Participating in daily (particularly morning) screening, and then staying home or in a dorm room when necessary, will be key to reducing community exposure to COVID-19.
The campus family at MLC will be using a mobile and web (online) app called #CampusClear (https://www.campusclear.com/) for personal, daily screening.
Each student, staff, and faculty member will be expected to conduct a daily self-screening procedure (including a temperature check) before starting the day’s activities, and must log the results using the #CampusClear app. Students should log their current health status 7-days a week. Workers should log their current health status on workdays.
All students will show their “all clear” screen to their professors at the start of periods 1-3 each day. Faculty members can alert the dorm staff if anyone routinely ignores this encouragement. Professors will also show their “all clear” screen to their students. MLC workers may be asked to show their “all clear” screen to their supervisors.
Individuals reporting no symptoms after their personal screening will be cleared for work or study.
If you didn’t receive an “all clear” for the day:
Individuals experiencing symptoms, or those who tested positive or are awaiting test results, or have been identified as a close contact, will be instructed to follow appropriate protocols, including filling out the Contact Me form for the Campus Nurse or designee to contact the individual. The Campus Nurse will contact the individual in a reasonable amount of time. If an individual needs immediate medical attention, the individual should call their medical provider, or call 9-1-1.
The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes COVID-19, has been identified as a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. At present, there is no vaccine to prevent a person from contracting COVID-19 and no standardized, effective treatment for those who are infected. While it is true that the majority of people who are infected with coronavirus are asymptomatic or suffer only mild symptoms, some infected persons have extremely negative health outcomes, including long-term respiratory damage and/or death. The coronavirus is highly contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person via respiratory droplets.
As a result, federal, state, and local governments and federal and state health agencies recommend social distancing and have, in many locations, prohibited or dramatically limited the congregation of groups of people. The public health response continues to evolve as we learn more about the virus and the disease it causes.
Martin Luther College (MLC) takes the safety and well-being of its students, faculty, staff, children of families served, visitors, contractors who serve MLC, and our community seriously. We are called to love our neighbors. Accordingly, MLC has put in place a number of preventative measures to attempt to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, MLC cannot guarantee that you or others in your family will not come into contact with the coronavirus or with someone infected with the virus while you are on campus or attending/participating in an MLC sponsored event. Likewise, we cannot guarantee that you will not become infected with COVID-19.