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2020 ACADEMIC YEAR

So You're In Quarantine. Now what?

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.

FAQs

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 leann.fogle@finlandia.edu 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 leann.fogle@finlandia.edu. Trash will be handled in the same manner it usually is. Please leave it outside your door for staff to pick up.

Important Resources

Healthcare

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 cindy.blake@finlandia.edu

Mental & EMotional Health Resources

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. 

Campus Ministry

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 sarah.semmlersmith@finlandia.edu.

Mental Health Counseling Services

Finlandia offers mental health counseling telehealth via Upper Great Lakes and the student health clinic. Please contact Nurse Practitioner Cindy Blake at cindy.blake@finlandia.edu for more information.

Meals for on-campus students

Dining Services will be providing your meals via room service. Place your order by doing the following:

  • Visit Finlandia.edu/diningmenus to look at the menu for the week.
  • Then go to https://quarantinemealorderform.paperform.co/ and complete the order form, filling in which items you would like from the menu. You may select more than one entree and side option. (Note: Side salads are always available, however are not listed on the menu).
  • You’ll need to complete a different form for each day. We ask that you complete the form 24 hours in advance, if possible.
  • Your meal will be delivered directly to your room during regular meal hours.

Campus Safety and Security/Maintenance

If you are experiencing a true emergency, please contact 911. For all other safety and security or maintenance needs, please contact 906-487-7307.

Internet Issues

If you are having issues with the internet, please contact REMC at support@remc1.net or 906-487-7624.

Library

Want a book from the library? Request to check one out here and they’ll have it delivered to your door. You can also email maki.library@finlandia.edu to request items.

Student Support Services

The Tutoring Learning Center is still available to you should you need help with assignments. Schedule a free online tutoring session here.

Making the Most of Your Time in Quarantine

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.

  • Stick to a schedule.
  • Attend your classes daily, even if they’re recorded.
  • Create a routine for completing your work – try scheduling things at specific times in Google Calendar or your planner.
  • Utilize the resources available to you such as the library, campus ministry services and career services.
  • Connect with others virtually as much as you can.
  • Alone time is something you might not have normally, try to focus on the positives and enjoy some time to yourself.
  • Binge all the shows you’ve had on your watch list or check out books from the library (they’ll deliver!).
  • Take a virtual tour of the Finlandia University Gallery exhibits from 2020: Rita C. Obelliero Virtual Exhibit, Karen Stewart: Sisu.
  • Get moving! If you’re asymptomatic, there’s never been a better time to explore a new exercise routine, or keep up with your current one. Check out these popular YouTube Channels for a place to start: Yoga with Adriene, HIIT with Pamela Reif, or MadFit (Cardio & HIIT).
  • Set a quarantine goal and track it. What do you want to accomplish by the end of 14 days?
  • Have you explored the area yet? Jump onto Google and make a bucket list of places and restaurants you’d like to visit before you graduate.
  • Work on your career plan by thinking about what kind of career you’d like, where you’d like to live, and the steps needed to get there. You can also look for summer internships and explore other paths after graduation such as the Peace Corps, Americorps Service, or graduate school. There’s never been a better time to start working on your resumé! Need help with your career prep/resumé or want feedback? Reach out to the FinnU Director of Career Services Emma Dorst at emma.dorst@finlandia.edu.
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