COVID-19: Current status

(Updated  June 28, 2021)

Augsburg University’s COVID-19 transmission level has ranged during the pandemic from low to moderate, as defined by the Minnesota Department of Health. 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:

  • Stay home if you are sick 
  • Complete the #CampusClear daily symptom screening app whenever you come to campus or leave a residence hall unit 
  • Report symptoms and exposures using the self-report form
    Those fully vaccinated need only report if they receive a positive COVID-19 test, and will not be required to quarantine if exposed to someone with COVID-19.
  • The campus-wide indoor mask requirement was lifted June 26. Masks may be required at some events and that will be communicated to those attending. The indoor mask policy may be reinstated in case of a rise in cases.

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

Key Updates

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)