:

    Modified Face-covering Protocol

    Effective immediately and until further notice, face-coverings are required in all classrooms, where at the discretion of the instructor, social distancing (minimum spacing of 6 feet between persons) is not feasible and in all large indoor group gatherings of 50 or more. Exceptions to this protocol require prior approval. The use of face-coverings and social distancing is strongly encouraged in all other indoor settings.

    Also, please note the following change to the University’s isolation protocol, which is based upon the CDC’s recent recommendation:

    If members of the NGU community receive a positive test, they will be required to self-isolate for five days from the date of testing. If asymptomatic or if symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours), individuals are required to wear a mask for five additional days in all settings. In extenuating circumstances, limited space may be available to residential students to self-isolate; however, it cannot be guaranteed. Please note that after the 5-day isolation period, individuals who need to use the dining hall may only utilize the take-out option for the subsequent 5-days after clearing isolation.

    We must continue to self-monitor and practice good hygiene. We all must follow NGU guidelines to keep our campus healthy. Please take a moment to review our protocols and other updates made to the NGUstrong webpage for the spring semester.

    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.

    Please know that the University continues to be committed to protecting the health of our community. We placed safety at the center of our planning for the fall semester, and it remains our promise for the spring.

    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.

    COVID-19 Response Team

Campus Advisory Archive

  • 2021 Advisories

    December 2, 2021

    Dear NGU Community,  

    Congratulations, you’ve made it through another semester of classes. With only exams remaining, we ask that you keep up the excellent work a few more days! We wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to all of you for your work, compassion and sacrifice following our COVID-19 protocols throughout this fall semester.     

    While cases remain relatively low, as you will see below, we’ve had a slight uptick after the Thanksgiving break. We ask you to please stay vigilant, practice good hygiene, and continue to monitor yourself through self-screening for these last few days on campus.   

    We are hosting over 60 students and family members today for Distinguished Preview Day. This event allows families an opportunity to tour the campus, attend informational sessions, and enjoy lunch. We encourage you to welcome them as they move around the campus.      

    Tomorrow, Tigerville will host its second annual Christmas Festival highlighted by a Christmas Parade on Tigerville Road. The Festival will begin at 10 a.m. and will feature a variety of food options and music as guests assemble for the 11 a.m. parade. The parade route will proceed north from Highway 414 and Highway 253 intersection to Tigerville Elementary School Road, then east and south to Highway 414. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Tigerville Fire Department. The event is organized by various businesses in the local community, with NGU as the lead sponsor. Take a break from studying for finals and enjoy some Christmas cheer.  

    NGU will host an Alumni Connect at the Upcountry History Museum in the Norman Rockwell exhibit on Tuesday, Dec. 7. We will celebrate the Christmas season while enjoying the Norman Rockwell “Home for the Holidays” exhibit and hearing President Fant read the Christmas Story. The beloved exhibition, featuring more than 40 of Norman Rockwell’s most memorable and enduring holiday images, will make its South Carolina debut. The exhibit includes original artifacts and four full-size original Norman Rockwell holiday-themed oil paintings. Admission to the museum and the reception is $10 per person, with kids under 12 admitted free. NGU alumni, donors, friends, and personnel are invited to attend, which begins at 6 p.m. at the museum located at 540 Buncombe Street, Greenville, SC 29601. Face-coverings are encouraged but optional. Payment made be made in advance or upon arrival at the museum.  

    The up-to-date information provided in the chart below shows the impact of COVID-19 since August 1, 2021.  

    Reported Positives   

    North Greenville University

    Please continue to report exposure, symptoms, or a positive test; we continue to ask that you complete a COVID-19 Reporting Form.  

    We look forward to seeing our community back here for the spring semester.   

    Finish strong! 

    COVID-19 Response Team

     

    November 18, 2021

    Dear NGU Community,  

    It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is a week away—the semester has simply flown by. As we move into the break, we would like to remind you to make safe, responsible plans during this time away from campus. Thank you for your diligence and continued support as we work together to keep the NGU community healthy. We continue to give thanks that we have no reported active cases or positive cases reported since Nov 7. God is good! 

    This weekend, we are hosting prospective students and their families for Scholars Weekend. These are the most gifted and accomplished first-year applicants. During the weekend, they will be interviewed by distinguished faculty, staff, alumni, and board members; participate in group discussions and other academic experiences; tour our beautiful campus and attend dinner with President Fant. We encourage you to welcome them as they move around the campus.  

    Dining Services Hours of Operation 

    Todd Dining Hall 

    • Tues., Nov. 23 – closes at 2 p.m. 
    • Sun., Nov. 28 – opens at 5 p.m. 

    Chick-fil-A  

    • Tues., Nov. 23 – closes at 2 p.m. 
    • Mon., Nov. 29 – will operate on a regular schedule 

    Papa John’s/General Store  

    • Tues., Nov. 23 – 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. 
    • Wed., Nov. 24 – 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. 
    • Thurs., Nov. 25 – Closed 
    • Fri., Nov. 26 – Closed  
    • Sat., Nov. 27 – Closed 
    • Sun., Nov. 28 – 1 p.m. – 11 p.m. 

    Campus Security Gates  

    All gates will operate on a regular schedule on Tues., Nov. 23. Once closed, all gates will remain closed until 7 a.m. Sun., Nov. 28, except for the entrance at Campus Safety and Security, which will remain open 24/7. All buildings will be locked at 6 p.m. on Tues., Nov. 23. 

    The up-to-date information provided in the chart below shows the impact of COVID-19 since August 1, 2021.  

    Reported Positives   

    North Greenville University

    Please continue to report exposure, symptoms, or a positive test, we continue to ask that you complete a COVID-19 Reporting Form

    We hope that you return to us replenished and energized, ready to study and tackle finals. Let’s make a pact to have a strong finish.  

    Enjoy your break! 

    COVID-19 Response Team 

     

    November 12, 2021

    Dear NGU Community, 

    We hope you are enjoying the beautiful fall weather we’ve had this week. Thank you for your diligence and continued support as we work together to keep the NGU community healthy.

    For those remaining on campus, please take advantage of the events planned this weekend. Tonight at 7 p.m., the NGU Community Orchestra and Concert Choir will present “Lest We Forget,” a concert commemorating the 80th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the 20th anniversary of September 11 in Turner Chapel. The School of Theatre has opened its production of “Leaving Iowa.” Tickets for both these events are available at the School of Theatre Box Office. On Saturday, we will honor our veterans and current members of our nation’s military at our final home football game against Shorter University at noon in Younts Stadium. Tickets may be picked up during lunch today in the dining hall and at the gate before the game.

    The up-to-date information provided in the chart below shows the impact of COVID-19 since August 1, 2021.

    Reported Positives  

    North Greenville University

    Please continue to report exposure, symptoms, or a positive test, we continue to ask that you complete a COVID-19 Reporting Form.  

    Have a great weekend! 

    COVID-19 Response Team

     

    November 5, 2021

    Dear NGU Community,  

    We hope you had a great week of classes as we draw closer to the end of the semester. While cases remain relatively low, as you will see below, we’ve had a slight uptick this week. We ask you to please stay vigilant, practice good hygiene, and continue to monitor yourself through self-screening.  

    The up-to-date information provided in the chart below shows the impact of COVID-19 since August 1, 2021.   

    Reported Positives 

    North Greenville University

    Please continue to report exposure, symptoms, or a positive test, we continue to ask that you complete a COVID-19 Reporting Form.  

    Have a great weekend! 

    COVID-19 Response Team  

     

    October 28, 2021

    Dear NGU Community, 

    We continue to see very few positive cases on our campuses. Thank you for all you are doing to keep our community healthy!  

    This weekend the Department of Campus Ministries and Student Engagement will host undergraduate family members for Family Weekend. We encourage you to welcome them as they move around the campus.    

    Also, our fall sports will be wrapping up soon. For those remaining on campus this weekend, we have several athletic events for your enjoyment. Our tennis teams will take on Tusculum tomorrow at 2 p.m. in the Vance Tennis Complex and women’s volleyball will play Erskine at 7 p.m. in Hayes Gymnasium. On Saturday, our football team will battle the University of West Alabama at noon in Younts Stadium and men’s soccer will face the Bruins of Carolina University at 6 p.m. in Pepsi Stadium.

    The up-to-date information provided in the chart below shows the impact of COVID-19 since August 1, 2021. 

    Reported Positives  

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    Please continue to monitor yourself through self-screening. To report exposure, symptoms, or a positive test, we continue to ask that you complete a COVID-19 Reporting Form.  

    Have a safe weekend!

    COVID-19 Response Team 

     

    October 22, 2021

    Dear NGU Community, 

    Fall Break is here! We hope you will 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 are pleased to report that we continue to see very few positive cases on our campuses. Please, keep up the excellent work!  

    Prisma Health is sponsoring a second COVID-19 Mobile Vaccination Clinic on our Tigerville Campus Wednesday, Oct. 27. Appointments are not required. Everyone will be able to drive-thru between 9 a.m. and noon. The Pfizer vaccine will be available free of charge to those 12 and older needing a first or second dose and those who meet certain qualifications for a booster or third dose. The Mobile Clinic will again be set up in the parking lot located behind the library. Please stay in your cars through the whole process with your face-covering on. If you do not have a face-covering, one will be provided. Please bring a photo ID and/or Driver’s License or Passport. Contact Helen Neely in the NGU Clinic at helen.neely@ngu.edu with any questions. 

    The up-to-date information provided in the chart below shows the impact of COVID-19 since August 1, 2021. 

    Reported Positives  

     

    North Greenville UniversityDuring the break, our contact tracing team will remain engaged, so we ask for your continued diligence in monitoring yourself through self-screening. To report exposure, symptoms, or a positive test, we continue to ask that you complete a COVID-19 Reporting Form.  

     

    Enjoy a healthy and safe Fall Break! 

    COVID-19 Response Team 

     

    October 14, 2021

    Dear NGU Community, 

    Fall Break is here! We hope you will 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 are pleased to report that we continue to see very few positive cases on our campuses. Please, keep up the excellent work!  

    Prisma Health is sponsoring a second COVID-19 Mobile Vaccination Clinic on our Tigerville Campus Wednesday, Oct. 27. Appointments are not required. Everyone will be able to drive-thru between 9 a.m. and noon. The Pfizer vaccine will be available free of charge to those 12 and older needing a first or second dose and those who meet certain qualifications for a booster or third dose. The Mobile Clinic will again be set up in the parking lot located behind the library. Please stay in your cars through the whole process with your face-covering on. If you do not have a face-covering, one will be provided. Please bring a photo ID and/or Driver’s License or Passport. Contact Helen Neely in the NGU Clinic at helen.neely@ngu.edu with any questions. 

    The up-to-date information provided in the chart below shows the impact of COVID-19 since August 1, 2021. 

    Reported Positives  

    North Greenville University

    During the break, our contact tracing team will remain engaged, so we ask for your continued diligence in monitoring yourself through self-screening. To report exposure, symptoms, or a positive test, we continue to ask that you complete a COVID-19 Reporting Form.  

    Enjoy a healthy and safe Fall Break! 

    COVID-19 Response Team 

     

    October 8, 2021

    Dear NGU Community, 

    We hope you had a great week of classes. We are pleased to report that we continue to see very few positive cases on our campuses. There are currently no Tigerville residential students impacted this week. Please, keep up the excellent work!  

    Today, we are hosting over 100 students and family members for Distinguished Preview Day. The day begins at 9 a.m. and concludes at 2:15 p.m. and will allow families an opportunity to tour the campus, attend informational sessions, and enjoy lunch. We encourage you to welcome them as they move around the campus.   

    Also, the College of Education will host a Teacher Appreciation Day tomorrow at our football game against West Florida at 7 p.m. All current and retired educators and Teacher Cadets are invited to receive two complimentary tickets to the game. If you know any educators that would like to attend, please let them know. They can check-in at the NGU College of Education booth near the ticket window when they arrive to receive their tickets.

    The up-to-date information provided in the chart below shows the impact of COVID-19 since August 1, 2021. 

    Reported Positives  

    NGU Strong

    We ask for your continued diligence in monitoring yourself through self-screening. To report exposure, symptoms, or a positive test, we continue to ask that you complete a COVID-19 Reporting Form.  

    Enjoy your weekend! 

    COVID-19 Response Team 

     

    September 30, 2021

    Dear NGU Community,

    We hope you have had a great Homecoming Week! Thank you for what you all are doing to keep our campus healthy. As you see in the chart below, our case numbers continue to drop. We ask for your continued diligence in monitoring yourself through self-screening. Please keep up the excellent work!

    We look forward to having many of our alumni back on campus this weekend for Homecoming. We encourage you to welcome them as they move around the campus.   

    The up-to-date information provided in the chart below shows the impact of COVID-19 since August 1, 2021.

    Reported Positives

    NGU Strong

    To report exposure, symptoms, or a positive test, we continue to ask that you complete a COVID-19 Reporting Form.

    Thank you for all you continue to do for NGU and each other. Enjoy the homecoming weekend!

    COVID-19 Response Team

     

    September 23, 2021

    Dear NGU Community, 

    Thank you for your cooperation in accommodating our face-covering protocol in classrooms. As you see in the chart below, our case numbers have continued to drop. Consequently, the face-covering protocol will be modified accordingly:  

    Effective immediately and until further notice, the use of face-coverings is no longer required in all indoor settings; however, we do strongly encourage the use of face-coverings, especially when social distancing is not possible. Beginning on Monday, September 27, chapel services will resume fully in-person and with open seating. Section 100 (and 500 if necessary) will be reserved for those desiring to wear face-coverings. 

    The COVID-19 Response Team will continue to monitor active cases. Should it become necessary to do so, the face-covering and large group protocols remain subject to modification.  We ask you to continue to practice appropriate hand washing hygiene, with soap and water, or alcohol-based hand sanitizer, and monitor yourself through self-screening to increase the chances of detecting the virus, and reducing the spread.  

    Prisma Health is sponsoring a COVID-19 Mobile Vaccination Clinic to administer the Pfizer vaccine on our campus next Wednesday, Sept. 29. The vaccine is available free of charge to anyone 12 and older associated with our campus and the local community who has not yet received a COVID-19 vaccine. All participants must register and pick a time slot. Review the available slots and register with an email address and contact phone number to be reached if any schedule changes occur. No personal information entered will be shared outside of Prisma Health. For more information contact Helen Neely in the NGU Clinic, at helen.neely@ngu.edu 

    Next week is Homecoming Week! The Offices of Alumni Engagement and Campus Ministries and Student Engagement have a week packed with Homecoming events. They encourage all students, faculty, staff, family, fans, and alumni to display their team spirit and wear our team colors all week long. Please promote your love for NGU by posting updates to NGU social media channels, tagging fellow students, colleagues, and alumni.  

    The up-to-date information provided in the chart below shows the impact of COVID-19 since August 1, 2021.  

    Reported Positives 

    North Greenville University

    We ask for your continued diligence in monitoring yourself through self-screening. To report exposure, symptoms, or a positive test, we continue to ask that you complete a COVID-19 Reporting Form.  

    Have a safe weekend! 

    COVID-19 Response Team 

     

    September 17, 2021

    Dear NGU Community,

    Thank you for all you are doing to accommodate our face-covering protocol. As you see in the chart below, our active case numbers continue to drop. Because of these encouraging numbers, the protocol is being revised as noted below.

    Modified Face-Covering Protocol

    Effective immediately and until further notice, face-coverings are only required in all classrooms where, at the instructor’s discretion, social distancing (minimum spacing of 6 feet between persons) is not feasible and in all large indoor group gatherings of 50 or more. Exceptions to this protocol require prior approval. The use of face-coverings and social distancing is strongly encouraged in all other indoor settings.

    The COVID-19 Response Team will continue to monitor the situation. The University reserves the right to make any necessary changes if needed. Please keep up the excellent work!

    As announced yesterday, Prisma Health will sponsor a Pop-Up Drive-Thru Clinic to administer the Pfizer vaccine on the Tigerville campus on Wednesday, September 29 from 9 a.m. to noon. The vaccine is available free of charge to anyone 12 and older associated with our campuses and the local community. More information is available online. 

    Next week is 1892 Week. Be on the lookout for event details during the week to help us celebrate our institution’s founding.  

    The up-to-date information provided in the chart below shows the impact of COVID-19 since August 1, 2021.

    Reported Positives

    NGU Strong

    We ask for your continued diligence in monitoring yourself through self-screening. To report exposure, symptoms, or a positive test, we continue to ask that you complete a COVID-19 Reporting Form.

    Have a great weekend!

    COVID-19 Response Team

     

     

    September 10, 2021

    Dear NGU Community,

    We hope you had a fantastic Labor Day Weekend. We want to thank you again for all you continue to do to accommodate our face-covering protocol. As you see in the chart below, this temporary measure is working. Please, keep up the excellent work! 

    Tomorrow, we will host over 90 students and family members for Distinguished Preview Day. The day begins at 9 a.m. and concludes at 2:15 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. 

    Also, in remembrance of the 9/11 attacks on our country, the Young Americans for Freedom chapter placed American flags on the Student Center field to honor the Americans who lost their lives that day. A brief ceremony starting at 9:11 a.m. on Saturday will honor the fallen. All those on campus this weekend are invited to attend.    

    The up-to-date information provided in the chart below shows the impact of COVID-19 since August 1, 2021.

    Reported Positives

    NGU Strong

    We ask for your continued diligence in monitoring yourself through self-screening. To report exposure, symptoms, or a positive test, we continue to ask that you complete a COVID-19 Reporting Form.

    Enjoy your weekend!

    COVID-19 Response Team

     

    September 3, 2021

    Dear NGU Community,

    The Labor Day weekend is here and no doubt everyone is looking forward to taking a little break. As we do, the COVID-19 Response Team encourages us all to make safe, responsible plans to protect against the spread.

    Many thanks for adhering to our recently modified face-covering protocol requiring face-coverings in all indoor public places, except while eating or drinking or when alone in offices or dorm rooms. We need your help in making sure this is only a brief modification for our campus.

    The temporary measures associated with NGU Chapel will remain in effect next week.   There will not be an in-person chapel service Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021. Instead, the chapel message will be recorded and posted on the NGU Chapel Boxcast and YouTube pages. Quizzes will be available on Blackboard.

    For those remaining on campus this weekend, we have several athletic events for your enjoyment. Our first home football game against the Saints from Limestone University will be tomorrow at 7 p.m. in Younts Stadium. Also, our men’s soccer team will take on Georgia Southwestern State in Pepsi Stadium at 11 a.m. Saturday morning.

    The up-to-date information provided in the chart below shows the impact of COVID-19 since August 1, 2021.

    Reported Positives

    North Greenville University

    We ask for your continued diligence in monitoring yourself through self-screening. To report exposure, symptoms, or a positive test, we continue to ask that you complete a COVID-19 Reporting Form. A contact tracer will be in touch with you to discuss the next steps.

    We hope you have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend.

    COVID-19 Response Team

     

    August 31, 2021

    Dear NGU Community, 

    As noted below, the NGU community is experiencing a significant increase in reported COVID-19 cases. Consequently, effective immediately, face-coverings are required in all indoor public places, except while eating or drinking, or when alone in offices or dorm rooms.

    This applies to all students, faculty, staff, and guests at both campuses. 

    This revised protocol will remain in effect until further notice.

    North Greenville University

    Thank you for your cooperation and for helping keep NGU’s community a safer place for all individuals. 

    COVID-19 Response Team

     

    August 27, 2021

    Dear NGU Community, 

    We hope you are having a great start to the fall semester. Many thanks to our campus community for adhering to our COVID-19 protocols. The COVID-19 Response Team continues to monitor the effect COVID-19 has on our campus and will communicate any changes in our protocols. We ask for your continued diligence in monitoring yourself through self-screening as early detection helps reduce the spread. For a list of symptoms, visit the Self-Screening webpage. 

    As a reminder, the university is not requiring face-coverings; however, we strongly encourage you to wear them while indoors, especially where social distancing is not possible. If we see a marked increase in cases, we may shift to required use of masks. Should that be the case, it would apply to all members of the community. If you prefer to wear face-coverings while in Turner Chapel, please note that sections 100 and 500 (if necessary) are set aside as face-covering only seating. 

    This week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first COVID-19 vaccine, known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. The latest information regarding COVID-19 vaccines is available on the CDC website and the SCDHEC website. While North Greenville University community members are strongly encouraged to consult with their physician or other healthcare advisor regarding the COVID-19 vaccines, NGU does not require proof of vaccination for faculty, staff, students, or guests. Formore information about our vaccination protocol, please visit our Vaccine Information web page.  

    The up-to-date information provided in the chart below shows the impact of COVID-19 since August 1, 2021.  

    Reported Positives

    North Greenville University

    To report exposure, symptoms, or a positive test, we continue to ask that you complete a COVID-19 Reporting Form. A contact tracer will be in touch with you to discuss the next steps. 

    All safety protocols and policy updates will be communicated campus-wide through the NGUstrong website, NGUofficial email, social media, text message, and posted signage around campus. And, as always, NGU+YOU!

    COVID-19 Response Team

     

    August 20, 2021

    Dear NGU Community,

    Welcome to the Fall 2021 semester. We are very excited for the semester to begin. It was thrilling to see the cars pulling onto campus on Saturday as we welcomed our new and transfer students for New Student Orientation. And we were just as eager to see our returning students back with us this week.

    We want to assure the Tigerville and Greer campus communities that University leadership and the COVID-19 Response Team will continue to monitor the effect COVID-19 has on our community and continue to communicate any changes in our protocols. 

    We ask you to continue to play a proactive role in helping keep NGU’s community a safer place for all individuals. Monitoring yourself through self-screening will increase the chances of detecting the possible presence of COVID-19, including the Delta variant, and early detection helps reduce the spread. For a list of symptoms, visit the Self-Screening webpage.

    Currently, the university is not requiring face-coverings; however, we strongly encourage you to wear them while indoors, especially where social distancing is not possible. If we see a marked increase in cases, we may shift to required use of masks. Should that be the case, it would apply to all members of the community.

    The up-to-date information provided in the chart below shows the impact of COVID-19 since August 1, 2021.

    Reported Positives

    North Greenville University

    To report exposure, symptoms, or a positive test, we continue to ask that you complete a COVID-19 Reporting Form. A contact tracer will be in touch with you to discuss the next steps. 

    All safety protocols and policy updates will be communicated campus-wide through the NGUstrong website, NGUofficial email, social media, text message, and posted signage around campus. And, as always, NGU+YOU!

    COVID-19 Response Team

     

    August 13, 2021

    Dear NGU Community,

    It’s back to school time! It is our sincere hope that each of you and your loved ones have remained healthy and safe over the summer break! We have missed you and look forward to having everyone back on campus to begin a new school year. And we look forward to welcoming new members to our community – faculty, staff and students!

    North Greenville University remains vigilant against the potential impact of COVID-19.  As was the case last year, safety protocols and policy updates will be communicated campus-wide during the school year through the NGUstrong website, NGUofficial email, social media, text message, and posted signage around campus.

    The COVID-19 Response Team, together with NGU’s Senior Leadership Council and with guidance from local, state, and federal agencies, have approved a number of protocols for Fall 2021, including those that are listed below. Should data, regulations, or guidance warrant changes or modifications to protocols, the University will give as much notice to the community as possible.

    Vaccinations

    While the North Greenville University community members are strongly encouraged to consult with their physician or other healthcare advisor regarding the COVID-19 vaccines, NGU does not require proof of vaccination for faculty, staff, students, or guests. If third-party organizations require vaccination for participation in activities (e.g., accrediting body, athletic conference, student teaching location, clinical site, local health department, etc.), the participant must follow 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. The latest information regarding COVID-19 vaccines is available on the CDC website and the SCDHEC website. For more information about our vaccination protocol, please visit our Vaccine Information web page.

    Face-coverings

    Members of the University community, including guests who visit campus, are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings. However, as a rule, the use of masks, face cloths, or face coverings is not required. Any exceptions to this protocol will be communicated to the community in writing. We ask students to bring face-coverings with them in case of exposure and/or developing symptoms. More information is available on the Face Coverings web page.

    Self-Assessment

    We ask you to continue to play a proactive role in helping keep NGU’s community a safer place for all individuals. Monitoring yourself through self-screening will increase the chances of detecting the possible presence of COVID-19, including the Delta variant, and early detection helps reduce the spread. People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. For a list of symptoms, visit the Self-Screening webpage.

    International Travel

    Students and employees returning from any international travel (school-sponsored or personal) should self-monitor for 14 days upon return to the USA. During this period of self-monitoring, travelers should social distance and wear a face covering when in shared spaces. Travelers traveling to and from CDC Level 4 countries are required to quarantine for 72  hours.

    The up-to-date information provided in the chart below shows the impact of COVID-19 since August 1, 2021.

    Reported Positives

    North Greenville University

    To report exposure, symptoms, or a positive test, we continue to ask that you complete a COVID-19 Reporting Form. A contact tracer will be in touch with you to discuss the next steps.

    Please continue to check your email and the NGUstrong webpage for updates on our community health and safety. And, as always, NGU+YOU!

    We look forward to seeing you soon!

    COVID-19 Response Team

     

    August 6, 2021

    Dear NGU Community,

    It’s back to school time! It is our sincere hope that each of you and your loved ones have remained healthy and safe over the summer break! We have missed you and look forward to having everyone back on campus to begin a new school year. And we look forward to welcoming new members to our community – faculty, staff and students!

    North Greenville University remains vigilant against the potential impact of COVID-19.  As was the case last year, safety protocols and policy updates will be communicated campus-wide during the school year through the NGUstrong website, NGUofficial email, social media, text message, and posted signage around campus.

    The COVID-19 Response Team, together with NGU’s Senior Leadership Council and with guidance from local, state, and federal agencies, have approved a number of protocols for Fall 2021, including those that are listed below. Should data, regulations, or guidance warrant changes or modifications to protocols, the University will give as much notice to the community as possible.

    Vaccinations

    While the North Greenville University community members are strongly encouraged to consult with their physician or other healthcare advisor regarding the COVID-19 vaccines, NGU does not require proof of vaccination for faculty, staff, students, or guests. If third-party organizations require vaccination for participation in activities (e.g., accrediting body, athletic conference, student teaching location, clinical site, local health department, etc.), the participant must follow 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. The latest information regarding COVID-19 vaccines is available on the CDC website and the SCDHEC website. For more information about our vaccination protocol, please visit our Vaccine Information web page.

    Face-coverings

    Members of the University community, including guests who visit campus, are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings. However, as a rule, the use of masks, face cloths, or face coverings is not required. Any exceptions to this protocol will be communicated to the community in writing. We ask students to bring face-coverings with them in case of exposure and/or developing symptoms. More information is available on the Face Coverings web page.

    Self-Assessment

    We ask you to continue to play a proactive role in helping keep NGU’s community a safer place for all individuals. Monitoring yourself through self-screening will increase the chances of detecting the possible presence of COVID-19, including the Delta variant, and early detection helps reduce the spread. People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. For a list of symptoms, visit the Self-Screening webpage.

    International Travel

    Students and employees returning from any international travel (school-sponsored or personal) should self-monitor for 14 days upon return to the USA. During this period of self-monitoring, travelers should social distance and wear a face covering when in shared spaces. Travelers traveling to and from CDC Level 4 countries are required to quarantine for 72  hours.

    The up-to-date information provided in the chart below shows the impact of COVID-19 since August 1, 2021.

    Reported Positives

    North Greenville University

    To report exposure, symptoms, or a positive test, we continue to ask that you complete a COVID-19 Reporting Form. A contact tracer will be in touch with you to discuss the next steps.

    Please continue to check your email and the NGUstrong webpage for updates on our community health and safety. And, as always, NGU+YOU!

    We look forward to seeing you soon!

    COVID-19 Response Team

     

    June 30, 2021

    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

     

    May 13, 2021

    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

     

    April 30, 2021

    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  

    North Greenville University

     

    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

    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

     

    North Greenville University

     

    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

    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

    North Greenville University

    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

     

    April 9, 2021

    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

    North Greenville University

    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

     

    April 2, 2021

    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

    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

     

    March 19, 2021

    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

     

    March 11, 2021

    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

     

    March 5, 2021

    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-coveringobserve 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

     

    February 25, 2021

    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-coveringobserve 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

     

    February 11, 2021

    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

     

    February 3, 2021

    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

     

    January 29, 2021

    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

     

    January 22, 2021

    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

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    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

     

    January 15, 2021

    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

    North Greenville University

    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

     

    January 1, 2021

    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, 

    We continue to see very few positive cases on our campuses. Thank you for all you are doing to keep our community healthy!  

    This weekend the Department of Campus Ministries and Student Engagement will host undergraduate family members for Family Weekend. We encourage you to welcome them as they move around the campus.    

    Also, our fall sports will be wrapping up soon. For those remaining on campus this weekend, we have several athletic events for your enjoyment. Our tennis teams will take on Tusculum tomorrow at 2 p.m. in the Vance Tennis Complex and women’s volleyball will play Erskine at 7 p.m. in Hayes Gymnasium. On Saturday, our football team will battle the University of West Alabama at noon in Younts Stadium and men’s soccer will face the Bruins of Carolina University at 6 p.m. in Pepsi Stadium.

    The up-to-date information provided in the chart below shows the impact of COVID-19 since August 1, 2021. 

    Reported Positives  

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    Please continue to monitor yourself through self-screening. To report exposure, symptoms, or a positive test, we continue to ask that you complete a COVID-19 Reporting Form.  

    Have a safe weekend!

    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 will be frequently communicated using one or more of the following messaging platforms:

What To Expect


University Fall Calendar

The University plans to operate on the regular academic calendar for Spring 2022. Students may leave and return to campus freely during the week, weekends, breaks, and holidays.

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:

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

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(see below). The Notice provides information we ask you to acknowledge and understand regarding the COVID‐19 virus.

Notice of Risk

Our goal is to safeguard the health and safety of the North Greenville University (NGU) community. This Notice provides information we ask you to acknowledge and understand regarding the COVID‐19 virus. 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.

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 or is presumed positive, we will ask the student to self-isolate off-campus for 5 days from the date of testing and if asymptomatic or if symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours), follow that by wearing a mask for 5 additional days in all settings when around others. Exceptions must be approved. In extenuating circumstances, limited space may be available to residential students to self-isolate, however it cannot be guaranteed. 

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 5 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 fall, 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

Athletic Events

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

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 when required. 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 off-campus for 5 days from the date of testing and if asymptomatic or if symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours), follow that by wearing a mask for 5 additional days in all settings when around others. Exceptions must be approved. In extenuating circumstances, limited space may be available to residential students to self-isolate, however it cannot be guaranteed. 

    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?

    Modified Face-covering Protocol

    Effective immediately and until further notice, face-coverings are only required in all classrooms where at the discretion of the instructor social distancing (minimum spacing of 6 feet between persons) is not feasible and in all large indoor group gatherings of 50 or more. Exceptions to this protocol require prior approval. The use of face-coverings and social distancing is strongly encouraged in all other indoor settings.

    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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