Campus Risk Levels COVID-19 Case Count

We continue to monitor guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health and the CDC to keep our campus as healthy as possible amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

Please refer to our email updates for the most recent news or changes.

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What to Do if You're Sick

Students: If you have symptoms, are a close contact, or have tested positive, contact the COVID Student Helpline at 701.730.8304 or COVID19Helpline@cord.edu. If students need to quarantine or isolate, the Health Services Office will provide support, information , and next steps, including:

  • When and where to quarantine/isolate 
  • How to receive meals and other necessary supplies
  • How to continue with your academic coursework

New Guidelines if Positive/Close Contact

Employees: If you have symptoms, are a close contact, or have tested positive, contact the COVID Helpline at 218.299.3891 or COVID19Helpline@cord.edu as well as your supervisor.  

Bemidji employees self-report by contacting Mollie Nelson, Ph.D., RN at mnelso38@cord.edu or 218.586.8777. Communicate with your supervisor about the need for leave or, when feasible, to make arrangements to perform responsibilities remotely.  

If you are symptomatic, stay home until you have been in contact with the COVID Helpline.

COVID-19 Symptoms:

  • Fever (temperature >= 100.0 F) or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Masking

With the CDC's change to masking guidelines a drop to low COVID-19 community levels in Clay County, masks will not be required on campus, effective Friday, March 11. 

  • Individual instructors may continue to require them in their courses, with students expected to follow those policies.
  • Anyone with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask.

Vaccination Requirements  

One of the best ways for us to promote a vibrant and healthy environment is to have high rates of vaccination in our campus community and to know what our overall vaccination rates are.

Vaccine Exemptions

If you are seeking an exemption, find the official request form here. After completing the form, please submit it to vacexemptreq@cord.edu for review and consideration. 

Required COVID Testing for Students

This testing requirement applies to students who physically come to the Moorhead campus if any of these are true:

  • You are not vaccinated
  • You are not yet fully vaccinated (two weeks after your final dose)
  • You have not provided your vaccination status (by filling out the COVID Vaccination Form, or by contacting the COVID Helpline directly)

You are exempt from this testing requirement if:

  • You are fully vaccinated (and have provided this information through the COVID Vaccination Form)
  • Or if you had a lab-confirmed case of COVID in the last 90 days

Gatherings and Events 

The campus has updated room capacities to align with new MDH guidelines (noted in EMS). Safety plans are not required.
 
*New guidance coming soon

Travel 

Faculty, staff, and students are expected to follow CDC guidance for both domestic and international travel. 

More information can be found here: 

Visitor Information

We welcome you to attend events on campus. Please be aware of our current safety regulations: 

  • Event organizers may choose to require masks at their events. Attendees will be expected to follow masking protocol implemented at specific events. 
  • Concordia College is a welcoming community and will not tolerate discrimination against persons wearing masks.

Questions

Please direct any questions you have about COVID planning to askcord@cord.edu.

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