Midland University - Fremont, Ne

Midland announces COVID-19 changes

Midland announces COVID-19 changes

Sep 28th , 2020

Like institutions across the nation, Midland University is working to navigate through COVID-19 as we have welcomed our students back to campus for the 2020 fall semester. We have been diligently working to keep our students, faculty, and staff safe and productive throughout this return, but we are aware there have been challenges along the way.

We have recently seen a slight rise in the number of positive COVID-19 cases on campus. While we don’t view these numbers as unusually high, it has raised enough concern for us that we are implementing several changes to help us manage the COVID-19 situation.

These changes are being made out of an abundance of caution as we work to keep our students safe, whether they live on or off-campus. 

  • We will be limiting the number of students in residence hall rooms. Total occupants in a residence hall room will not exceed the number of students living in that room. For example, in a residence hall where two students live in a room, the total number of students in that room should not exceed two.
  • Travel protocols for athletic teams will be updated. We will be looking at ways to ensure greater social distancing for our athletes when they travel. This could mean more modes of transportation to each event. Other potential changes could involve reducing overnight travel when possible, reducing travel roster sizes when possible, and limit to essential travel (conference games, conference or national qualifying events, national tournaments).
  • There will be increased testing, which can take place on campus. Student Health can now do COVID-19 testing through Test Nebraska, making the process more convenient for students. 

We will continue to take every necessary action to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and keep our campus safe.