The mission of Facilities Management is to support the vision of the University by being responsive to the needs of the community and providing a safe, clean, and comfortable learning, working and living environment in a fiscally sound manner with focus on customer service and quality.

Annual Fire Safety Testing Continues; Public Health Signage Being Posted

  • The Facilities team continues to do annual testing, this week checking fire extinguishers.
  • In support of campus tours, signs are being posted around the campus highlighting our required public health practices for prospective students and their families.
  • Electrical work continues on exterior lights that are burned out. This is an annual project to ensure sufficient lighting. 
  • To ensure sufficient supply, Augsburg is securing bulk supplies of hand sanitizer and wipes. A return to campus plan is in the works that will include where wipes and hand sanitizer will be made available across campus by the start of the fall semester.
  • Augsburg is continuing to work under its modified operations plan, which is in effect until further notice during the COVID-19 pandemic. Summer classes are online. Employees (including faculty, staff, and student workers) whose roles are deemed critical to university operations will retain access to campus buildings for work purposes. Resident students who received exceptions to live on campus still retain fob access to their residence hall.
  • Cloth masks are in stock for critical staff and faculty and resident students. Contact Bryan Massich to receive one. All staff, faculty and students MUST wear cloth face masks while in any common areas while on Augsburg property, based on Minnesota Department of Health guidelines for higher education. Resident students must wear them while out of their residence hall living spaces. Wearing cloth masks does not replace the need to adhere to frequent hand washing, avoiding touching the face, and practicing social distancing, our best tools to help prevent the spread of illness.
  • Critical employees who are entering a space that’s been marked cleaned and disinfected, please take the sign down and put in a work order to have it cleaned and disinfected. If you plan to work multiple days in a row, please wait until your last visit to make a work order

Public Health Signage; Fire Alarm Testing in Process

  • DisinfectantIn support of upcoming campus tours, signs are being posted around the campus highlighting our required public health practices for prospective students and their families.
  • The Facilities team is doing annual fire alarm testing, checking to ensure smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, and the sprinkler system are working correctly. 
  • An electrician is replacing exterior lights that are burned out. This is an annual project to ensure sufficient lighting. 
  • To ensure sufficient supply, Augsburg is securing bulk supplies of hand sanitizer and wipes. A return to campus plan is in the works that will include where wipes and hand sanitizer will be made available across campus by the start of the fall semester.
  • Augsburg is continuing to work under its modified operations plan, which is in effect until further notice during the COVID-19 pandemic. Summer classes are online. Employees (including faculty, staff, and student workers) whose roles are deemed critical to university operations will retain access to campus buildings for work purposes. Resident students who received exceptions to live on campus still retain fob access to their residence hall.
  • Cloth masks are in stock for critical staff and faculty and resident students. Contact Bryan Massich to receive one. All staff, faculty and students MUST wear cloth face masks while in any common areas while on Augsburg property, based on Minnesota Department of Health guidelines for higher education. Resident students must wear them while out of their residence hall living spaces. Wearing cloth masks does not replace the need to adhere to frequent hand washing, avoiding touching the face, and practicing social distancing, our best tools to help prevent the spread of illness.
  • Critical employees who are entering a space that’s been marked cleaned and disinfected, please take the sign down and put in a work order to have it cleaned and disinfected. If you plan to work multiple days in a row, please wait until your last visit to make a work order

Cloth Masks in Stock, Required on Campus

  • Cloth masks are in stock for critical staff, faculty, and resident students. Contact Facilities Director Bryan Massich to receive one. All staff, faculty and students MUST wear cloth face masks while in any common areas while on Augsburg property, based on Minnesota Department of Health guidelines for higher education. Resident students must wear them while out of their residence hall living spaces. Wearing cloth masks does not replace the need to adhere to frequent hand washing, avoiding touching the face, and practicing social distancing, our best tools to help prevent the spread of illness.
  • The search continues for hand sanitizer. Currently, Augsburg has a limited quantity of hand sanitizer but is in discussions with a company that could fulfill our needs. 
  • Augsburg has hired student workers to paint rooms inside residence halls rather than outside contractors. They will be painting in all of them this summer.
  • Augsburg is working under a modified operations plan, which is in effect until further notice during the COVID-19 pandemic. Summer classes are online. Employees (including faculty, staff, and student workers) whose roles are deemed critical to university operations will retain access to campus buildings for work purposes. Resident students who received exceptions to live on campus still retain fob access to their residence hall.
  • Critical employees who are entering a space that’s been marked cleaned and disinfected, please take the sign down and put in a work order to have it cleaned and disinfected. If you plan to work multiple days in a row, please wait until your last visit to make a work order

Augsburg Seeking Hand Sanitizer Supplier; July 1 Deadline for Spring Semester Students to Move Out

  • Facilities Director Bryan Massich is continuing the search for hand Urness Hallsanitizer. Currently, Augsburg has a limited quantity of hand sanitizer but is in discussions with a company that could fulfill our needs. 
  • Residence Life is asking spring semester students to have their belongings removed from residence halls by July 1, and has communicated with them directly. 
  • Augsburg has hired student workers to paint rooms inside residence halls rather than outside contractors. They will be painting in all of them this summer.
  • Augsburg is working under a modified operations plan, which is in effect until further notice during the COVID-19 pandemic. Summer classes are online. Employees (including faculty, staff, and student workers) whose roles are deemed critical to university operations will retain access to campus buildings for work purposes. Resident students who received exceptions to live on campus still retain fob access to their residence hall.
  • Cloth masks are in stock for critical staff, faculty, and resident students. Contact Bryan Massich to receive one. All staff, faculty and students MUST wear cloth face masks while in any common areas while on Augsburg property, based on Minnesota Department of Health guidelines for higher education. Resident students must wear them while out of their residence hall living spaces. Wearing cloth masks does not replace the need to adhere to frequent hand washing, avoiding touching the face, and practicing social distancing, our best tools to help prevent the spread of illness.
  • Critical employees who are entering a space that’s been marked cleaned and disinfected, please take the sign down and put in a work order to have it cleaned and disinfected. If you plan to work multiple days in a row, please wait until your last visit to make a work order

Student Workers Painting Residence Hall Units; Ice Arena Reopening for Rentals 

  • Ice arenaAugsburg has hired student workers to paint rooms inside residence halls rather than outside contractors. They are currently working on Urness hall and will be painting in all of them this summer.
  • The Augsburg Ice Arena is reopening June 15 for rental only. The arena shut down in March because of a roof leak that’s been repaired.
  • Augsburg is working under a modified operations plan, which is in effect until further notice during the COVID-19 pandemic. Summer classes are online. Employees (including faculty, staff, and student workers) whose roles are deemed critical to university operations will retain access to campus buildings for work purposes. Resident students who received exceptions to live on campus still retain fob access to their residence hall.
  • Cloth masks are in stock for critical staff and faculty and resident students. Contact Bryan Massich to receive one. All staff, faculty and students MUST wear cloth face masks while in any common areas while on Augsburg property, based on Minnesota Department of Health guidelines for higher education. Resident students must wear them while out of their residence hall living spaces. Wearing cloth masks does not replace the need to adhere to frequent hand washing, avoiding touching the face, and practicing social distancing, our best tools to help prevent the spread of illness.
  • Critical employees who are entering a space that’s been marked cleaned and disinfected, please take the sign down and put in a work order to have it cleaned and disinfected. If you plan to work multiple days in a row, please wait until your last visit to make a work order

Augsburg Under Modified Operations Plan; Masks Required on Campus

  • Augsburg is working under a modified operations plan, which is in effect until further notice during the COVID-19 pandemic. Summer classes are online. Employees (including faculty, staff, and student workers) whose roles are deemed critical to university operations will retain access to campus buildings for work purposes. Resident students who received exceptions to live on campus still retain fob access to their residence hall.
  • Cloth masks are in stock for critical staff and faculty and resident students. Contact Bryan Massich to receive one. All staff, faculty and students MUST wear cloth face masks while in any common areas while on Augsburg property, based on Minnesota Department of Health guidelines for higher education. Resident students must wear them while out of their residence hall living spaces. Wearing cloth masks does not replace the need to adhere to frequent hand washing, avoiding touching the face, and practicing social distancing, our best tools to help prevent the spread of illness.
  • Critical employees who are entering a space that’s been marked cleaned and disinfected, please take the sign down and put in a work order to have it cleaned and disinfected. If you plan to work multiple days in a row, please wait until your last visit to make a work order

Building Access Issues Resolved; Urness Students Moving

  • Remaining Urness Residence Hall students are in the process of moving to Anderson and Luther residence halls. AdvantaClean sanitized and disinfected the common space restrooms in Urness.  Augsburg staff will clean the residence hall rooms during May and June.
  • A wiring issue was fixed at Oren Gateway Center. Other entry issues to campus buildings have been resolved for the time being. Some critical employees who had access to campus buildings couldn’t get in because of a problem with card access servers. DPS is working with IT and Augsburg’s vendor to resolve the issues. If you are a critical employee or resident student with access to a campus building and you can’t get in, contact DPS at 612-330-1717 for assistance.
  • Augsburg now has cloth masks in stock for critical staff and faculty and resident students. Contact Bryan Massich to receive one. All staff, faculty and students MUST wear cloth face masks in any common areas while on Augsburg property, based on Minnesota Department of Health guidelines for higher education. Resident students must wear them while out of their residence hall living spaces. Wearing cloth masks does not replace the need to adhere to frequent hand washing, avoid touching the face, and practicing social distancing, our best tools to help prevent the spread of illness.
  • Critical employees who are entering a space that’s been marked cleaned and disinfected, please take the sign down and put in a work order to have it cleaned and disinfected. If you plan to work multiple days in a row, please wait until your last visit to make a work order

Building Access Issues; Urness Residents Moving

  • Some who have access to campus buildings can’t get in because of a Urness Hallproblem with card access servers. DPS is working with IT and Augsburg’s vendor to resolve the issues. If you are a critical employee or resident student with access to a campus building and you can’t get in, contact DPS at 612-330-1717 for assistance.    
  • Remaining Urness Residence Hall students are in the process of moving to Anderson and Luther residence halls. AdvantaClean will complete cleaning and disinfecting of the common space restrooms in Urness by May 5. Augsburg staff will clean the residence hall rooms during May and June.
  • Augsburg is currently functioning under a modified operations plan. Fob access has been turned off except those who have critical work on campus and resident students living on campus. No guests are allowed inside buildings. Custodians are focused on cleaning and disinfecting residential spaces.
  • Augsburg now has cloth masks in stock for critical staff and faculty and resident students. Contact Bryan Massich to receive one. All staff, faculty and students MUST wear cloth face masks while in any common areas while on Augsburg property, based on Minnesota Department of Health guidelines for higher education. Resident students must wear them while out of their residence hall living spaces. Wearing cloth masks does not replace the need to adhere to frequent hand washing, avoid touching the face, and practicing social distancing, our best tools to help prevent the spread of illness.
  • Critical employees who are entering a space that’s been marked cleaned and disinfected, please take the sign down and put in a work order to have it cleaned and disinfected. If you plan to work multiple days in a row, please wait until your last visit to make a work order

Augsburg Now Has Cloth Masks in Stock; Masks Now Required at Augsburg

  • Cloth masks are now required on campus. The Minnesota Department of Health has released updated masking guidelines for Institutes of Higher Education. All staff, faculty and students MUST wear cloth face masks while in any common areas while on Augsburg property. Resident students must wear them while out of their residence hall living spaces. Wearing cloth masks does not replace the need to adhere to frequent hand washing, avoiding touching the face, and practicing social distancing, which are our best tools to help prevent the spread of illness. Critical employees who are entering a space that’s been marked cleaned and disinfected, please take the sign down and put in a work order to have it cleaned and disinfected. If you plan to work multiple days in a row, please wait until your last visit to submit a work order.Augsburg now has cloth masks in stock for critical staff and faculty and resident students. Contact Bryan Massich to receive one. All staff, faculty and students MUST wear cloth face masks while in any common areas while
    on Augsburg property, based on Minnesota Department of Health guidelines for higher education. Resident students must wear them while out of their residence hall living spaces.
    Wearing cloth masks does not replace the need to adhere to frequent hand washing, avoid touching the face, and practicing social distancing, our best tools to help prevent the spread of illness.
  • The Stay Home executive order issued by Gov. Tim Walz continues. Fob access has been turned off except for those who have critical work oncampus and resident students living on campus. Those who have access are asked to maintain social distancing. Go only where you need to go and only stay on campus to complete your critical tasks. Do not linger on campus. No guests are allowed. Augsburg is trying to minimize people gathering and help custodians focus on cleaning and disinfecting student residential spaces.
  • Critical employees who are entering a space that’s been marked cleaned and disinfected, please take the sign down and put in a work order to have it cleaned and disinfected. If you plan to work multiple days in a row, please wait until your last visit to make a work order
  • A COVID-19 certified disinfecting service began March 31 daily cleaning anddisinfecting of the common restrooms on all residential floors at Urness. In the other residence halls, students have their own bathrooms in their residential units.

 

Cloth Masks Now Required at Augsburg; Governor’s Stay Home Order Extended Until May 4

  • Stay Home MNCloth masks are now required on campus. The Minnesota Department of Health has released updated masking guidelines for Institutes of Higher Education. All staff, faculty, and students MUST wear cloth face masks while in any common areas while on Augsburg property. Resident students must wear them while out of their residence hall living spaces. Wearing cloth masks does not replace the need to adhere to frequent hand washing, avoiding touching the face, and practicing social distancing, which are our best tools to help prevent the spread of illness. 
  • Critical employees who are entering a space that’s been marked cleaned and disinfected, please take the sign down and put in a work order to have it cleaned and disinfected. If you plan to work multiple days in a row, please wait until your last visit to make a work order
  • The Stay Home executive order issued by Gov. Tim Walz continues. Fob access has been turned off except those who have critical work on campus and resident students living on campus. Those who have access are asked to maintain social distancing. Go only where you need to go and only stay on campus to complete your critical tasks. Do not linger on campus. No guests are allowed. Augsburg is trying to minimize people gathering and help custodians focus on cleaning and disinfecting student residential spaces.
  • A COVID-19 certified disinfecting service began March 31 daily cleaning and disinfecting of the common restrooms on all residential floors at Urness. In the other residence halls, students have their own bathrooms in their residential units.
  • For our public safety and facilities teams, Augsburg has procured a quantity of cotton masks. Wearing these masks helps prevent employees from touching their faces and may help protect others from the spread of the virus. These are not the medical masks that are in short supply by the healthcare system. The staff receiving these also will have guidelines on how to properly use and launder them. Hand washing and social distancing still are considered primary steps to mitigate COVID-19.