First off, thank you for making this huge sacrifice to keep your fellow Finlandia community members safe. We know how inconvenient this is for you and we’re positive it wasn’t on your list of things you wanted to do in college.
This page was created to ensure you have all the resources you need to make this experience as enjoyable as possible.
How long will I be in quarantine/isolation? You will remain in quarantine for 10-14 days, depending on your situation and whether you tested positive or were in contact with a person who tested positive. Our Contact Tracing Team will give you more guidance on how long your quarantine will last.
Will I be retested? The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department does not recommend retesting at this time.
Am I allowed to leave my room at all? Please leave your room in the event of an emergency, such as if the fire alarm goes off.
Do I need to still complete the symptom tracker every day? Yes, please continue to complete the symptom tracker daily.
What about my classes? Please reach out to your professors directly and let them know you will not in class. Our Dean of Students will confirm and approve your absence for you. Please work with your professors to determine the best course of action for completing assignments and staying up on readings.
What if I realize I need something from my dorm room or I run out of hygiene products? Please contact Leann Fogle at email@example.com and she will work with you to get the item you need.
Will someone clean my room? No. While you are in quarantine, please try to keep your room tidy, if you are able. Quarantine rooms are supplied with cleaning supplies and extra toilet paper. If you need more of these supplies, please contact Leann at firstname.lastname@example.org. Trash will be handled in the same manner it usually is. Please leave it outside your door for staff to pick up.
Getting you healthy is our number one goal. If you are symptomatic and noted it on your Daily Symptom Tracker, Nurse Practitioner Cindy Blake and the Health Department will be in touch soon if they haven’t already. If you were previously asymptomatic but develop symptoms, please notify Cindy Blake at email@example.com.
This experience of isolation may be challenging for you. Know that we’re here to help and provide support in whatever way we can. Below are some on-campus options available to you.
Pastor Sarah Semmler-Smith is a great person to talk to during this time. Although Finlandia was founded on Lutheran tenants, Pastor Sarah works with people of all ages, races, ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, educational backgrounds, marital status, physical or mental ability, theological perspective, and economic conditions. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finlandia offers mental health counseling telehealth via Upper Great Lakes and the student health clinic. Please contact Nurse Practitioner Cindy Blake at email@example.com for more information.
Dining Services will be providing your meals via room service. Place your order by doing the following:
If you are experiencing a true emergency, please contact 911. For all other safety and security or maintenance needs, please contact 906-487-7307.
If you are having issues with the internet, please contact REMC at firstname.lastname@example.org or 906-487-7624.
The Tutoring Learning Center is still available to you should you need help with assignments. Schedule a free online tutoring session here.
14 days may seem like a long time right now, but it will be over before you know it! Here are some tips to help the time fly by.