Lindenwood’s COVID-19 policies and procedures


Photo by Eva Laurens

A sign of the mask requirements at the J. Scheidegger Center on the Lindenwood Campus on Jan. 27.

Eva Laurens, Reporter

Lindenwood is regularly updating policies and procedures to keep each and everyone safe on its campus due to a rise in COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the semester.

“Our COVID Emergency Response Team meets daily to address day-to-day operations and making sure that our policies and procedures are functioning smoothly,” Director of Communications Julee Mitsler said.

St. Charles County reported a higher rate of positive COVID cases than last January.

According to KDSK, St. Charles County’s positivity rate is almost three times as high as it was last year.

Lindenwood’s Pandemic Preparedness Task Force team is meeting regularly to discuss the future plans and protocols on campus.

“Our Pandemic Preparedness Task Force meets weekly and looks at larger-picture assessments,” Mitsler said. “The Cabinet meets once each week to review recommendations and finalize decisions for the campus community.”

“Any changes to policies and procedures approved by the Cabinet would take effect in the days following their meeting.”

The university encourages its students and employees to follow the policies and procedures decided by Lindenwood’s teams to help everyone to stay safe.

“Wear a mask indoors at all times, except while eating/drinking, or in their residential room or private, individual office,” Mitsler said. “Wash hands frequently with soap and water, or use the hand sanitizer stations around campus.”

Lindenwood asks students who have been exposed to COVID-19 or feel sick to stay home, get tested and complete the Initial Assessment Survey.

“If a student or employee is feeling unwell, has been exposed to COVID-19, or has tested positive for COVID-19, they should stay home or in their residential room, and complete the Initial Assessment Survey immediately,” Mitsler said.