All MLC-sponsored domestic travel requires review and pre-approval by the MLC Administrative Council.
All MLC-sponsored international travel for the foreseeable future is suspended.
The Administration’s decision to require pre-approval for MLC-sponsored domestic travel and suspended international travel is out of an abundance of caution for our faculty, staff, students, and their families, as well as the communities that we serve and live in.
Personal domestic travel
At this time, the US Government and CDC are not banning or advising against domestic travel.
Personal domestic travel may continue.
Personal international travel to low-risk areas may continue.
All MLC Travelers:
Travelers engaging in personal travel or pre-approved MLC-sponsored travel should continue to be prudent with prevention techniques. All travelers should review and monitor the requirements and restrictions of their destination(s) before and during travel. Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. Travelers that are traveling on behalf of the college should continue to adhere to the MLC COVID-19 Preparedness Planand the COVID-19 Policies that are in effect at the destination(s) and place(s) of visit.
Stay up to date on travel alerts from the CDC and Minnesota travel alerts through the MDH traveling site. Many governments are implementing new travel policies and restrictions, such as:
Entry restrictions on travelers based on country of origin or recent travel history.
Traveler health screenings and follow-up monitoring.
14-day quarantine requirements.
Additional paperwork, health documentation, and visa requirements.
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.