Informing and educating students about COVID-19
Before your return to campus, you will need to complete an online COVID-19 education module that covers the most current information from the CDC and other respected healthcare sources. All students will be required to complete this education program. The training will cover:
- Campus infection-control practices, including physical distancing measures and environmental measures (such as enhanced cleaning and disinfection, plexiglass barriers, etc);
- How to protect yourself and others through hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette, personal protective equipment (PPE), and cleaning/disinfecting practices;
- Steps students must take to notify the University of any symptoms of COVID-19, a suspected exposure, or confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19.
On-campus signage, residence hall meetings, and verbal interaction will reinforce the content of this education module.
Disease prevention and good health practices
CDC-recommended infection control practices will be followed everywhere on campus. These practices include:
Please note: The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings, especially in areas of community transmission. A cloth face covering does not generally protect the wearer from viruses, but it decreases the spread of viruses from the wearer to other people.
Student services offices such as the cashier, financial aid, academic and career advisors, and registrar’s office will continue serving students virtually as well as in-person. Students can utilize virtual services to minimize risk of exposure, or may choose to meet in person with a staff member while adhering to social-distancing guidelines and safe health practices.
Before you come home to Concordia
We encourage all students to consider taking special precautions in the 14 days prior to your return to campus this fall. In particular, if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, we ask that you not return to campus until you have been symptom free for 14 days. If you have been exposed to a known case of COVID-19, we also ask that you self-quarantine at home for a period of 14-days before you move into your residence hall or begin attending classes on campus. Students should be in close communication with the Office of Residence Life if they fit either or these scenarios or to discuss any questions about their safe return to campus.