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Augustana Strong COVID-19 information

Masking now optional

May 24, 2022

Effective immediately:

• Masks are optional everywhere on campus. 

• Faculty teaching summer classes have the discretion to require masking for everyone in classrooms if deemed necessary.

• Employees are expected to be prepared to mask in meetings or in other situations that make doing so prudent. Please continue to carry masks with you. 

Students and employees who choose to continue to wear masks will be respected in their decisions.

Students who test positive for COVID-19 should immediately contact Augustana Public Safety. Call 309-794-771. Employees who test positive should contact the Office of Human Resources.

Make a virtual appointment

Virtual appointments now are available at many campus offices when classes are in session.

Information for visitors

Campus is open to visitors and welcomes organizations interested in using Augustana’s campus to host an event.

Admissions group tours and visit days are scheduled. Visitors have access to all facilities, including indoor tours, the dining hall and residence halls.

Camps, conferences and meetings also are underway. For scheduling, contact Rita Gustafson, campus scheduling coordinator, 309-794-7322.


The college will not automatically send a campus notice if a student or employee is diagnosed with COVID-19.

Augustana will provide information as required by legal and health authorities, and will work closely with the Rock Island County Health Department.