The spring 2021 semester is about to begin, Concordians!
We’re excited to welcome you back and get after the good work of learning, growing in faith, and challenging one another in a healthy and safe manner.
As we prepare for the full start of the spring term, let’s commit again to our COVID Conscious effort:
- Start every morning with your Daily Symptom Tracker (More details below)
- Wear a mask
- Wash, sanitize, and disinfect often (hands, desk, work, and living spaces)
- Avoid touching your face—and anyone’s else’s face!
- Stay 6 feet apart whenever possible
- Utilize virtual tools for meetings as often as possible
- Showing symptoms? Get tested. See below for testing options.
Daily Symptom Tracker
- Just like the fall, all members of the community will be required to complete, seven days a week, the Daily Symptom Tracker. Completion of the tracker is not required only if you are taking all of your classes online, working completely remotely, and are never on campus.
- You should start completing the daily tracker seven days prior to returning to a campus location.
- University offices, including all dining facilities, will continue to require a completed green (negative) tracker to be shown prior to entry.
- The Student Health Center will continue to serve students, including testing for those who are symptomatic. An appointment is required for testing. No walk-ups will be accepted. Please call 262-243-2221 to schedule an appointment.
- The Health Center will also continue to serve employees with COVID testing. Scheduling must be done via Human Resources. Please contact Kim Masenthin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The roll out of COVID vaccines on and off campus continues. Concordia is working in partnership with local and state health guidelines to provide immunization resources for our own on-campus community. Please watch for future email communication on these opportunities.
- Even if you have been vaccinated, members of the Concordia community are required to complete the Daily Symptom Tracker, wear face coverings, and report when you are experiencing symptoms. Vaccinated individuals will still report close contacts (exposure to a COVID positive) on the tracker, but they will not be required by Concordia to quarantine, unless symptoms were to develop. Please work with the Student Health Center or Human Resources to have questions answered.
Resources from health authorities
- CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays/winter.html
- Washington Ozaukee County: http://www.washozwi.gov/
Concordians, our collective efforts make all the difference. Encourage others to join in the strategies outlines above. Do what you can in your daily choices to promote health and wellness. Regularly pray for the well-being of the entire Concordia community. Together, let us resolve to have another successful semester.
We are, as always, Concordia — hearts together.
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