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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Updated as of Friday, March 20, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. CST

A message from Jody Horner, Midland University President, and Theo Blum, Midland University Student Senate President:

Updated as of  Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 6:38 p.m. CST

After careful consideration, Midland University has announced its plans to continue with online instruction through the remainder of the spring semester.

With the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation at the forefront of our nation, Midland is continuing to use an abundance of caution in making sure the health and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff is top priority. Through communication with our local health departments, we believe continuing with online instruction is the best course of action.

Spring Break will take place as previously scheduled from March 23-27. After Spring Break, beginning April 1, all spring semester classes will be held online. 

Midland will not be hosting the following student events on campus: Student Awards Banquet, Research Fair, Nursing Pinning Ceremony, and Commencement. Additional information regarding these events will be shared in the coming weeks. 


Updated as of Friday, March 13, 2020 at 3:48 p.m. CST

Questions? Visit our COVID-19 (coronavirus) Student FAQs


Updated as of Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 5:45 p.m. CST

Midland University announces plans to extend online teaching and learning through Sunday, April 5th. In-class sessions will resume on Monday, April 6th. Read letter from President Jody Horner for additional information:

Dear Midland family,

I want to thank everyone for their patience and flexibility during this difficult time. While our preference this week would have been to hold in-person classes, we have received positive response from both faculty and students concerning online classes and your ability to adjust to this schedule change has been a major component in making this transition go smoothly.

At this time there are no Midland University students who have a confirmed case of COVID-19 coronavirus. Additionally, there are no reported cases in the city of Fremont or Dodge County. We will continue to proceed through this time with an abundance of caution. As a result, our plan is to extend online teaching and learning through Sunday, April 5th. At this time, we are planning for in-class sessions to resume on Monday, April 6th. Spring Break will take place as previously scheduled from March 23rd through March 27th. Your health and safety are of the utmost priority and we continue to recommend social distancing when possible.

Midland University’s campus will be open during this time and will operate under normal business hours.

We will continue to monitor this situation closely as we remain in constant contact with local health departments. We realize this is a very fluid situation and is changing from day-to-day. We will continue to update anyone with any potential changes and will pass along additional information as it becomes available.

Thank you for all you do.

Jody Horner, President

See video message here: https://vimeo.com/397081065


Updated as of Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 3:07 p.m. CST

The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our top priority at Midland University. Our staff is closely monitoring the coronavirus COVID-19 and will continue to work with local agencies to ensure the safety of our campus.

While there have been NO REPORTED CASES OF CORONAVIRUS ON THE MIDLAND UNIVERSITY CAMPUS, we will remain committed to keeping our campus and community informed with the latest information and recommendations.

 

HEALTH TIPS

Prevention

There are several actions individuals can take to prevent the spread of potential viruses. 

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

 

SYMPTOMS

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure: fever, cough, shortness of breath. 

 

The CDC has issued information regarding symptoms, prevention and treatment, as well as a number of other frequently asked questions and answers.

 

TRAVEL

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends avoiding non-essential travel to China, Italy, Iran, and South Korea. If you are planning on traveling internationally, visit the CDC website at https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel for updated travel advisories and necessary precautions to stay safe and healthy during travels. Those who are planning to travel internationally should consult with their healthcare provider and let a Midland advisor or manager know. Three Rivers Public Health Department, which serves Dodge County, recommends not canceling school-related or school-sponsored domestic travels at this time.

 

RESOURCES

The Midland Student Health Department is in continuous communication with Three Rivers and is also receiving updated information from the Nebraska State Health Department and the CDC. Midland Student Health is available to consult students, faculty, and staff as needed. For additional information or questions, please contact Midland Student Health at 402-941-6450 or at studenthealth@midlandu.edu.

 

Other helpful resources include:

 

Three Rivers

 

Center for Disease Control

 

Methodist Fremont Health

 

U.S. Department of State