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

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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