Due to increasing numbers of confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the United States and Oregon, Multnomah University is taking proactive measures to ensure the safety of its campus and educate members of the Multnomah community regarding prevention. The leaders of Multnomah University have been closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and the local and global responses to this new disease. The University will continue to release pertinent information as it becomes available. All decisions will be made prayerfully and in agreement with CDC and State Department advisories.
How is Multnomah University responding?
The health and safety of Multnomah students, faculty, staff, and community are of the utmost importance. Multnomah University’s President’s Council and Emergency Preparedness Committee have been monitoring this situation closely and are taking proactive steps to ensure the health and safety of the Multnomah campus. For detailed information on Multnomah’s response to the COVID-19, including information on symptoms and prevention, please visit this page.
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The following decisions have been made effective Monday, March 16, 2020:
- We will teach all classes remotely for the remainder of the semester.
- All on-campus and off-campus MU events will be canceled for the rest of the semester, including the Athletic Banquet.
- All athletic competitions are suspended through March 29th per the conference and NAIA decisions.
- Any international travelers planning to come to campus before the end of the semester should cancel their trips.
- Students will not have an extended spring break since we move to teach remotely. Students will have spring break March 23rd-27th.
- March 23rd-27th all offices will be closed on campus unless information requires us to close earlier.
- Employees will be asked to return to work on March 30th unless they are at risk due to health issues.
- All university-related international travel and nonessential business-related travel are canceled.
- All events that could include 100 or more people are canceled.
- Housing and the dining hall will remain open for athletes, employees, and students staying in the dorms.
- All who live on campus are encouraged to go home if they are able.
If the situation escalates, students, faculty, and staff will receive communications with further instructions and cancellations. The university will follow the CDC and State Department advisories regarding any future cancellations.
What if I’m planning to travel overseas during spring break?
Please see the CDC’s travel advisories regarding specific countries here. The University requests that all students, faculty, and staff report any personal, international travel to Student Life and Campus Safety via this fillable form.
If you have questions about Multnomah’s response to COVID-19, please visit this page or contact:
- Josh Harper, Chief of Campus Safety, at email@example.com
- Austin Davis, Public Relations Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information regarding COVID-19 worldwide, please visit cdc.gov.