COVID-19: Current status

(Updated  January 12, 2022)

Augsburg’s on-campus case rate recently entered the high range. This is the first time the on-campus rate exceeded 3% of the student population. Augsburg is adhering to MDH guidance for higher education institutions. For the most recent detailed information, see:

To reduce transmission of the virus, students, faculty, and staff should continue to follow these requirements:

  • Pay attention to your symptoms:
    • Complete the #CampusClear daily symptom screening app whenever you come to campus or leave a residence hall unit.
    • Stay home and stay away from others if you are sick. Whether you are vaccinated or not, we recommend you get a COVID-19 test when you are experiencing symptoms.  
  • Wear a well-fitted face mask in indoor campus spaces, except when eating in dining areas or when in one’s own residential unit or individual office with the door closed.
  • Minimize the number of people you are in close contact with. This will limit the number of people who will need to quarantine or get tested if you test positive for COVID-19.
  • If you are vaccinated and test positive for COVID-19, or if you are unvaccinated and test positive for COVID-19 or are exposed to someone with COVID-19, complete the COVID-19 self-report form so that the Augsburg’s COVID-19 Response Team can follow up with you to ensure the appropriate next steps are taken. 

For more information, see Resources for Students,  Updates for Parents and Families, and Faculty/Staff Resources.

Key Updates

Email from VP of Operations: New quarantine and isolation procedures (January 17)

Email from VP of Operations: Augsburg implementing additional COVID-19 mitigations (January 11)

Email from VP of Operations: Overview: Return to Campus for Spring Semester (January 5)

From the Dean of Students: In 14 Days… (December 27)

From the Dean of Students: Recent COVID-19 transmission among students not staying home while sick (December 9)

Email from the Dean of Students: Thanksgiving (November 17)

Email from VP of Operations: An update on university COVID-19 mitigation efforts and indoor dining (September 28)

Mask Up Email from Dean of Students (September 2)

Email from VP of Operations: Augsburg extends indoor mask mandate through September (August 27)

Indoor Mask Requirement Reinstated – Email from COO (August 3)

From the Dean of Students: Verifying your vaccination status by August 26 (July 28)

Email from President Pribbenow: Augsburg mandates vaccination for all students, staff, and faculty (July 22)

A-mail: Drawing for Prizes Worth up to $500 for Vaccinated Students by August 31 (July 20)

Email from President Pribbenow: End of indoor mask policy and ongoing vaccine work (June 11)

A-mail: All Welcome for Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Starting Monday in OCG (June 11)

Email from President Pribbenow to Faculty Senate regarding vaccination policy (June 4)

Email from VP of Operations: Updates regarding on-campus public health requirements (June 1)

A-mail: Walk-in Johnson & Johnson Vaccination Clinic Thursday, May 20, 1-3 p.m. at People’s Center (May 19)

Email from President Pribbenow: Indoor face covering requirement at Augsburg (May 14)

A-mail: Walk-ins Now Welcome for Free COVID-19 Vaccine (May 12)

Email from President Pribbenow: Gov. Walz dials back COVID-19 restrictions (May 7)

Augsburg Celebrates Class of 2021 with Virtual and In-Person Commencement (April 30)

Email from VP of Operations: Timely – COVID-19 Vaccine Opportunity Monday, April 19/May 17 at Central Lutheran Church (April 15)

Email from VP of Operations: Timely Information: Vaccine Opportunity at People’s Center Clinic (April 15)

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs (April 15)

Email from President Pribbenow: Our Plans for Fall 2021 (March 22)

A-mail: Free On-Campus COVID-19 Testing in March  (March 3)

A-mail: Sign Up for the Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector (February 26)

Temporary Changes to Grading Options for Students for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 (February 2)

Email from Vice President of Operations: COVID-19 Campus Update Spring 2021 (January 8)

Auggie Guide for Spring Semester 2021 (January 7)

A-mail: Textbook Rental Charge Deadline Extended to December 28 (December 17)

A-mail: Textbook Rental Returns (December 8)

From the Dean of Students: Finishing the Semester Strong (December 1)

COVID-19 Campus Update from President Pribbenow  (November 20)

Email from Vice President of Operations: New Statewide Restrictions and Free On-Campus Testing (November 10)

A-mail: Free Testing for COVID-19 (November 10)

Guest Policy Change from Dean of Students (October 18)

COVID-19 Guest Policy from Dean of Students (August 28)

Community Commitment Statement (August 25)

Message from Dean of Students: Restricting Activities Before Returning to Campus (August 18)

Key Upcoming Dates (August 10)

MIAC Postpones Competition Seasons for Several Fall Sports to Spring (July 28)

Upcoming Fall 2020 Town Hall Sessions for Parents and Families (July 27)

Augsburg Study Abroad and Travel Updates (July 15)

Augsburg Issues Student Emergency Aid from Federal Coronavirus Relief Legislation (May 29)