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Corban University

COVID-19 F.A.Q.

Last updated Monday, October 11, 2021. Updated sections are in bolded, italicized text.

Current Campus Guidelines and Status as of Oct. 11, 2021

Corban University is operating in accordance with guidance from the Oregon Health Authority and Marion County. This includes the most recent statewide mask mandates from the governor and OHA.

Masks, face coverings, or face shields are required on Corbanā€™s campus in all indoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status, unless you are:

  • Alone in your individual office.
  • In your private residence (see specific guidelines posted in each residence hall).
  • Public speaking or performing.
  • Practicing or playing a competitive sport.
  • Actively eating.

Masks are also required outdoors in group settings where social distancing cannot be maintained.

Additional Guidelines

  • Self-screen daily for any potential COVID-related symptoms.
  • If you are not feeling well, have been in close proximity with someone who has tested positive, or have reason to believe you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, do not come to campus. Please report on #CampusClear or notify covidhealth@corban.edu immediately. Someone will respond with next steps for you.Use this flowchart to help you determine what to do if you have symptoms or have been exposed.
  • All events should be coordinated with schedule@corban.edu to determine if any specific guidelines are required.
  • Corban’s COVID Task Force recommends that you limit in-person meetings to two people and that you utilize Zoom whenever possible for larger meetings. This recommendation comes as an effort to minimize the risk of having multiple employees exposed through close contact during a meeting. If more than two people need to meet in person, we recommend that you meet in a venue that allows you to maintain social distancing of six feet between individuals.

Campus Status

  • All campus offices and buildings are open.
  • Campus is open to visitors. Please self-screen for COVID symptoms before you come, and wear a mask indoors. Prospective students and their families may schedule a visit, take a virtual tour of campus, or request a virtual meeting with an admissions counselor or faculty member.
  • The Student Health Center is open 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. Monday and Wednesday, and 8:30a.m. to 11:30a.m. Tuesday and Thursday for COVID-19 testing and other basic medical care.
  • The C.E. Jeffers Sports Center is open regular hours. Masks must be worn in the gym except while practicing or competing.

  • The Dining Hall is open regular hours. Masks may be removed once seated and eating.

The current status of student health related to COVID-19 as of Oct. 11, 2021 is as follows:

  • Students in quarantine or isolation – 10
  • Students released from quarantine or isolation (since 8/25/2021) – 145

In compliance with our COVID-19 protocol to proactively minimize health risks on campus, students may be placed in quarantine or isolation for exposure, possible symptoms, or positive COVID-19 results.

Corban University continues to work closely with Marion County Health and Santiam Health to ensure appropriate measures are in place to minimize the risk of COVID-19 cases. Corban University is also following all sanitation and isolation guidelines as outlined in our Communicable Disease Plan.

covid updates 10 12 2021

2Ā of this weekā€™s new cases were on campus during their infectious period.

2021-2022 Academic Year

We are excited for the year ahead and expect things on campus to look even more like the Corban we love, with more in-person classes, athletics, campus activities, and student events. At this point, most COVID-related restrictions for higher education have been removed. However, masks are required in indoor public spaces and outdoors when social distancing cannot be maintained. The following information outlines our plans for the 2021-22 academic year at this time.

Face-to-Face Classes

Classes are being held in person on campus for the Fall 2021 semester for traditional undergraduate students. Classrooms have been reconfigured to normal seating capacity so all students can attend in person. Classes began on Wednesday, August 25, 2021.

Chapel and Student Events

Chapel will be held in the Psalm Center Mondays and Fridays at 10:00 a.m. SGA will host a student-led evening chapel on Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. in the Psalm Center.

Student events that were altered or canceled last year will resume as well. We look forward to many of our campus traditions and activities happening again this year.

We also anticipate a return of regular season play for our athletic teams and being able to have more spectators to cheer on our Warriors!

Campus Offices and Services

Campus offices, such as the Registrarā€™s Office, Financial Aid, Student Life, and Student Support, will be open for both in-person and Zoom appointments. Tutoring and writing assistance will continue to be available both on campus and 24/7 through Tutor.com.

On-campus services, including the dining hall, coffee shop, library, the gym, and The Barn will be open.

Student Health Services

Corbanā€™s on-campus Student Health Center, managed by Santiam Hospital, will be available again for the 2021-22 school year. They offer free COVID-19 testing for students as well as free acute and minor illness diagnosis, treating of minor injuries and illnesses, sports screening, and routine medical care. Associated costs for prescribed medications, lab testing, and imaging will be billed to your insurance.

Corbanā€™s on-campus Counseling Center also offers free mental health counseling for students with both in-person and Zoom appointments.

Learn about student health resources.

COVID-19 Vaccine & Illness

Vaccines are not required for the Corban community, but they are strongly recommended. Being vaccinated can eliminate the need for frequent COVID testing or quarantining when exposed as well as greatly reduce the severity of the virus if you do get sick. Students who are not vaccinated and become exposed to COVID will need to quarantine for 14 days and work with their professors to make up any classwork missed during that time.

Daily self-screening for COVID symptoms is still required. If you’re having symptoms or have been exposed to COVID:

  1. Stay home or in your dorm room.
  2. Report on #CampusClear or email covidhealth@corban.edu.
  3. Someone will respond quickly with next steps for you.

Health & Safety Guidelines

Corban University operates in accordance with COVID guidelines outlined by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Marion County, and the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC). We will continue to monitor any changes and work closely with these agencies in the event that adjustments are necessary.

We are committed to the health and safety of the Corban community and aim to:

  • maximize the health, safety, and well-being of all community members;
  • act in a mission-consistent, data-informed manner;
  • promote continuity of University services; and,
  • communicate with community members quickly and clearly.

Learn more about Corban’s guiding philosophy toward COVID-19 prevention and response.

Questions?

We’re here to help! Direct your questions to the following individuals:

COVID-19 Planning COVIDhealth@corban.edu

Admissions Questionsadmissions@corban.edu

Campus Events schedule@corban.edu

Athletic Events – Jarett Thoren: jthoren@corban.edu

Residence Life – Eugene Edwards: eedwards@corban.edu

Employee Concerns – Dee Wendler: dwendler@corban.edu

Faculty Concerns – Tom Cornman: tcornman@corban.edu

Facilities – Troy Croff: tcroff@corban.edu

Campus Safety – Mike Roth: mroth@corban.edu

International Travel – Janine Allen: jallen@corban.edu

Thank you for doing your part to keep our campus healthy and safe!

Additional updates and information can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html