Coronavirus (COVID-19) information
Updated Oct. 14, 2020, 2:18 p.m.
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) is committed to the safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff. This Health and Safety Plan provides details on strategies developed to safely reopen our Medical Sciences Building (MSB) located at 525 Pine Street, Scranton, Pa., and return students to in-person learning using a phased approach.
- Strict social distancing will be maintained (keep a distance of six feet from colleagues and students).
- Frequent hand washing will be encouraged.
- Face coverings/masks will be required.
- A rigorous screening process will be observed. Everyone who wishes to enter the MSB must take Geisinger's screening survey. To gain entrance, you need to show your phone with the green check mark from the screening survey. If you access the link via your phone, you can save it to your home page. Employees will need their Lawson number to take the survey. If you do not know your Lawson number, you can find it on the Geisinger employee portal page under the Info/Lawson tab. Students and visitors do not need a Lawson number to complete the survey.
- Temperatures will be taken as you enter the building.
- A group may include no more than 25 individuals/participants at any time.
- All attendees must complete the COVID-19 survey questions upon entry and will have their temperature taken.
- Hand sanitizer must be available for all participants.
- Social distancing signage must be clearly visible.
- Extra masks must be available for those who do not have them.
- Sanitizer wipes must be used to sanitize all pens, materials, etc.
GCSOM medical students
Visiting students can contact Stacey Fenstermacher, clerkship coordinator, at email@example.com or 570-271-6697 or Megan Longenberger, medical education coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-271-8121 for information.
Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS) admissions
Residencies and fellowships
Prospective residents and fellows can check individual program pages or contact individual programs for COVID-19-related updates.