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Campus works to mitigate COVID-19

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Augustana Magazine — Fall 2021

With COVID-19 mitigation efforts in place, Augustana’s campus life is bustling. All classes are meeting in person, sports teams are competing, musical and theatre ensembles are performing, and student groups are organizing events.

As of late October, 92% of students and employees at Augustana were fully or partially vaccinated against COVID-19. Those not vaccinated have been tested weekly, as required by Illinois law.

Whether vaccinated or not, everyone on campus is required to wear a mask indoors. Social distancing is recommended, when possible.

“Our community continues to do what it has done for decades,” said President Steve Bahls. “Step up. Show concern for self and one another. We understand what it means to be a community. We accept the temporary realities for a long-term gain.”

Only two COVID-19 cases were reported on campus in October.