Concordia College has set campus COVID protocols based on an established goal of achieving no less than 85% vaccination rate among our students.  

In our continual review of current campus vaccination data, indicators suggest we cannot be confident we will achieve that 85% goal. Additionally, regional COVID transmission rates continue to rise. These indicators, in combination with recently communicated NCAA guidelines for athletic practice and competition, lead us to adjust our vaccination expectations for student athletes.    

All student athletes are now required to be vaccinated, receiving their first dose no later than August 27 and to receive their second dose (if applicable) no later than September 24. This is in accord with current vaccination requirements for students who participate in college sponsored travel such as music ensembles and study away travel.

Getting your vaccination – Concordia students and staff have various opportunities both on campus and in the Moorhead-Fargo community to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.    

  • Thursday, August 19, 2-6 p.m. Clay County Public Health
    715 11th St. No. Suite 105
    Moorhead, MN 56560  
  • Saturday, August 21, 11 a.m.–2 p.m., Minnesota State University, Moorhead (MSUM) Dahl Hall  
  • Tuesday, August 24, 2:30–4 p.m., Concordia College Campus – Former Kjos Clinic – North side of Hoyum Hall  
  • There are many other ways in our community to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. You can find walk-in sites as well as make an appointment and find sites that offer a specific vaccine using the vaccine connector link   

Future Vaccination Planning 
Upon formal FDA approval of any COVID-19 vaccine, the college will add the COVID 19 vaccine to those vaccines already required for all students. This requirement will be effective the beginning of the semester following FDA approval. (Example – If FDA approval is granted in September 2021, this requirement will go into effect January 2022.)  

Vaccination continues to be the most effective and important measure we can take to support in-person learning and working at Concordia College. And so, students are strongly urged to become vaccinated as soon as possible.  

Exemptions: The college considers requests for exemptions in accordance with state and federal law.  Exemptions may be granted based on medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs.  

Clinical research continues to confirm the safety and efficacy of the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines in preventing severe complications and hospitalization from COVID-19.  For more data and information regarding vaccination, please see most recent information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The indicators noted above lead to an enhancement of mitigation measures, which include masking. Effective the first day of class (August 26), masks are required in all classes, laboratories, and studios. Faculty members may remove their masks during class, to be easily heard, if they can maintain social distancing. Masks are also required in public indoor spaces and in workspaces where distancing cannot be maintained. Masking requirements will be in effect until reviewed on September 17.    

Unvaccinated individuals continue to be required to wear a mask indoors at all times.