Grove City College is collaborating with Allegheny Health Network (AHN) to protect students and employees as in-person instruction and residence life resume on campus in the fall.
The College recently signed a partnership agreement with AHN’s Physician Consult for Business program, which will provide tailored guidance from medical and public health experts on best practices to mitigate the impact of coronavirus on the campus community.
“This partnership is a major step in the College’s COVID-19 prevention efforts. We will have continuous access to the leading medical minds in the region to ensure the safety of our employees and students,” Grove City College President Paul J. McNulty ’80 said. “As the College’s chief medical officer, AHN’s Physician Consult for Business program will be a key component in our plan to resume our highly distinctive in-person education in the fall.”
Under the program, the College will retain an AHN physician consultant who will advise and support administrators and staff on best practices to prevent the virus and respond to and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on campus.
Through a designated consulting physician, Grove City College will have access to a chief medical officer and an advisory board of medical professionals with expertise in infection prevention, infectious diseases, mental and behavioral health, laboratory medicine and employee health, primary care and wellness.
The College will welcome students back on Aug. 24 for the fall semester with protocols in place to protect the health and safety of all who reside and work on campus and in the larger Grove City community.
A cross-disciplinary Fall Return Planning Committee is working to identify and address key concerns associated with the return of students and develop and implement a comprehensive plan that ensures an excellent academic experience and safe residential environment.
Allegheny Health Network, a leading medical provider in the region, initiated the Physician Consult for Business program as part of their effort to deal with the coronavirus pandemic as businesses return to work under state and federal mandates and guidelines.