Loras College Emergency
Management Team Response to
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Timetable

 

Loras Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Timetable

 

Ongoing: Contact with the CDC, Iowa Department of Public Health, City of Dubuque, NCAA, CIC, IAICU, American Rivers Athletic Conference, colleagues at other institutions of higher education, along with continued communication with all of our representative associations and elected government officials. These include: Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, State of Iowa Governor’s Office, Office of Representative Abby Finkenauer, and the Offices of Senators Grassley and Ernst, respectively. Visit loras.edu/coronavirus for the most recent campus status and updates.

View Detailed (COVID-19)
Campus Updates

July 20

  • Emergency Management Response / Crisis Core team meet

July 14

  • Campus Update from President Collins details modified plans for Homecoming, Family Weekend and Commencement.

July 10

  • Emergency Management Response / Crisis Core team meet

July 7

  • Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students, Art Sunleaf, communicates Daily Guidelines along with Returning to Campus and Travel Guidelines

June 26

  • Emergency Management Response / Crisis Core team meet

June 19

  • Emergency Management Response / Crisis Core team meet

June 12

  • Emergency Management Response / Crisis Core team meet

June 10

  • Campus Update from President Collins details plans for fall
    (see the Loras Flex plan)

June 5

  • Emergency Management Response / Crisis Core team meet

May 29

  • Emergency Management Response / Crisis Core team meet

May 22

  • Emergency Management Response / Crisis Core team meet

May 21

  • End of Academic Year Update from President Collins (included COVID19 impact survey link)

May 15

  • Emergency Management Response / Crisis Core team meet

May 1

  • Emergency Management Response / Crisis Core team meet

April 30

  • Campus Update from President Collins announces plans for fall

April 29

  • Communication Regarding CARES Act Funding for Students

April 24

  • Emergency Management Response / Crisis Core team meet

April 20

  • Campus Update from President Collins announces plans for Commencement
  • Campus Update from President Collins announces that “non-essential” faculty, staff and administration will continue to work remotely until end of day, May 29

April 17

  • Emergency Management Response / Crisis Core team meet

April 9

  • Emergency Management Response / Crisis Core team meet

April 7

  • Temporary Changes to Academic Deadlines and Grading Options sent to students by Donna N. Heald, Ph.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean

April 6

  • Campus Update from President Collins
  • #LorasTogether apparel available for purchase with proceeds benefiting local health care emergency response efforts

April 3

  • Emergency Management Response / Crisis Core team meet

March 30

  • President Collins addresses the campus community and beyond with an update

March 27

  • Student Development provides students with a comprehensive resource list
  • Emergency Management Response / Crisis Core team meet

    March 24

    • The #LorasTogether campaign is launched to provide moral support to students beginning their first week of online classes

    March 22

    • President Collins addresses the campus community and beyond with an update

    March 20

    • Campus wide communication is emailed to faculty, staff & students
    • Emergency Management Response / Crisis Core team meets

    March 19

    • Campus wide follow-up communication is emailed to faculty, staff & students
    • Loras Daily publishes publicly and emails update information to news subscribers
    • Campus Spirituality sends and post prayers

    March 18

    • Staff are notified of work-at-home options and strategy

    March 17

    • Loras announces the cancelling of all classes are cancelled effective at noon today in response to the Governor’s announcement that all gatherings greater than 10 people are prohibited

    March 16

    • Information on dealing with anxiety is sent to campus community
    • Emergency Management Response / Crisis Core team meets

    March 15

    • President Collins sends second communication to campus community and parents
    • Loras announces that classes on March 19, 20 and 23 are cancelled and on-line instruction will begin on March 24 and proceed until at least April 20
    • Campus Spiritually sends message to campus

    March 13

    • Q & A developed and published on website
    • American Rivers Conference cancels all athletic competition and events
    • Loras limits on-campus events and cancels all externally-sponsored events
    • “Coronavirus 101: Biology and Government Response” presentation by biology faculty Kate Cooper and Chris Budzisz
    • Informative campus forum held by Health Center staff
    • Emergency Management Response / Crisis Core team meets

    March 12

    • Emergency Management Response / Crisis Core team holds second tabletop exercise
    • Loras sends message to students studying abroad, cancelling programs and calling them back to the U.S.
    • NCAA Div. III cancelled national tournaments
    • President Collins sends second communication to campus community and parents
    • Website updates continue
    • Informative campus forum held by Health Center staff

    March 11

    • Website link established
    • NCAA Div. III limits attendance at national competition to athletes and six guests
    • E-Learn site established for all faculty with resources for online teaching

    March 10

    • KCRG interview with Dr. Sunleaf airs
    • Informative campus forum held by Health Center staff

    March 9

    • Emergency Management Response / Crisis Core team meets
    • President Collins sends communication to students, faculty, staff and board (3 cases confirmed in Iowa – all from the same cruise to Egypt)
    • Faculty asked to prepare plans for online course delivery

    March 6

    • Hand sanitizer stations installed in all major buildings on campus
    • CDC posters printed and placed in strategic locations throughout campus Campus custodial staff alerted to cleaning protocols

    March 5

    • Emergency Management Response / Crisis Core team holds tabletop exercise (no cases confirmed in Iowa)
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