Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Latest Update June 30, 2020

An Albion College Response Team continues to monitor the situation, respond to developments, and work with on- and off-campus resources to best support our community members who may be impacted by the spread of COVID-19.

We are also working closely with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and the Calhoun County Public Health Department (CCPHD) to monitor coronavirus developments in our region. Additionally, we are following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and are communicating regularly with the Albion College community through email and this webpage.

The Spring 2020 semester has concluded.

  • Classes moved to online instruction the week of March 16 and concluded in an online format. Residence halls closed on March 24 to comply with the Stay Home, Stay Safe executive order issued by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Limited exceptions have been granted for students with extraordinary need.

  • Decisions on previously scheduled events will continue to be communicated as they are made.
    • A virtual Honors Convocation was held May 1.
    • A virtual Commencement was held May 2, and an on-campus celebration of the Class of 2020 is tentatively scheduled for October 16 at 4 p.m. Details for the on-campus event will be shared promptly once they are firm.
    • Summer camps and conferences have been impacted. Learn more
  • Read about how the situation is affecting the admission and enrollment process.

MDHHS has created a statewide hotline to respond to health-related questions about COVID-19. The phone number is 1-888-535-6136 and is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.

Again, the best way to keep updated on the COVID-19 pandemic and Albion's response is through this page, as it is being regularly updated by the College.

And it can't be said often enough: Wash your hands frequently. Cover your coughs and sneezes. If you are sick, stay at home or in your room.

Extension of the Stay Home, Stay Safe Order Through May 15, 2020

April 24, 2020, 4:30 p.m.

From Lisa Locke, Director of Human Resources:

Dear Colleagues,

Today Governor Whitmer extended the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" executive order through May 15, 2020. This means Albion College will continue to operate on-site limited to the identified critical workers in order to ensure our minimum basic operations are met as well as our basic infrastructure activities and continued support of remote teaching, learning and work activities.

Under the new order, effective on April 26, 2020 at 11:59 p.m., any individual able to medically tolerate a face covering must wear a covering over his or her nose and mouth—such as a homemade mask, scarf, bandana, or handkerchief—when in any enclosed public space. Masks will be required for those visiting Campus Safety, The Kellogg Center and other enclosed public spaces on campus.

To comply with this added requirement, Albion College will be providing non-medical grade face coverings to those employees performing on-site work. We are still working out the details of when and where those will be distributed and will share that information as soon as it is available.

Thank you for your commitment to Albion College. Please stay well and stay safe.

Retrieving Personal Belongings

April 15, 2020

When classes transitioned to their current online format and College residences closed, many students left personal belongings in their residence hall rooms. We know that many of you are anxious to retrieve your belongings and check out of your room, but Governor Whitmer's expansion of the stay at home order has made travel restrictions even more stringent. The current order will last through April 30th, but could be extended again. Once the order is lifted, Residential Life will communicate a plan for students to return in an orderly fashion to retrieve their belongings. Students should continue to monitor their Albion College email address and the Albion College COVID-19 webpage for additional information.

Remarks from Three Champions from Campus

April 9, 2020

Click or tap above to hear from Provost Marc Roy, Dean Leroy Wright and Associate Dean Keena Williams.

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