CROWN COLLEGE

COVID-19 RESPONSE

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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CONTINUING THE MISSION

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.

 

 

 

UNCOMPROMISING MISSION

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

 

OUR PURSUITS:

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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.

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Our Preparations

Health and Safety guidelines informed by CDC and MDH guidelines.

  • Electronic health screenings will be available
  • Physical distancing where possible will be expected
  • Sanitizer stations have been added at entrances
  • Increase signage to encourage healthy practices
  • Personal counseling services will accommodate physical distancing
  • Telehealth options will be available for students
  • Contact tracing options are available as needed
  • Face coverings are required in designated spaces on campus
  • Self-monitoring for symptoms
  • Enhanced cleaning in public spaces
  • Handwashing and personal hygiene reinforced
  • Residence hall lounge occupancy will be limited to physical distancing guidelines
  • Routine sanitizing and cleaning of spaces will be followed
  • No off-campus guests and limited visitation hours
  • 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
  • Seating arrangements in dining spaces will reflect occupancy guidelines
  • 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
  • Redesign events to follow health and safety guidelines for physical distancing
  • Gathering spaces will be reconfigured to adhere to health and safety guidelines
  • Offer opportunities to take classes through the School of Online Studies as applicable to their major
  • On an individual faculty basis, offer varied learning environments that consist of in-person and online activities based on the learning objectives of the class
  • Support social distancing in classrooms, labs, and other learning settings
  • Host smaller classes in larger rooms when possible
  • Reduce bottlenecks when students come into and leave rooms when possible

(Library, Coffee Shop, Café, Fireside Room, Collaboration Center, Athletic Center, Fitness, and Weight Room):

  • Arrange chairs and tables to support at physical distancing when feasible
  • Proactive reduction of people congestion via controlled pedestrian flow
  • Perform temperature checks and electronic screenings before leaving campus for away competitions
  • We will follow the MDH and UMAC 21-day phase-in process for all fall athletes
  • We will limit the usage of our Athletic Training Room but are committed to providing the same level of excellent healthcare with our partners from Twin City Orthopedics. Appointments to visit an Athletic Trainer will be available.
  • Require masks on buses and follow all UMAC protocols when hosting or traveling to UMAC schools.
  • We will provide each athlete with their own water bottle rather than use water jugs.
  • If an athlete is uncomfortable being at a practice or game, they will be excused.
  • No spectators are being allowed at this time.
  • Avoid the use of locker rooms for the fall and encourage athletes to prepare for practice/games in their room.
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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
  • Mike Price, VP of Enrollment + Operations
  • Teresa Newby, Director of Nursing
  • Sophia Holland, Health Services Coordinator
  • Sharie Thoelke, Operations Manager

 

Questions?

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

Contact Covid-19@crown.edu