The following was sent to Concordia students, faculty and staff on March 25, 2020:  “Dear students, faculty and staff, The past two weeks have presented significant challenge and necessary change in the way we teach, learn, and live in community at Concordia College.  I deeply appreciate everyone’s commitment to adapt asContinue Reading

By Steve Karnowski, AP News Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday ordered Minnesota residents in nonessential jobs to stay at home for two weeks in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and prevent the coronavirus from overwhelming the state’s health care system. The governor’s “stayContinue Reading

By Koral Tolifson On the afternoon of Friday, March 13, Concordia College announced its decision to students and faculty that they would be resorting to remote learning on March 23rd, via online classes, due to the coronavirus that has triggered worldwide chaos. Several universities have suspended classroom learning until laterContinue Reading

The following was sent to students, faculty, and staff on Monday, March 15, 2020: “Dear Concordia Students, Faculty, and Staff, In light of the decision this morning by Governor Tim Walz of Minnesota and this evening by Governor Doug Burgum of North Dakota to close public schools in their states,Continue Reading

By Steve Karnowski, AP News Writer ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Sunday ordered the temporary shutdown of public schools to allow administrators and teachers to make plans to combat COVID-19 as new cases continue to grow. Schools will be closed to kindergarten through 12th gradeContinue Reading

By Steve Karnowski, AP News Writer ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz declared a peacetime state of emergency Friday and issued a series of strong recommendations for steps Minnesotans should take to limit the spread of COVID-19, with an emphasis on people keeping their distance from each other.Continue Reading