Sent on behalf of Interim President / Senior Vice President for Residential, Mr. Danny Dorsel:


Dear GSSM Community,

Please find below some updates for this week.

COVID-19 testing, cases and contract tracing

  • The one remaining inconclusive test from last week was determined to be negative.
  • There were no positives cases this week.

Reminders of safety precautions

  • Students planning to return to the residence halls on April 5 should self-quarantine at home.  The expectations for self-quarantining at home were included in the Spring Semester 2021 Return-to-Residency Plan you received on November 20, 2020 (
    • The self-quarantine period should occur starting on Monday, March 22.
    • Prepare to return healthy
      • At least two weeks before residence halls open, students will be asked to take extra care to follow physical distancing guidelines (6-feet apart) within their home. This will include refraining from unnecessary travel outside the home, limiting visitation from non-family members, and complying with all CDC guidelines.

2nd Residency Period

  • All students and families must complete the release by Monday, March 22, 2021.

Monday, March 22 – Friday, April 2

  • Classes resume with all students remaining virtual and self-quarantining at home if they plan to return to residency.

Monday, April 5

  • No classes on this day.
  • Students returning to residency should return to campus no later than 6:00 PM.

Tuesday, April 6

  • Classes resume in their hybrid mode.

I hope everyone has a great and refreshing weekend.


Mr. Danny Dorsel
Interim President / Senior Vice President for Residential
SC Governor's School for Science + Mathematics