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Tag Archive: Safe Open

September 29, 2020

McAfee Field to Open to All Students Oct. 1-7

Beginning Oct. 1, McAfee Field will be available for all students to utilize for outdoor fitness and recreational purposes through Wednesday Oct. 7. It will be available during the following hours:

Monday through Friday  8am to 9am 12pm to 1pm 5pm to 7pm Saturday and Sunday  12pm to 3pm When using the field, please follow the guidelines listed below: Sign-in / Temperature Check Masks to be worn at all times Social distancing must be maintained. This means no games or workouts that involve contact with another person. Southwest gate will [...]

September 28, 2020

Finlandia University Safe Open Plan Update 9/28/20

The following is a campus-wide message from President Philip Johnson regarding Finlandia’s Covid-19 Safe Open Plan response. 

Dear Finlandia Community,

As shared with you last week, we can be very encouraged by our efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on our campus and in our community. Very recently, however, we have seen the number of positive COVID-19 cases in our neighboring communities rise sharply.  This concerns us all.

Finlandia’s plan for safe living and learning identifies both [...]

September 15, 2020

FAB Giving Day Raises $19,085 for Safe Open

On Sept. 1, 2020, the Finlandia Alumni Board (FAB) Giving Day raised $19,085 to support Finlandia’s Safe Open efforts. In total, 69 donors gave during the 24 hour Giving Day and in the days following in support of baseline testing, personal protective equipment and safety upgrades for the campus.

“A heartfelt thanks go out to all of our FinnU alumni and friends for supporting this year’s Giving Day,” said Vice President for Advancement Karin Van Dyke. [...]

September 11, 2020

North Wind Books Still Open for Business

This week on Finlandia Fridays, host Olivia Myers is joined by Bookstore Manager April Stevens to talk about North Wind Books (NWB) in the time of Covid. Stevens and Myers discuss how NWB avoided long lines during the start of the semester through a seamless textbook pickup program.

“We were trying to avoid students waiting in lines any longer than possible and it seemed to work out good,” said Stevens regarding the textbook reservation process. “We’re actually looking [...]

August 28, 2020

Erin Barnett Discusses Safe Open, Giving Day on Finlandia Fridays Season 5 Opener

A student checks-in at Finlandia Hall during new student move-in.

Finlandia Fridays is back for Season 5! To kick the season off, host Olivia Myers talked with Dean of Students Erin Barnett about Finlandia’s Safe Open Plan for the Fall 2020 semester.

Barnett discussed Finlandia’s baseline testing and the planning that went into opening the campus safely for face-to-face instruction. Results are still pending for a handful of students, but as of Friday morning, only one student [...]

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June 25, 2020

Finlandia’s Safe Open Plan Fall 2020

First and foremost, Finlandia’s top priorities throughout the decision-making process for the Safe Open Plan for Fall 2020 include: 

the health, safety and welfare of students, faculty, staff, and our neighbors in the Hancock community; limit and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 throughout our campus and Hancock community; providing an excellent Finlandia education to every student; and  standing by our commitment to being a learning community dedicated to academic excellence, spiritual growth, and service. 

The Safe Open Fall 2020 Plan was compiled based on [...]

June 15, 2020

FinnU Moves to Phase 2 of the Return to Work Safely Plan

Finlandia University entered Phase 2 of it’s Back to Work Safely Plan for Employees on Monday, June 15. Finlandia employees who cannot work from home can return to work in a limited capacity after completing a mandatory Covid-19 and MIOSHA training in addition to a daily Covid-19 health screening online. The trainings can be accessed in the employee’s ADP portal. The health screening will be emailed to all employees daily.

Employees should contact their supervisors regarding their specific work schedules and [...]

June 9, 2020

Finlandia Commits to Provide a Safe Opening for All

Finlandia University President Philip Johnson addressed students in an email on June 5, regarding Finlandia’s safe open commitment as a university.

I want to reach out and let you know that Finlandia is planning and preparing for safe living and learning as we come together on campus this fall.  However, I now see such a commitment in a different and more urgent light.

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The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff are our top priority. We are rigorously planning [...]

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