2020 Academic Year

For The Community

COVID-19 Dashboard

All students and employees are currently learning and working remotely.

Active Student Cases (includes on- and off-campus)3
Active Employee Cases0
Total Recovered Cases67
Students in Quarantine6
Employees in Quarantine0
On-Campus Isolation Suite Occupancy12%

Our Commitment to Keeping our Community Safe

The Keweenaw is our home and we are committed to keeping our home safe this year. In an effort to do that, we have implemented a number of new protocols including requiring all students and employees to: 

  • Sign a Community Promise Agreement
  • Complete the Daily Symptom-19 Tracker Survey: The Daily COVID-19 Symptom Tracker Survey enables us to track the health of our campus community and make referrals for symptomatic testing as needed. 
  • Wear a Mask or Face Shield: Masks will be required on campus at all times, unless eating. 
  • Follow Social Distancing Guidelines
  • Stay Home If Feeling Unwell 
  • Being Transparent: We will be transparent with our community by reporting cases that occur among our campus community members. 
  • Encouraging Feedback: If you feel we could be doing something better to keep our community safe or notice one of our campus community members not abiding by the code of conduct, please let us know by emailing communications@finlandia.edu. 

Visiting Campus

We ask that if you do come to campus to please abide by the following best practices. 

  • Wear a Mask or Face Shield: Masks will be required on campus at all times, unless eating.
  • Follow Social Distancing Guidelines: Please give 6 feet of distance when in close proximity to others. In addition, please follow the social distancing directional signage throughout campus.
  • Stay Home If Feeling Unwell: If you feel unwell, please stay home and do not visit campus.


North Wind Books is open for business.

The Paavo Nurmi Center will be closed to the public this fall. 

The Jutila Center is open to the public from 10am-2pm daily. 

The Finnish American Heritage Center remains closed at this time.

The Chapel of St. Matthew will be closed to outside groups as a meeting space. 


Competition for the University’s fall teams (football, men’s and women’s soccer, and volleyball) has been canceled for the fall 2020 season. 

Safe Return to Campus Plan

Effective date: 8/3/2020 until rescinded

Effective on June 10, 2020, Region 8 of the state of Michigan, which consists of the Upper Peninsula, moved to Phase 5 of the state’s Safe Start plan. This Safe Return to Campus plan restates the Health and Safety Levels which Finlandia introduced at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The chart below illustrates how the Campus community will respond in real time to any changes such as a positive COVID-19 case in the campus community; the presence of the virus and health care capacity in the local community; and relevant local, state, and federal guidance and orders.

This Safe Return to Campus plan is put in place in order to comply with applicable state and federal guidance and continue the state and nationwide effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, while allowing a phased and scientifically informed return to campus. Carefully returning employees and students to campus aligns with Finlandia’s educational mission and is essential for the economic health of the University, our employees, and the region.

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