The following are the steps we are taking as a college to keep our students, staff, and guests safe this fall.

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We’re Continuing On-Campus for Fall 2021!


For over 100 years, Crown has focused on preparing students to live out their faith in the world. Despite a global pandemic and all the difficulties that come with it, we are preparing to continue our on-campus School of Arts and Sciences Fall 2021.

We are committed to developing Christians prepared to serve and influence the world.









We will maintain our mission to develop Biblical-based education for Christian leadership in a Christ-centered, academically excellent, globally connected environment.



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Healthy Environment

Health and safety of students and employees is a non-negotiable priority. Plans are developed to provide education within a safe environment.

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Respectful Community

Loving one’s neighbor requires responsible choices. We will be a community of social awareness and sacrificial service to others. We are asking for each person’s cooperation to keep our campus safe for everyone.

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Responsible Partnership

We value the dignity of each person made in God’s image. In a time of a global pandemic and a variety of approaches to this matter, we expect people to be respectful and kind in behavior and speech in keeping with our call as Christians to love others as ourselves.

Our Preparations

Health and Safety guidelines informed by CDC and MDH guidelines.

  • Sanitizer stations are at entrances
  • All classrooms are at full capacity
  • MDH and CDC quarantine and isolation guidelines will be followed
  • Rooms have been designated for students to quarantine or isolate safely
  • While indoors, physical distancing of 3 ft. will be encouraged
  • Signage to encourage healthy practices
  • Personal counseling services will accommodate physical distancing
  • Telehealth options will be available
  • Food delivery for quarantined and isolated students will be available
  • Due to the rise in the Delta variant, the CDC and MDH recommend everyone mask indoors and receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Crown College will support a person’s choice to wear or not to wear a mask and will honor the vaccination decision of all staff, faculty, and students.
  • Routine sanitizing and cleaning of spaces will be followed
  • Expanded training for residence hall leaders regarding health and safety guidelines
  • Rooms have been designated to safely quarantine and isolate students
  • Individuals will clean personal areas
  • Food service will be modified for safe distribution
  • Food delivery for quarantined and isolated students will be available if needed
  • Increased grab-n-go food options
  • We are committed to a shared worship experience consistent with our mission which is safe for all students
  • Follow health and safety guidelines for occupancy of spaces and adjust programming as needed
  • In-person learning for all on-campus classes unless previously scheduled to be virtual.
  • Will work with any student, faculty, or staff that needs to quarantine or isolate on a case-by-case basis to determine the best learning or teaching plan.


  • Testing will occur for symptomatic athletes unless the NCAA, NCCAA, or UMAC were to require unvaccinated athletes to test
  • In the event an opponent has different expectations, we will evaluate the best option for our athletes



  • Spectators will be allowed at all home games
  • There are no capacity limits
  • Masking will be optional for attendees



  • Masking will be optional for athletes, visiting teams, and spectators at home events
  • Crown teams will follow all protocols when traveling to other campuses for competition


Vaccination Status

  • At this point, athletics will not be collecting vaccination status from student-athletes or coaches. If the NCAA, NCCAA, or the UMAC teams begin requiring vaccination statuses or testing for unvaccinated student-athletes and coaches, we will evaluate this policy then.
  • Privacy will be respected, and if an athlete chooses not to disclose vaccination status, they will follow unvaccinated guidelines for NCAA, NCCAA, or UMAC competition

Emergency Management Team

In accordance with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), Crown College has assembled an emergency management team that meets weekly to track developments and plan accordingly to ensure the safety of our community if the situation changes. Team members include:



  • Bill Kuhn, VP of Student Development
  • Chris Mathews, VP of Academic Affairs
  • Jen Niska, Chief Marketing + Communications Officer
  • Mike Price, VP of Enrollment + Administration
  • Nancy Darbut, Director of Facility Management Services
  • Paul Flagstad, Executive Director of IT
  • Luke Herbert, Men’s Head BB Coach
  • Ezra Johnson, Dean of Students
  • Amy Luesse, Director of Human Resources



Any questions or concerns regarding COVID-19 and Crown College: