ALBION COLLEGE COVID UPDATE. Office of President. Albion College. 11/11/2020

ALBION COLLEGE COVID UPDATE. Office of President. Albion College. 11/11/2020

By: Office of the President – Albion College

Dear Albion Community,

Yesterday, Governor Whitmer held a call with all Michigan college and university presidents to discuss our collective response to the rapid increases in COVID-19 cases in the region, state and across the country. The Governor and the State Department of Health are advising all colleges and universities to de-densify campuses to mitigate local risk and risk associated with travel and gatherings during the holidays. As a result, we are encouraging faculty to shift their classes online wherever possible for the remainder of the semester beginning as soon as Thursday, November 12. We strongly encourage all students who can engage in fully virtual learning to leave campus as soon as is safe and possible.

Attached are recommendations and guidance from the Governor’s office that students are expected to review and sign before departing campus. Residential Life will send out a communication later today that will include a google form for students to indicate that they reviewed this document. Students must follow all instructions in the communication from the Office of Residential Life.

Governor Whitmer and the State Department of Health strongly recommend that for two weeks before leaving campus, students should complete a self-quarantine period that they define as limiting movement to attending classes and work, getting food and attending medical appointments. Assuming that students have been following Albion’s Together Safely protocols, which meet this definition, they will have already completed this two-week self-quarantine period and so are cleared to leave campus.