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Keep Our Campus Healthy

MNU partners with these organizations to ensure this plan meets current best practices for public health: Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, Olathe Health Systems, NAIA, State of Kansas. Following the requirements is a responsibility we all share! This page is amended as information and guidelines surrounding COVID-19 develop.

Academic Year 21-22

While some requirements have eased recently, COVID-19 is still with us and MNU will continue to take the steps necessary to align with Johnson County, Kansas recommendations and for the community’s good health. You may contact the MNU COVID Coordinator at 913-971-3545.

Please Note: As of October 15, 2021, masks are no longer required at MNU!

CampusClear App Required On Campus

  • #CampusClear is a health tool required for students and employees at MNU. Based on your answers, it helps you determine next steps if you’re under the weather or gives you an “all clear” for campus activities and classes. It can be downloaded at: https://www.apple.com/app-store/ and https://play.google.com/store/apps.
  • MNU’s COVID Coordinator will continue to provide assistance to students and employees. You may contact the COVID Coordinator at 913-971-3545.

Have you completed the vaccine?

COVID-19 vaccines are readily available in our area. Completion of both doses (depending on the type of vaccine) could have great benefits for living, learning and/or working at MNU.
In accordance with county guidelines, fully vaccinated individuals will not have to quarantine, as long as they do not have symptoms, if they come in contact with an individual who tests positive for COVID-19. 
Having your vaccination records on file with the university will help streamline contact tracing and will keep you from having to isolate while you locate records and provide them to the university. Watch your email for information about how to submit your records on our secure, HIPPA-compliant link.

What does all this mean?

  1. MNU is not requiring vaccination. However, being vaccinated may be to your advantage for a variety of reasons, and it will keep the number of cases on campus down, resulting in fewer disruptions to classes, athletic events and other campus activities
  2. There are many free options to receive vaccinations at any time in most areas of the country.
  3. You are encouraged to submit your proof of vaccination to MNU. A secure means to do so will be distributed soon.
  4. Contact tracing will occur when there is a reported COVID-19 case.
  5. Should you need to quarantine or isolate, you are asked to do so at your home (if you live within 300 miles of MNU). Cases of hardship in traveling home will be accommodated as space is available. Please have a plan in place prior to the start of the semester should you need to quarantine or isolate. 
  6. Absences from classes due to COVID-19 will be treated the same as any illness one may contract. Students missing class due to COVID-19 should work directly with their professors to access course content and make-up work.  
  7. Remember that conditions and recommendations regarding the pandemic change often. MNU will make necessary adjustments to protocol as needed.

Basic Requirements

OVERVIEW

  • face masks are required when you are around other individuals indoors
  • personal responsibility to report illness
  • use the #CampusClear app
  • hand washing
  • keep living/working area clean
  • stay home or in your room if you feel ill

These are the expected minimums from each MNU community member.

HELPFUL RESOURCES

It’s important to stay informed of the latest information to protect yourself and those you live and work with. In addition to the information in this guide, other tools to assist you are the #CampusClear app and The MNU app. Both are found on https://www.apple.com/app-store/ and https://play.google.com/store/apps. 

  • #CampusClear is a health tool required for students and employees at MNU. Based on your answers, it helps you determine next steps if you’re under the weather or gives you an “all clear” for campus activities and classes. 
  • The MNU app will help you receive news, events and helpful information. 
  • MNU’s COVID Coordinator will continue to provide assistance to students and employees. You may contact the COVID Coordinator at 913-971-3545. 

TESTING

 The student’s primary health provider, our local Olathe Health System partners or the Johnson County health department will assume the lead for testing of individuals reporting symptoms. The student’s insurance, co-pay or self-pay for services may be necessary, however, Johnson County provides free testing for students without a primary care physician. Testing options in Johnson County, Kansas: https://www.jocogov.org/schedule-covid-19-test;  Kansas City area testing events; State of Kansas testing information

The CampusClear reporting app is required of all students who come on campus. SPGS students should use the app to report on the day(s)/night(s) they are on campus. 

*The COVID Response Coordinator will not release for a return to campus from quarantine or isolation until notified and directed by healthcare provider or Johnson County Health Department.

QUARANTINE & ISOLATION

Should you need to quarantine or isolate, you are asked to do so at your home (if you live within 300 miles of MNU). Cases of hardship in traveling home will be accommodated as space is available. Please have a plan in place prior to the start of the semester should you need to quarantine or isolate. Refunds for expenses related to this may be available and should be discussed with the Cashier’s Office at that time. 

Additional Health & Safety Measures

Sanitation & Cleaning Measures

  • Deep cleaning and disinfecting of all common spaces, restrooms, showers, residence halls, and locker rooms with all touchpoints (doorknobs, handles, handrails, keyboards, printers, etc.) disinfected, is done at regular intervals during the day.
  • Hydration stations and drinking fountains should be used for bottle filling.
  • Installation of additional hand sanitizer stations across
  • We work with Johnson County public health officials on guidelines for residence halls to ensure that we are providing housing safely and have rooms available to quarantine and isolate students temporarily.

Academics & Athletics

Academics

Students missing class due to COVID-19 should work directly with their professors to access course content and make-up work.  

Athletics

At the present time the university plans to continue to welcome spectators to athletic events; face masks should be worn by individuals who are not vaccinated. Public participation may change should conditions require. Visit mnusports.com for more information.

Athletes, coaches and those in close contact with same, will be screened each routinely.

Our conference has determined that teams without enough players to compete due to COVID-19 will forfeit the game(s).

 

Travel, Events, Chapel & Activities

Travel

As we seek to minimize the spread of COVID-19, we are asking all community members to do their part in helping stem the tide of the pandemic. Depending on prevailing guidance at the time, residential students may be asked to self-certify their compliance with state, federal, and local guidance around travel if they leave the state.

Commuters and other off-campus students are welcome on campus and must follow the same protocol as residential students.

The state of Kansas maintains a list of locations from which it requires quarantine when returning to Kansas. The list is available at https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/175/Travel-Exposure-Related-Isolation-Quaran.

Contact the COVID Coordinator – if you have symptoms, please contact 913-971-3545.

Events, Chapel & Other Activites

All MNU events (clubs, ASG, Chapel, Intramural sports, etc.) resume this academic year. All individuals in attendance should abide by the protocol set forth in this guide. 

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