Here at Finlandia, we know we’re off the beaten path, but our community, students and their families have all been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We all yearn for a return to normal. Our campus community can accelerate our path to normal by getting vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible. There are many compelling reasons to go ahead and get vaccinated now:The American College Health Association urges college students to schedule their COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible and [...]
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Finlandia University is launching a new initiative to track how many within the FinnU community have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Those who have received the vaccine can self-report their vaccine in the new COVID-19 Vaccine Reporter.
The purpose of the COVID-19 Vaccine Reporter is to collect data on vaccine distribution within the Finlandia community. Any information gathered will be used for Finlandia University and no personal identifiable information will be shared or distributed beyond that purpose. It takes approximately one [...]
MESSA is fully covering all testing and treatment for COVID-19, as well as the vaccine, for all MESSA members and their covered dependents through the end of 2021.
MESSA is also fully covering all virtual medical and mental health appointments that occur only via the Blue Cross Online Visits app or Blue Cross Online Visits website through Dec. 31, 2021. All virtual appointments that do not take place via the Blue Cross Online Visits app or Blue Cross Online Visits website, [...]
Finlandia University has announced its plans to return to in-person instruction for the Fall 2021.
Throughout the 2020-21 academic year, the university has provided a safe living and learning environment with a blend of multiple course delivery modalities and robust health and safety policies. These policies have followed local, state and federal guidance and regulations that have kept positive cases down and controlled community spread.
“Finlandia will be both vigilant and hopeful as we complete our spring semester and prepare for fall [...]
Starting on Monday, June 29, 2020, Finlandia University will resume on-campus visits to prospective students and their families on a limited basis. Virtual visits will continue to be an option, and may be encouraged depending on visitor status (health, location of residence, method of travel, etc.). Finlandia asks visitors that have been in contact with anyone that has tested positive for COVID-19, have traveled internationally two weeks prior to their campus visit, or are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms visit virtually [...]
March 23, 2020 Covid-19 Update
Governor Whitmer issued the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order this morning, March 23, to temporarily suspend activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect lives.
With that, the Department of Homeland Security guidance for “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce” includes: “Educators supporting public and private K-12 schools, colleges, and universities for purposes of facilitating distance learning or performing other essential functions, if operating under rules for social distancing.”
The following emergency response changes take effect [...]
See below the message from MESSA regarding COVID-19 Coverage.Dear MESSA member:
During this uncertain time, we want to make sure you have the best health care possible. To that end, MESSA has taken the following steps to ensure access to care for all MESSA members and their covered dependents:MESSA will fully cover medically necessary testing and treatment for COVID-19 for all MESSA members and their covered dependents. You will not have to pay a deductible, copayment or coinsurance. MESSA will fully [...]
March 17, 2020 COVID-19 Update
Finlandia continues to monitor the spread of COVID-19 and respond to announcements and information from local, state and federal agencies. The most recent update from the Governor’s Office can be found at https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/.Personal Care and Notification
All higher risk faculty and staff are encouraged to seek potential arrangements to work remotely. This request can be made to your individual supervisor and the Office of Human Resources at (906) 487-7339 or email@example.com. Human Resources has created [...]
Please see the message from President Philip Johnson below regarding recent updates on Finlandia’s Coronavirus Action Plan.
The spread of COVID-19 is a serious concern for all of us. Earlier communication with the campus has provided information for how we, together, can do our part to limit its impact on our campus and in our community. Even though the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) continue to advise that the probability of serious illness remains low for most people, we need [...]