There is no break scheduled for classes and they continue as scheduled. The next scheduled break for classes is Easter Break, April 8-14.
Working From Home
Contingency plans are being developed in the event we experience an external mandate requiring all employees to work from home. Our goal is for faculty and staff to have time to retrieve any belongings from their work spaces, but depending on such a mandate, building access may be very restricted. We suggest faculty and staff now have everything they require to work from home for a duration of time.
All classes for the remainder of the spring semester will be held online, including the Residential Focus Session scheduled for April 24 – May 2. The Seminary’s leadership team and COVID-19 task force will continue to monitor the situation to determine if additional actions will be needed for June.
Employees Work From Home
Employees who are able to work from home are authorized to do so, effective immediately through April 14. If you need or desire to work on campus, please observe the Minnesota Department of Health’s (MDH) guidelines and keep a distance of at least six feet from others. Members of the seminary’s leadership team will schedule regular Zoom meetings to keep employees connected and informed as this situation unfolds.
Campus Closed to Public
Luther Seminary’s campus is closed to the public until further notice. No outside visitors will be permitted in campus buildings, including residential halls, the library, and all Luther Seminary buildings. All buildings will be locked at 5pm each day.
Employee Travel Temporarily Suspended
All institutional travel is suspended, effective immediately through April 14. The Seminary’s leadership team and COVID-19 task force will continue to monitor the situation to determine if additional actions are required after April 14.
Facility sanitizing is ongoing. Now that all buildings are closed to the public, the facilities staff has implemented a plan to systematically sanitize classrooms, common areas, and offices. Please communicate with your supervisor or, for faculty, the assistant dean if you will be working from home so that your office can also be sanitized.