What other protocols are in place at school?(In addition to “What can you do, to stay healthy?” above)
Everyone, including Students:
Will be responsible for cleaning and sanitizing frequently used and touched objects and surfaces. Studies are showing that the COVID-19 virus can live on surfaces for up to 9 days. (Examples: cellphones, door handles, light switches, keyboard, mouse, chair arms, desk surface, phones, writing utensils, printer and copier touchscreens, drawer handles, headphones, remotes, stapler, scissors, etc.) Students, please remember, this applies to your dorm rooms also.
Clean and sanitize your workspace and desk frequently.
Wash your hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds before entering and after leaving any communal location, such as the Cafeteria, the Employee Lounge, the Reception Desk, etc.
Before entering the Cafeteria, please use the provided hand sanitizer.
Each classroom will be cleaned daily by Custodial staff. Students and Faculty are welcome to use the provided cleaning solutions to clean and disinfect surfaces, when necessary. Faculty may enlist the services of select students to complete additional classroom cleaning and disinfecting. Refer to the information below and cleaning instructions in each classroom.
Student illnesses will continue to be reported as usual. Quarantine and Isolation protocols will result in student absences. Please practice understanding as you make accommodations (e.g. extending due dates, electronic submission of assignments, etc.).
Tissues are provided for every classroom and office complex.
Sanitizing cleaning solution, paper towels, and instructions are provided for every classroom and office complex.
Wipes or cleaning solution and instructions are provided for computer labs.
Hand hygiene and practice room cleaning protocols are provided for each organ and piano practice room.
Office complex hand sanitizer or individual office hand sanitizer will be provided as requested.
Additional hand sanitizing stations will be deployed in key areas.
When using the provided wipes, or the sanitizing cleaning solution, please remember that the required “kill-time” is 2-minutes. This means, after a desk, workspace, student desk, door handle, etc. are sanitized, the surface must remain wet for a full 2-minutes.
The novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, is a rapidly changing and evolving situation. the Minnesota Department of Health updates its website regularly with new information as it becomes available. For the latest information please visit the following websites for additional resources:
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.