Good afternoon, 

Today’s message will focus on the Minnesota governor’s executive order, wellness day and communication changes for spring semester.  

Executive Order 

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced changes to his most recent executive order that was set to expire this week. With modifications, the order is extended through Jan. 10. 

The information from the order that most directly connects to the college are the travel restrictions from the Minnesota Department of Health.  

Persons arriving in Minnesota from other states or countries, including returning Minnesota residents, are strongly encouraged to practice self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival by limiting their interactions to their immediate household. This recommendation does not apply to individuals who must cross state or country borders for work, study, medical care, or personal safety and security.  

Wellness Day Spring Semester 

Based on approval from Faculty Senate at their December 15 meeting, all classes meeting on Friday, February 5, 2021, will be reconvened for a day focused on promoting wellness. Members of the Concordia community are invited to attend and support this day. 

Communication in Spring Semester 

Throughout the spring semester it is our intent to send e-mail regarding COVID-19 and the college once per week on Tuesdays. The college will also communicate in other manners throughout the semester to keep you up to date. Remember specific questions can always be addressed to askcord@cord.edu.  

Thank you to everyone who has responded to the January Return Survey. If you have not done so yet, please do so as soon as you are able. 

Emergency Response Team
President’s Cabinet