MLC Early Childhood Learning Center COVID-19 Update (05/01/2020)
Beginning May 4, and through June 5, the MLC Administrative Council and the MLC ECLC Committee have determined to provide childcare to only those who have expressed an urgent requirement for care starting on May 4, and those who expressed that they would like childcare starting on May 11, in the April 2020 childcare needs survey. We will communicate by June 5 regarding care beginning June 8.
For those families, the hours of operation will remain as 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you are one of these families who requested an urgent requirement for care, you can expect an individual message from us with what we are asking of you to do before and during drop off, and during and after pick up. As this virus is changing daily, please understand that we may also need to change our operations. We plan to continue to communicate by the end of each week regarding care for the upcoming week. With the reduction in hours of operation, and staffing circumstances, we are only able to continue to care for those who indicated an urgent requirement for care in the childcare needs survey and ensure proper disinfecting, sanitizing, cleaning, and social distancing. Center newsletters will continue and parents can use this for ideas to continue at-home learning.
Martin Luther College COVID-19 Update (04/24/2020)
Martin Luther College COVID-19 Update (04/22/2020)
The Brown County Board of Health reports 8 confirmed cases of COVID 19 and one related death in the county. Among the MLC faculty and staff there have been two confirmed cases of COVID 19 infection. Both individuals have recovered and have been classified as non-contagious. The campus of Martin Luther College continues to be a safe place to work. We thank our gracious Lord for his love and protection, and pray for these blessings to cover all our friends and families.
Martin Luther College COVID-19 Update (04/17/2020)
Martin Luther College COVID-19 Update (04/06/2020)
A second employee of Martin Luther College has been diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus. After being admitted and tested at the New Ulm Medical Center, the individual was released and is recuperating at home. All precautionary measures are being taken with suspected contacts being investigated and quarantined as necessary. The campus environment remains safe.
Martin Luther College COVID-19 Update (04/01/2020)
MLC President Mark Zarling was released today, Wednesday, April 1, from the Mayo Clinic in Mankato to his home in New Ulm. He will continue to self-quarantine as he follows an interactive care plan set by the COVID-19 care team of nurses and doctors who will monitor his progress and follow up as needed. We are thankful for the care he has received from local and regional medical teams and pray that the Lord will bring him continued strength and healing. President Zarling extends his thankfulness for the outpouring of prayers and encouragement he has received. May our Father in heaven bless us all through our Savior Jesus Christ.
Martin Luther College COVID-19 Update (03/26/2020)
On Wednesday, March 25, Governor Tim Walz and Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker announced that all Minnesota public school districts and charter schools will implement a Distance Learning Period beginning on March 30, 2020, until at least April 30, 2020. On Thursday, March 26, the Martin Luther College Administrative Council (AC) evaluated their instructional plans in light of this announcement and the state of Minnesota’s “stay at home” executive order. Taking into consideration this directive, the COVID 19 ordinances of other states, and the safety of MLC students, faculty, and staff, the AC extended MLC’s alternative/distance learning plans to the end of the Spring 2020 semester.
The MLC Administrative Council will continue to monitor these changing initiatives across our country. By April 8, at the latest, the AC will communicate additional directives related to year-end events and procedures. Thank you to all for continuing prayers and patience as we work together for the benefit of our students and for the good of God’s kingdom.
Martin Luther College COVID-19 Update (03/12/2020)
All Classes will be conducted via Alternative/Distance Learning Methods starting March 23. More information and instruction are included in the red buttons above.
The World Health Organization has declared the COVID-19 emergency a worldwide pandemic. President Trump has issued significant travel restrictions. Large and small colleges and universities are taking strong action to slow down the spread of infection. No one wants health care facilities to be overrun. MLC has been monitoring and discussing, planning and communicating, as all of you know. Our MLC Campus and MLC Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC) are safe places to work. In this effort, meetings were held in which important and serious decisions have been made, all in the interest of reducing risk to our faculty, staff, students, and the communities in which we live and serve.