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Guilford College's Health and Safety Task Force and the President of Guilford College are committed to providing timely updates to the entire College community throughout the course of this pandemic.


What do I do if I feel sick (sore throat, cough, fever, etc.)?

  • Students: If you don’t have one, contact Student Health Services (336.316.2163) to arrange to pick up a rapid test. Public Safety will answer calls outside of regular business hours (M-F; 9-5) and they also have a supply of rapid tests available. 

Alternatively, you could go to the Eagle Physicians Walk-In Medical Clinic (5701 W. Friendly Ave, right across from the College). Hours are M-F 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and weekends 9 a.m. to 2.45 p.m. Eagle is the provider of medical care for students. Please remember to take your Guilford ID. While many services/common ailments are treated at no cost, students need to take their medical insurance card if going there to be seen.
  • Employees: Take an at-home test or see your health-care provider. If you're feeling sick, please stay home and alert your supervisor.

What do I do if I test positive?

I’ve been notified that a close contact has COVID-19. What do I do?

Wear a high-quality mask for 10 days and get tested on day 5; see the isolation and quarantine flowchart.

How is Guilford coordinating with other local public health officials, organizations and government agencies?

Guilford College has been seeking information from official public health and government agencies on best practices associated with preparing our campus for disruptions associated with the virus. Officials from Guilford have been partnering with official local public health professionals, attending meetings to coordinate efforts, and sharing information on our own Task Force.

I’m concerned about an incident that I have experienced that reflects personal or institutional bias, racism or xenophobia associated with the COVID-19 virus. What should I do?

At Guilford College, diversity and inclusion are grounded in our Core Values. Guilford’s perspective on diversity is broad-based that requires affirming and emphasizing the identity and experiences of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education, and encompassing race, religion and spirituality, age, class, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression, sex and sexual orientation, immigration status, and national origin. As a community, we join with the efforts of those around the world that seek to challenge any personal or institutional bias, racism or xenophobia associated with the virus. 

Guilford College supports any member of our community in reporting any bias incident using this resource. Additional support and programming is available through the Intercultural Engagement Center at Guilford College. Please also consult the CDC resource for preventing any stigma associated with the virus.

What is the Health and Safety Task Force and who are its members?

The Health and Safety Task Force is a group of community members who meet regularly to monitor COVID-19 trends and make recommendations to campus leadership. Questions can be directed to and current committee members include:

  • Ray Babnik
  • Suzanne Bartels  
  • Kim Berry, Co-Chair
  • Reacie Daniel  
  • Erickia Elbert
  • Kim-Anne Kleimeier  
  • Michele Malotky
  • Steve Mencarini, Co-Chair  
  • Hunter Neal '22