COVID-19

Concordia Cares

We are committed to keeping our students, faculty, staff and community as safe and healthy as possible. To do this effectively, we will all need to take extra care in our daily lives that will help protect ourselves and our brothers and sisters in Christ.

Current campus situation Level: Green
Active Cases
4 Student
1 Employee
Student Cases
​0.3% In Quarantine/Isolation
​72 Positive Cases
​68 Recovered
Employee Cases
​11 Positive Cases
​9 Recovered
Updated Sept. 10, 2021
For additional answers to questions about the latest campus situation and the Concordia Cares protocols, visit this page.

For the 2021-22 academic year, Concordia has identified three operational levels that will define campus protocols. These levels have been developed by the university’s Critical Incident Management Team based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and public health directives.

Amendments to these levels may be enforced depending on the situation on campus, in Seward and the state of Nebraska.

 

Green Protocols

  • Campus is open to visitors
  • Campus community is encouraged to continue proper distancing, hand washing and personal safety measures
  • Face coverings are optional, however, are encouraged when in public areas, classes, etc.
  • All students, vaccinated or not, are asked to develop a COVID plan in the event you need to quarantine or isolate

Yellow Protocols ~5% of student population in quarantine

  • Face coverings are required for indoor public areas. Exceptions include dorm rooms for students and individual workspace for faculty and staff.
  • Campus is open to visitors, but subject to change depending on the current situation
  • Encourage campus community to continue keeping proper distance, hand washing and personal safety measures

Orange Protocols ~10% of student population in quarantine

  • Adjustments to dining services may be made
  • Residence halls limited to students only (no outside guests/visitors), face coverings required outside of personal rooms
  • Campus is open to visitors, but subject to change depending on the current situation
  • All room capacities (except classrooms) are limited to 75%
  • Athletics will follow university, GPAC and NAIA protocols

Red Protocols ~25% of student population in quarantine

  • Classes are conducted fully online
  • Face coverings are required for indoor public areas. Exceptions include dorm rooms for students and individual workspace for faculty and staff.
  • Students may remain on campus
  • Campus is open to invited guests only
  • Faculty and staff working on campus is limited to essential personnel
  • All events, non-athletic activities and group events canceled until further notice
  • Chapel capacity reduced to 50%
  • Mental and physical health appointments conducted via telehealth only
  • Athletics will follow university, GPAC and NAIA protocols

Personal COVID Plan

Students will be asked to develop a COVID plan regardless of their vaccination status, in the event they are required to quarantine or isolate during the school year. This plan will need to include lodging arrangements, transportation to and from campus, in addition to obtaining meals.

If a student is vaccinated, they will only need to isolate if they test positive for the virus.
If a student is not vaccinated, they will need to quarantine if they are identified as a close contact. 

Concordia will work with students on an individual basis to help develop these plans, but please know space is extremely limited on campus for quarantine and isolation space.

Student COVID Reporting

Please use this form to contact the health center to report COVID-19 symptoms, exposures or any other COVID-related questions or concerns.

COVID Reporting Form

Student Vaccine Reporting

While we are not requiring vaccinations of our students, faculty or staff, understanding the number of students and staff who have elected to receive a vaccination will impact the level of protocols on campus.

Vaccine Reporting Form

Concordia promises students, faculty and staff a supportive, grace-filled community of caring peers, mentors and leadership. Guidelines and resources are available to help us mitigate the spread of illness on campus so we can work and learn in a safe environment.