Communications to students regarding COVID-19
Campus briefing Jan. 29: Farrah Roberts, director of student well-being and resiliency, has been working as a COVID-19 contact tracer and shared these tips and observations:
• Small gatherings or parties of even three or four people in a TLA or off-campus house seem the most likely settings where COVID is spread. Keep your friend groups very small and wear masks, even at off-campus apartments and houses.
• Be aware that what may feel like allergies or a cold could actually be symptoms of COVID-19.
• When you go for a car ride with others, wear your mask. And when possible avoid car rides with others altogether, especially if they're going to be longer than 15 minutes. A ride in the car with four others, including someone who unknowingly has COVID, could quickly put all five people into quarantine.
• If and when you've been exposed to someone who has tested positive or if you even suspect you have been, stay where you are and call Public Safety at 309-794-7711. If you're home for the weekend and a member of your household tests positive, for instance, don't just start driving back to campus — call Public Safety first.
• Take sequester, quarantine and isolation protocols seriously. If you have been quarantined by one of our contact tracers, it could be tempting to continue with your regular life off campus and simply just avoid campus for 10 to 14 days, but that could be harmful. Take responsibility.
Campus briefing Jan. 8: President Steve Bahls and Dean of Students Wes Brooks discuss measures that students need to take when they return for J-term, and Dr. Cheryl True '90 gives an update about infection rates locally.
Campus briefing Nov. 6: Effective at noon Nov. 6, 2020, Augustana College moved from COVID Alert Level 2 (medium) to COVID Alert Level 3 (high). (College alert levels are described here.)
Following are email communications to Augustana students regarding changes on campus due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Campus update: Housing, traveling and more
Campus update: Change in alert level
Campus update: Career fair awaits!
Campus update: Dining news
Campus update: Welcome back!
Campus update: J-term success
Campus update: Let's plan ahead
Campus update: Presidential visits
Campus update: Ways to get involved
Campus update: Returning for J-term
Campus update: Testing info, new program for students
Campus update: J-term, Augie Choice and more
Campus update: Planning for spring
Campus update: New name in Lindberg and Christmas roundup
Campus update: Vikings DID take care
Campus update: Going out #AugustanaStrong!
Campus update: Distance learning
Campus update: Sanctions for COVID-19 violations increasing
Campus update: A new minor in a growing field
Campus update: Testing on campus Nov. 20
Campus update: Credits to student accounts
Campus update: Dashboard numbers
Campus update: Things to do
Campus update: COVID-19 briefing
Campus update: Have a safe Halloween!
Campus update: Housing and winter break
Campus update: Grad school?
Campus update: We're talking politics
Campus update: Testing milestone
Campus update: Uptick in numbers
Campus update: Important COVID-19 information
Campus update: Latest COVID-19 briefing
Campus update: Important calendar changes
Campus update: Something to think about
Campus update: Get your shot!
Campus update: Let's talk
Campus update: Making contact
Campus update: Campus briefing
Campus update: Candlelight vigil at Lindberg
Campus update: 3 thoughts
Campus update: Are you registered?
Campus update: Family Weekend and more
Campus update: It's time to do better
Campus update: Changes in COVID guidelines
Campus update: Briefing on Monday
Campus update: Racial Justice Teach-In
Campus update: Support for students
Campus update: Racial Justice and Equity Fund grants
Campus update: A time to focus on health
Campus update: Let's learn!
Campus update: Your Monday checklist
Campus update: Before you come to campus
Campus update: Important news about campus plans
Campus update: Take the anti-COVID campus tour!
Campus update: Parking, opening convo and more!
Campus update: Return to Campus Q&A
Campus update: Important info to read before coming to campus
Campus update: Testing plans, Q&A and welcoming an new pastor!
Campus update: Clinic news, virtual appointments...
Campus update: New scholarships, fall classes...
Campus update: Safe dining, move-out, postponed graduation...
Campus update: Health clinic open Aug. 31, social distancing on campus, open registration
Campus update: Moving in, Dr. Dara Wegman-Geedey and Dr. Emily Landon '99 discuss COVID-19
Campus update: Academic calendar changes, Racial Justice and Social Change: Miea Walker
Campus update: Distance learning survey, 'The Defamation Experience,' DiversiTEA: Affirming My Identity...
Campus update: Res Life changes for fall, Tredway Library new website...
Campus update: Health clinic opening Aug. 31, Augie's first water polo coach, #RIResilience...
Campus update: Juneteenth, Midsummer livestream, Campus Conversation with Dr. Drick Boyd...
Campus update: Grad school advice, Campus Conversation with Dr. Jason Williams...
Campus update: QC Career Fair, safely opening campus this fall, Bookstore open...
Campus update: Racial justice plan, Fresh Films interns, SI snapshots...
Campus update: Artwork for kinesiology labs, Augie Strong, The Face Shield Project...
Campus update: Black Lives Matter, Augie Choice, President Bahls extended contract...
Campus update: Campus health clinic, President Bahls on LoM, Pastor Priggie retirement...
Campus update: CARES Act grants, May 23 "virtual graduation"...
Campus update: Augie Abroad Photo Contest, cap and gowns, "More Than I Imagined"...
Campus update: Virtual graduation, Augie Choice summer internships, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month...
Campus update: Construction tour, Faces of Resilience, library book returns
Campus update: Parking permits, study away deadline extended, Dance Marathon applications...
Campus update: Linguistics minor, Campus Rec virtual classes, Class of 2020 shirts...
Campus update: Playwrights Festival, public health majors now, self-service registration...
Campus update: Lotería Night, Dance Marathon and Homecoming Committee Chair applications...
Campus update: IDEA evaluations, Bookstore rental returns, Academic Standing Policy...
Campus update: Senior honors, Faces of Resilience, Bookstore Student Appreciation Sale...
Campus update: Music and poetry, Homecoming Committee Chair applications, virtual fitness classes...
Campus update: Still hiring, Hogwarts Virtual Escape Room, Virtual Scavenger Hunt...
Campus update: Top interviewing strategies, Pass The Music, move-out information...
Campus update: Fall plans, virtual Take Back the Night, Mission Control...
Campus update: Student refund checks, Augustana Observer podcast, Illinois stay-at-home order extension...
Campus update: Virtual lecture, SGA senate applications, virtual baby item drive...
Campus update: Solar panels coming to campus, wearing masks, housing info...
Campus update: Awards season, Relay for Life, budget requests...
Campus update: Senior Art Exhibition, housing, fall semester on-campus jobs...
Campus update: LoM podcast, FAQ Friday, important registrar reminders...
Campus update: Diversity Month, Lights on 2020, well-being labs...
Campus update: Outreach Team, Keep learning, serendipity...
Campus update: Graduation, housing, summer classes...
Campus update: Viking Connections, presentation party, registration tips...
Campus update: Registration, OSL Fridays and Wednesday Chapel...
Campus update: P/NC policy, water polo, counseling info...
Campus update: Blogustana, refunds and credits, OSL...
Campus update: Registrar's virtual office hours...
Campus update: Women' wrestling and Family Fun Packets...
Campus update: Virtual Wednesday Chapel...
Campus update: Last Lecture and Senior Toast, Registration dates and policies...
Campus update: Blogustana, Viking Connections...
Campus update: Message to high school seniors, major declaration, advising...
Campus update: More Than I Imagined, MS Speech-Language Pathology, library resources, credits and refunds...
Campus update: Housing and refunds, important student resources...
Campus update: Housing...
Campus update: Counseling Services, The Shrink Space...
Campus update: Career development...
Campus update: Athletic facilities...
Campus update: Deadlines, internship requirement changes FAQ, dining...