Augsburg Under Modified Operations Plan; Masks Required on Campus

  • Augsburg is working under a modified operations plan, which is in effect until further notice during the COVID-19 pandemic. Summer classes are online. Employees (including faculty, staff, and student workers) whose roles are deemed critical to university operations will retain access to campus buildings for work purposes. Resident students who received exceptions to live on campus still retain fob access to their residence hall.
  • Cloth masks are in stock for critical staff and faculty and resident students. Contact Bryan Massich to receive one. All staff, faculty and students MUST wear cloth face masks while in any common areas while on Augsburg property, based on Minnesota Department of Health guidelines for higher education. Resident students must wear them while out of their residence hall living spaces. Wearing cloth masks does not replace the need to adhere to frequent hand washing, avoiding touching the face, and practicing social distancing, our best tools to help prevent the spread of illness.
  • Critical employees who are entering a space that’s been marked cleaned and disinfected, please take the sign down and put in a work order to have it cleaned and disinfected. If you plan to work multiple days in a row, please wait until your last visit to make a work order

Building Access Issues Resolved; Urness Students Moving

  • Remaining Urness Residence Hall students are in the process of moving to Anderson and Luther residence halls. AdvantaClean sanitized and disinfected the common space restrooms in Urness.  Augsburg staff will clean the residence hall rooms during May and June.
  • A wiring issue was fixed at Oren Gateway Center. Other entry issues to campus buildings have been resolved for the time being. Some critical employees who had access to campus buildings couldn’t get in because of a problem with card access servers. DPS is working with IT and Augsburg’s vendor to resolve the issues. If you are a critical employee or resident student with access to a campus building and you can’t get in, contact DPS at 612-330-1717 for assistance.
  • Augsburg now has cloth masks in stock for critical staff and faculty and resident students. Contact Bryan Massich to receive one. All staff, faculty and students MUST wear cloth face masks in any common areas while on Augsburg property, based on Minnesota Department of Health guidelines for higher education. Resident students must wear them while out of their residence hall living spaces. Wearing cloth masks does not replace the need to adhere to frequent hand washing, avoid touching the face, and practicing social distancing, our best tools to help prevent the spread of illness.
  • Critical employees who are entering a space that’s been marked cleaned and disinfected, please take the sign down and put in a work order to have it cleaned and disinfected. If you plan to work multiple days in a row, please wait until your last visit to make a work order

Building Access Issues; Urness Residents Moving

  • Some who have access to campus buildings can’t get in because of a Urness Hallproblem with card access servers. DPS is working with IT and Augsburg’s vendor to resolve the issues. If you are a critical employee or resident student with access to a campus building and you can’t get in, contact DPS at 612-330-1717 for assistance.    
  • Remaining Urness Residence Hall students are in the process of moving to Anderson and Luther residence halls. AdvantaClean will complete cleaning and disinfecting of the common space restrooms in Urness by May 5. Augsburg staff will clean the residence hall rooms during May and June.
  • Augsburg is currently functioning under a modified operations plan. Fob access has been turned off except those who have critical work on campus and resident students living on campus. No guests are allowed inside buildings. Custodians are focused on cleaning and disinfecting residential spaces.
  • Augsburg now has cloth masks in stock for critical staff and faculty and resident students. Contact Bryan Massich to receive one. All staff, faculty and students MUST wear cloth face masks while in any common areas while on Augsburg property, based on Minnesota Department of Health guidelines for higher education. Resident students must wear them while out of their residence hall living spaces. Wearing cloth masks does not replace the need to adhere to frequent hand washing, avoid touching the face, and practicing social distancing, our best tools to help prevent the spread of illness.
  • Critical employees who are entering a space that’s been marked cleaned and disinfected, please take the sign down and put in a work order to have it cleaned and disinfected. If you plan to work multiple days in a row, please wait until your last visit to make a work order

Augsburg Now Has Cloth Masks in Stock; Masks Now Required at Augsburg

  • Cloth masks are now required on campus. The Minnesota Department of Health has released updated masking guidelines for Institutes of Higher Education. All staff, faculty and students MUST wear cloth face masks while in any common areas while on Augsburg property. Resident students must wear them while out of their residence hall living spaces. Wearing cloth masks does not replace the need to adhere to frequent hand washing, avoiding touching the face, and practicing social distancing, which are our best tools to help prevent the spread of illness. Critical employees who are entering a space that’s been marked cleaned and disinfected, please take the sign down and put in a work order to have it cleaned and disinfected. If you plan to work multiple days in a row, please wait until your last visit to submit a work order.Augsburg now has cloth masks in stock for critical staff and faculty and resident students. Contact Bryan Massich to receive one. All staff, faculty and students MUST wear cloth face masks while in any common areas while
    on Augsburg property, based on Minnesota Department of Health guidelines for higher education. Resident students must wear them while out of their residence hall living spaces.
    Wearing cloth masks does not replace the need to adhere to frequent hand washing, avoid touching the face, and practicing social distancing, our best tools to help prevent the spread of illness.
  • The Stay Home executive order issued by Gov. Tim Walz continues. Fob access has been turned off except for those who have critical work oncampus and resident students living on campus. Those who have access are asked to maintain social distancing. Go only where you need to go and only stay on campus to complete your critical tasks. Do not linger on campus. No guests are allowed. Augsburg is trying to minimize people gathering and help custodians focus on cleaning and disinfecting student residential spaces.
  • Critical employees who are entering a space that’s been marked cleaned and disinfected, please take the sign down and put in a work order to have it cleaned and disinfected. If you plan to work multiple days in a row, please wait until your last visit to make a work order
  • A COVID-19 certified disinfecting service began March 31 daily cleaning anddisinfecting of the common restrooms on all residential floors at Urness. In the other residence halls, students have their own bathrooms in their residential units.

 

Cloth Masks Now Required at Augsburg; Governor’s Stay Home Order Extended Until May 4

  • Stay Home MNCloth masks are now required on campus. The Minnesota Department of Health has released updated masking guidelines for Institutes of Higher Education. All staff, faculty, and students MUST wear cloth face masks while in any common areas while on Augsburg property. Resident students must wear them while out of their residence hall living spaces. Wearing cloth masks does not replace the need to adhere to frequent hand washing, avoiding touching the face, and practicing social distancing, which are our best tools to help prevent the spread of illness. 
  • Critical employees who are entering a space that’s been marked cleaned and disinfected, please take the sign down and put in a work order to have it cleaned and disinfected. If you plan to work multiple days in a row, please wait until your last visit to make a work order
  • The Stay Home executive order issued by Gov. Tim Walz continues. Fob access has been turned off except those who have critical work on campus and resident students living on campus. Those who have access are asked to maintain social distancing. Go only where you need to go and only stay on campus to complete your critical tasks. Do not linger on campus. No guests are allowed. Augsburg is trying to minimize people gathering and help custodians focus on cleaning and disinfecting student residential spaces.
  • A COVID-19 certified disinfecting service began March 31 daily cleaning and disinfecting of the common restrooms on all residential floors at Urness. In the other residence halls, students have their own bathrooms in their residential units.
  • For our public safety and facilities teams, Augsburg has procured a quantity of cotton masks. Wearing these masks helps prevent employees from touching their faces and may help protect others from the spread of the virus. These are not the medical masks that are in short supply by the healthcare system. The staff receiving these also will have guidelines on how to properly use and launder them. Hand washing and social distancing still are considered primary steps to mitigate COVID-19.

Stay Home Order Continues Until 5 p.m. Friday, April 10; Only Critical Staff, Some Resident Students Allowed on Campus

  • Face masks required on campusThe Stay Home executive order issued by Gov. Tim Walz continues. Fob access ended for most Augsburg community members at 11 p.m. March 27, except those who have critical work on campus and resident students granted exceptions. Those who have access are asked to maintain social distancing. Go only where you need to go and only stay on campus to complete your critical tasks. Do not linger on campus. No guests are allowed. Augsburg is trying to minimize people gathering and help custodians focus on cleaning and disinfecting student residential spaces.
  • Critical employees who are entering a space that’s been marked cleaned and disinfected, please take the sign down and put in a work order to have it cleaned and disinfected. If you plan to work multiple days in a row, please wait until your last visit to make a work order
  • A COVID-19 certified disinfecting service began March 31 daily cleaning and disinfecting of the common restrooms on all residential floors at Urness. In the other residence halls, students have their own bathrooms in their residential units.
  • Augsburg procured a quantity of cotton masks for use by public safety and facilities teams. Wearing these masks helps prevent employees from touching their faces and may help protect others from the spread of the virus. These are not the medical masks that are in short supply by the medical system. The staff receiving these also will have guidelines on how to properly use and launder them. Hand washing and social distancing still are considered primary steps to mitigate COVID-19.

Stay at Home Order Begins Friday Night (3/27/2020) – Fob Access Ends at 11 P.M. Except for Critical Staff and Resident Students Granted Exceptions

  • This room was last cleaned and disinfected onThe Stay at Home order issued by Gov. Tim Walz starts 11:59 p.m. Friday for two weeks until 5 p.m. Friday, April 10. Fob access will end for most Augsburg community members at 11 p.m. Friday, except those who have critical work on campus. Those who have access are asked to maintain social distancing. Go only where you need to go and only stay on campus to complete your critical tasks. Do not linger on campus. Augsburg is trying to minimize people gathering and help custodians focus on cleaning and disinfecting student residential spaces.
  • Classrooms are being disinfected and locked up after sanitizing. Signs have been posted on classroom doors.
  • Athletic facilities are locked and will be cleaned and disinfected.
  • The maintenance crews are working to continue to change HVAC filters across campus for improved air quality.
  • We are ensuring we have the proper equipment and supplies for the custodians to clean residence hall rooms for the transition from spring semester to summer.
  • Davey Tree, Augsburg’s arborist, was on campus this week to re-cable the elm tree on the quad to structurally support the tree.

Cleaning and Disinfecting

  • Classrooms are being disinfected and locked up after sanitizing. You will OGCstart seeing signs on classroom doors after they’ve been completed.
  • Athletic facilities are locked and will be cleaned and disinfected.
  • The maintenance crews are working across campus to change HVAC filters for improved air quality.
  • We are ensuring we have the proper equipment and supplies for the custodians to clean residence hall rooms for the transition from spring semester to summer.
  • Announced this week: Augsburg Closing Spaces to Public Access, Encouraging Social Distancing. 

Prioritized Disinfecting Processes; Completed Oren Gateway and Memorial Hall Work

  • The custodial staff has been instructed to prioritize disinfecting common OGC lobbytouch points around campus, which would include door handles, faucets, and light switches. Custodians also are focused on hard surfaces in common spaces, such as tables in classrooms and meeting rooms. We’ve also coordinated with Augsburg Dining Services to confirm cleaning processes in the dining area.
  • Work that included new sheetrock, paint, and carpet are completed in Oren Gateway Center 114 and the offices in 115. On February 19, a clogged kitchen sink overflowed into a residence hall apartment on the second floor and leaked to the first floor. Repairs to the apartment also were completed. 
  • A first floor men’s bathroom toilet overflowed clean water leading to flooding last week in Memorial Hall. A cleaning crew was on site to wipe walls down and disinfect to make sure they are cleaned thoroughly. 

 

Work in Si Melby and Memorial Hall

  • Si Melby HallA roof leak in Si Melby caused an ice arena equipment outage. The rinks are offline for the rest of March as a result so repairs can be made. A crew has been working to clear the ice and water down to the cement base. The rink ice will be replaced after the control equipment is repaired.
  • A first-floor men’s restroom toilet overflowed clean water leading to flooding Thursday afternoon in Memorial Hall. A cleaning crew was on site Friday to clean floors, wipe walls down and disinfect to make sure the areas impacted are cleaned thoroughly.

As previously noted:

  • The final phase of mechanical HVAC work at Christensen Center continues.
  • Two lights in front of Sverdrup will be removed in spring and an LED light will be mounted above the entrance after the ground thaws.