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Corban University

COVID-19 F.A.Q.

Last updated Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Updated sections are in bolded, italicized text.

Current Campus Guidelines and Status as of July 20, 2021

Corban University is operating in accordance with guidance from the Oregon Health Authority and Marion County.

Campus Status

  • As of June 30, 2021, all masking and social distancing requirements are no longer in effect.
  • All employees are able to return to on-campus work in their normal capacity without the requirements of masking, distancing, or limited office occupancy.
  • Arrangements for working remotely must be formalized between the employee and the employee’s supervisor and documented with the Telecommuting Agreement, taking into account the job duties, and the needs of the campus and the specific department. Questions regarding return to on-campus work and/or remote work should be directed to the supervisor.
  • Campus is currently open to visitors. Masks are no longer required but may be worn if desired. You may also take a virtual tour of our campus or request a virtual meeting with an admissions counselor or faculty member.
  • All events should be coordinated with schedule@corban.edu to determine if any specific guidelines are required.
  • The C.E. Jeffers Sports Center will be open, Monday through Friday from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. and closed weekends.
  • The Dining Hall is open for limited summer hours.
  • 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.
    You can download the #CampusClear app from the Apple Store or Google Play. If you do not have a smartphone, you can log into CampusClear.com from a computer. For more information, read the #CampusClear FAQ.

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.

 

2021-2022 Academic Year

As we look ahead to Fall 2021, we 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, all the COVID-related restrictions for higher education have been removed. Our sincere hope is that this will not change prior to the start of the next school year. The following information outlines our plans for the 2021-22 academic year at this time.

 

Face-to-Face Classes

Classes will be held in person on campus, starting on Wednesday, August 25, for the Fall 2021 semester for traditional undergraduate students. Classrooms will be reconfigured to normal seating capacity so all students can attend in person.

 

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 Registrar’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

Corban’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.

Corban’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

Corban will not require COVID vaccinations. We do recommend getting the vaccine in order to eliminate the need for frequent COVID testing or quarantining when exposed. 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 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 playing your part in keeping our campus healthy and safe!

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