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

Crown Together

Fall 2020

Uncompromising Mission

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

Our Pursuits:

  • Healthy environment. Health and safety of students and employees is non-negotiable priority. Plans are developed to provide education within a safe environment.
  • Responsible partnership. 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.
  • Respectful community. We value the dignity of each person made in God’s image. In a time of a global pandemic, national social unrest, national elections and a variety of approaches to these matters, 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.

  • Health and Safety
    • 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
  • Housing
    • 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
  • Dining Services
    • 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
  • Chapel, Events, and Gathering Spaces
    • 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
  • Classroom
    • Offer a hybrid learning environment that allows in-person and online coursework, activities, and engagement opportunities and allows for a reduction in the number of attendees in 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
  • Public Spaces

    (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
  • Athletics
    • 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 provide 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.
    • All spectators will be required to wear masks and encouraged to socially distance.
    • Avoid the use of locker rooms for the fall and encourage athletes to prepare for practice/games in their room.


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:

  • Scott Moats, Provost
  • Bill Kuhn, VP of Student Development
  • Mike Price, VP of Enrollment & Marketing
  • Teresa Newby, Director of Nursing
  • Sophia Holland, Health Services Coordinator
  • Sharie Thoelke, Operations Manager


Any questions or concerns regarding COVID-19 and Crown College, please email