Dear Concordia Community,
With just two weeks left until thanksgiving, fall is certainly in the air. The trees have changed color and before you know it there will be snow on the ground. These last twelve weeks have been a challenge to all of us, but, despite these challenges, you have risen up and made it a very successful semester.
Over the last two weeks, we have seen an increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases on campus, which is consistent with the state of Wisconsin. We have tried to be transparent by publishing this information on our website. This number includes residential and commuter students as well as employees - our total community.
Although our numbers have increased, we are still doing well with our resources and continue to be able to care for our community. Our student health center is still able to provide testing to all students, we have ample isolation space in our residence halls, and Concordia is still a safe place to live and learn.
At this time, we feel confident that COVID-19 is being managed well on campus and there are no plans to alter our campus status. Our plan remains to stay in person until Thanksgiving, after which students will have the option to return in person or finish the semester completely online. Finals will primarily be administered online.
We all need to do our part to keep the semester on track. We need to continue honestly completing the daily symptom tracker, wearing a mask, avoiding large gatherings including parties, and washing your hands regularly.
We are doing well, and working together, we will finish this semester strong.
Steven P. Taylor, Ed.D.
Vice President of Student Life