Transitioning HVAC Systems on Campus

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

All campus building HVAC systems continue to be transitioned from heating to cooling. Because of weather being unpredictable this time of year, please plan to dress accordingly so that you can adjust for temperature variations in your office during this time. For staff working in buildings without air conditioning, please submit a work order to request window air conditioner installation.

Seasonal HVAC Building Transition Begins

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

All campus buildings are being transitioned from heating to cooling this week. Because of weather being unpredictable this time of year, please plan to dress accordingly so that you can adjust for temperature variations in your office during this time.

For staff working in buildings without air conditioning, please submit a work order to request window air conditioner installation.

Building HVAC Transition and Athletic Turf Replacement

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

All campus buildings are being transitioned from heating to cooling this week. Because of weather being unpredictable this time of year, please plan to dress accordingly so that you can adjust for temperature variations in your office during this time. For staff working in buildings without air conditioning, please submit a work order to request window air conditioner installation.

The athletic field replacement project begins on Monday, May 9th.

Hennepin County Moves to Medium COVID-19 Community Level

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

The following information, as well as links to more detail and information about health risk factors, are published on Augsburg’s April 30 COVID-19 Dashboard: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/covid-19-alert-levels-dashboard/

In the most recent CDC report of COVID-19 community levels by county, published Thursday, April 28, both Hennepin and Ramsey counties remained in the low range. However, Hennepin’s 7-day case rate per 100,000 was just below the threshold for the medium community level.

The day after the CDC report was published, the 7-day case rate in Hennepin County moved above 200 cases per 100,000 population. This represents a medium community level, although the status will not be updated on the CDC web site until this coming Thursday.

At a medium community level, the CDC recommends that people who are immunocompromised or have high risk for severe disease talk with a physician and consider precautions, such as masking indoors and regular testing. The CDC also provides an extensive list of health risk factors, which people are encouraged to review, as there are a number of conditions that can make COVID-19 more severe.

Additionally, the City of Minneapolis on Thursday issued a recommendation that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks indoors. This is not a mask mandate, but a strong recommendation from public health officials given the growing case rates in the city.

At this time, case numbers on campus remain low, and Augsburg is not implementing any new or additional COVID-19 requirements. We will continue to monitor the regional COVID-19 community levels and provide updates, as needed.

Augsburg’s April 30 COVID-19 Dashboard

Facilities Work in Christensen and Si Melby Starts Monday

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

The tile work in the lower level of Christensen will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, May 2. Access through the hallway space may be limited during this time.

Also beginning on Monday, May 2, the second phase of the renovation in Si Melby Hall will begin, primarily affecting the women’s locker room areas.

TODAY: Free COVID Testing in Hagfors 301

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Students, faculy, and staff can drop by Hagfors Center Room 301 this evening between 4:30–6:30 p.m. for a free COVID-19 test. Please note that today is the final scheduled on-campus testing event for the semester.

Results from the BinaxNOW rapid antigen tests will be ready in approximately 15 minutes and can be displayed via the NAVICA mobile app to show proof of recent testing. You will need to download the NAVICA app in advance in order to receive your test results. Learn more and set up your free account here: https://www.globalpointofcare.abbott/en/product-details/navica.html

You will need to provide:
– Your name and Augsburg ID number
– Your Augsburg email address
– Device with NAVICA app

As a reminder, Hagfors Center requires key fob access.

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, including information about other nearby testing locations, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

TODAY: Free COVID-19 Vaccines/Boosters

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Augsburg is hosting a free vaccine clinic today for anyone who would like to receive a first, second, or booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. This includes second booster shots for those who are eligible.

This event is open to all members of the Augsburg community as well as friends, family, and the general public ages 5 and older. The shots are free and no insurance information is required. All attendees will receive a $50 gift card from the state of Minnesota, and Augsburg students who attend will also be entered to win an additional $25 gift card.

Date and time:
TODAY – Wednesday, April 20, 2022
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location:
Christensen Center East Commons

Eligibility for second booster:
– At least 4 months since first booster
– People age 50+
– People age 12-49 with certain immunocompromising conditions
– People age 18+ who got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for initial and booster doses

Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration is encouraged, particularly for children ages 5-11. Pre-register here: go.augsburg.edu/vaccineclinic

Questions about COVID-19 vaccination? Get answers from the Minnesota Department of Health: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/vaccine/basics.html

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Pre-register now

TOMORROW: Free, Public Vaccine Clinic — Get a Shot + $50

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Augsburg will host a free vaccine clinic on Wednesday, April 20, for anyone who would like to receive a first, second, or booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. This includes second booster shots for those who are eligible.

This event is open to all members of the Augsburg community as well as friends, family, and the general public ages 5 and older. The shots are free and no insurance information will be required. All attendees will receive a $50 gift card from the state of Minnesota, and Augsburg students who attend will also be entered to win an additional $25 gift card.

Date and time:
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location:
Christensen Center East Commons

Eligibility for second booster:
– At least 4 months since first booster
– People age 50+
– People age 12-49 with certain immunocompromising conditions
– People age 18+ who got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for initial and booster doses

Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration is encouraged, particularly for children ages 5-11. Pre-register here: go.augsburg.edu/vaccineclinic

Questions about COVID-19 vaccination? Get answers from the Minnesota Department of Health: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/vaccine/basics.html

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Pre-Register Now

Timely Notice 4/16/2022: Armed Robbery

submitted by bierbaub@augsburg.edu

TIMELY NOTICE BULLETIN
Armed Robbery
4/16/2022
In compliance with the “Timely Notice” provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 Augsburg University Department of Public Safety is giving notice of a concerning incident that occurred in Lot L on the Minneapolis campus.

REPORTED OFFENSE: Armed Robbery
Today, April 16, Augsburg’s Department of Public Safety received a report that at around 7:05 a.m. an attempted armed robbery occurred in Lot L. A non-Augsburg individual was walking toward their car when a male approached her, demanded her money, and pulled out a handgun. The suspect ran off campus without taking anything. There currently is no description of the suspect, and the Minneapolis Police have been notified of this incident.

STATUS: Augsburg Public Safety is cooperating with the Minneapolis Police (MPD) investigation of this incident. Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is urged to contact MPD or Augsburg Public Safety at 612-330-1717.
Please report any and all concerns that may impact our campus community. If You See Something – Say Something (x1717). We also encourage you to utilize the resources available on our website: www.augsburg.edu/dps and in the CampusShield safety app (available for free download on Google Play and iTunes app store).

Free COVID-19 Testing on Campus TODAY

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Students, faculy, and staff can drop by Gundale Chapel this evening for a free COVID-19 test.

Results from the BinaxNOW rapid antigen tests will be ready in approximately 15 minutes and can be displayed via the NAVICA mobile app to show proof of recent testing. You will need to download the NAVICA app in advance in order to receive your test results. Learn more and set up your free account here: https://www.globalpointofcare.abbott/en/product-details/navica.html

Location:
– Gundale Chapel, third floor of Hagfors Center
– Thursday, April 21 only: Hagfors Center Room 301

Schedule through Thursday, April 21:
– Mondays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
– Thursdays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.

You will need to provide:
– Your name and Augsburg ID number
– Your Augsburg email address
– Device with NAVICA app

As a reminder, Hagfors Center requires key fob access.

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, including information about other nearby testing locations, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Public COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on April 20 Includes 2nd Boosters

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Augsburg will host a free vaccine clinic on Wednesday, April 20, for anyone who would like to receive a first, second, or booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. This includes second booster shots for those who are eligible.

This event is open to all members of the Augsburg community as well as friends, family, and the general public ages 5 and older. The shots are free and no insurance information will be required. All attendees will receive a $50 gift card from the state of Minnesota, and Augsburg students who attend will also be entered to win an additional $25 gift card.

Date and time:
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location:
Christensen Center East Commons

Eligibility for second booster:
– At least 4 months since first booster
– People age 50+
– People age 12-49 with certain immunocompromising conditions
– People age 18+ who got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for initial and booster doses

Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration is encouraged, particularly for children ages 5-11. Pre-register here: go.augsburg.edu/vaccineclinic

Questions about COVID-19 vaccination? Get answers from the Minnesota Department of Health: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/vaccine/basics.html

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Pre-Register Now

Get $50 at Next Week’s COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Augsburg will host a free vaccine clinic on Wednesday, April 20, for anyone who would like to receive a first, second, or booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. This includes second booster shots for those who are eligible.

This event is open to all members of the Augsburg community as well as friends, family, and the general public ages 5 and older. The shots are free and no insurance information will be required. All attendees will receive a $50 gift card from the state of Minnesota, and Augsburg students who attend will also be entered to win an additional $25 gift card.

Date and time:
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location:
Christensen Center East Commons

Eligibility for second booster:
– At least 4 months since first booster
– People age 50+
– People age 12-49 with certain immunocompromising conditions
– People age 18+ who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for their initial and booster doses

Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration is encouraged, particularly for children ages 5-11. Pre-register here: go.augsburg.edu/vaccineclinic

Questions about COVID-19 vaccination? Get answers from the Minnesota Department of Health: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/vaccine/basics.html

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Pre-Register Now

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on Campus Next Week

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Augsburg will host a free vaccine clinic on Wednesday, April 20, for anyone who would like to receive a first, second, or booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. This includes second booster shots for those who are eligible.

This event is open to all members of the Augsburg community as well as friends, family, and the general public ages 5 and older. The shots are free and no insurance information will be required. All attendees will receive a $50 gift card from the state of Minnesota, and Augsburg students who attend will also be entered to win an additional $25 gift card.

Date and time:
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location:
Christensen Center East Commons

Eligibility for second booster:
– At least 4 months since first booster
– Age 50+
– Age 12-49 with certain immunocompromising conditions
– Age 18+ if you received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for initial and booster doses

Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration is encouraged, particularly for children ages 5-11. Pre-register here: go.augsburg.edu/vaccineclinic

Questions about COVID-19 vaccination? Get answers from the Minnesota Department of Health: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/vaccine/basics.html

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Pre-Register Now

Free COVID-19 Testing on Campus TODAY

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Students, faculy, and staff can drop by Gundale Chapel this evening for a free COVID-19 test.

Results from the BinaxNOW rapid antigen tests will be ready in approximately 15 minutes and can be displayed via the NAVICA mobile app to show proof of recent testing. You will need to download the NAVICA app in advance in order to receive your test results. Learn more and set up your free account here: https://www.globalpointofcare.abbott/en/product-details/navica.html

Location:
Gundale Chapel, third floor of Hagfors Center

Schedule through Thursday, April 21:
– Mondays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
– Thursdays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.

You will need to provide:
– Your name and Augsburg ID number
– Your Augsburg email address
– Device with NAVICA app

As a reminder, Hagfors Center requires key fob access.

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, including information about other nearby testing locations, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Christensen Center Tile Repairs

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

The Christensen Center lower level hallway from the tunnel doors up to double doors located just before the Auggies Nest entrance will be closed on Thursday (April 7) and Friday (April 8) due to a tile repair/replacement project. The affected area will be closed off during the project with no walk thru access. Any questions should be directed to Robert Hobot in the Facilities department.

Free COVID-19 Testing on Campus TODAY

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

Students, faculy, and staff can drop by Gundale Chapel this evening for a free COVID-19 test.

Results from the BinaxNOW rapid antigen tests will be ready in approximately 15 minutes and can be displayed via the NAVICA mobile app to show proof of recent testing. You will need to download the NAVICA app in advance in order to receive your test results. Learn more and set up your free account here: https://www.globalpointofcare.abbott/en/product-details/navica.html

Location:
Gundale Chapel, third floor of Hagfors Center

Schedule:
– Mondays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
– Thursdays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
through April 21.

You will need to provide:
– Your name and Augsburg ID number
– Your Augsburg email address
– Device with NAVICA app

As a reminder, Hagfors Center requires key fob access.

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, including information about other nearby testing locations, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Christensen Center Tile Repairs

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

The Christensen Center lower level hallway from the tunnel doors up to double doors located just before the Auggies Nest entrance will be closed on Thursday (April 7) and Friday (April 8) due to a tile repair/replacement project. The affected area will be closed off during the project with no walk thru access. Any questions should be directed to Robert Hobot in the Facilities department.

Free At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits Available

submitted by norland@augsburg.edu

Minnesotans are able to order two test kits (for a total of four tests) per home through an online ordering system. Minnesota has secured 500,000 test kits (for a total of 1 million at-home tests) and the program will be available until all the test kits are ordered. Minnesota will use this program as a model for providing more access to COVID-19 rapid testing in the months ahead.

Minnesotans will be able to visit mn.gov/covid19 to request two test kits, or four total tests, per household. Tests will be available until supply has been exhausted. If this program proves successful and valuable for Minnesotans, the state will count on it as a key part of the response to future case surges.

The State of Minnesota’s at-home PCR testing program through Vault Health ended on March 31. Minnesotans who have Vault PCR tests at home will be able to use them until they expire, or until December 31, 2022, whichever is first.

Order Test Kits

Jim Orchard Hired as New Facilities Director

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

Augsburg has appointed Jim Orchard as the new director of facilities management, he began work on Monday, April 4.

Jim has more than 20 years of experience in leading facilities management in higher education, most recently as director of operations at Concordia University. He brings a wealth of expertise in daily facilities management, operational planning, financial management, team training and professional development, deferred maintenance, and management of new construction and capital projects.

Free COVID-19 Testing on Campus TODAY

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Students, faculy, and staff can drop by Gundale Chapel this evening for a free COVID-19 test.

Results from the BinaxNOW rapid antigen tests will be ready in approximately 15 minutes and can be displayed via the NAVICA mobile app to show proof of recent testing. You will need to download the NAVICA app in advance in order to receive your test results. Learn more and set up your free account here: https://www.globalpointofcare.abbott/en/product-details/navica.html

Location:
Gundale Chapel, third floor of Hagfors Center

Schedule:
– Mondays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
– Thursdays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.

You will need to provide:
– Your name and Augsburg ID number
– Your Augsburg email address
– Device with NAVICA app

As a reminder, Hagfors Center requires key fob access.

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, including information about other nearby testing locations, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Free COVID-19 Testing on Campus TODAY

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Students, faculy, and staff can drop by Gundale Chapel this evening for a free COVID-19 test.

Results from the BinaxNOW rapid antigen tests will be ready in approximately 15 minutes and can be displayed via the NAVICA mobile app to show proof of recent testing. You will need to download the NAVICA app in advance in order to receive your test results. Learn more and set up your free account here: https://www.globalpointofcare.abbott/en/product-details/navica.html

Location:
Gundale Chapel, third floor of Hagfors Center

Schedule:
– Mondays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
– Thursdays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.

You will need to provide:
– Your name and Augsburg ID number
– Your Augsburg email address
– Device with NAVICA app

As a reminder, Hagfors Center requires key fob access.

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, including information about other nearby testing locations, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

TODAY: Free COVID Vaccine Clinic in Christensen

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Augsburg is hosting a vaccine clinic today for anyone who would like to receive a first, second, or booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. This event is open to all members of the Augsburg community as well as the general public ages 5 and older. The shots are free and no insurance information will be required.

Date and Time:
TODAY
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location:
Christensen Center East Commons

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, particularly for children ages 5-11. Pre-register here: go.augsburg.edu/vaccineclinic

A follow-up event will be held on April 20 for those who get their first dose today. Augsburg students who attend either event will be entered to win a $25 VISA gift card.

Questions about COVID-19 vaccination? Get answers from the Minnesota Department of Health: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/vaccine/basics.html

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

TOMORROW: COVID Vaccine Clinic in Christensen (Plus $25 Gift Card Drawing for Students)

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Augsburg will host a vaccine clinic on Wednesday, March 30, for anyone who would like to receive a first, second, or booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. This event is open to all members of the Augsburg community as well as the general public ages 5 and older. The shots are free and no insurance information will be required.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location:
Christensen Center East Commons

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, particularly for children ages 5-11. Pre-register here: go.augsburg.edu/vaccineclinic

A follow-up event will be held on April 20 for those who get their first dose on March 30. Augsburg students who attend either event will be entered to win a $25 VISA gift card.

Questions about COVID-19 vaccination? Get answers from the Minnesota Department of Health: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/vaccine/basics.html

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

New Islamic Prayer Space Created in Science Hall and Athletic Dome to be Taken Down April 3-6

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

Over spring break, Science 19 was converted to an Islamic prayer space, with fresh paint and new carpet.

The Athletic Dome will be taken down April 3-6. On April 5 and 6, there will be no parking on both sides of Butler Place and on the east side of 23rd Avenue.

Campus Security To Test New Parking System and Other Campus Updates

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

On March 30 and 31, new equipment will be installed in Lot K to allow Augsburg to test a virtual parking permit system during the month of April. The testing project won’t affect current parking or permit rules.

Lindell Library west elevator has been repaired and is back in operation.

Hagfors Center skyway doors have been repaired and are now operating normally.

COVID Vaccines for 5+ Available Wednesday 3/30—All Welcome

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Augsburg will host a vaccine clinic this Wednesday, March 30, for anyone who would like to receive a first, second, or booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. This event is open to all members of the Augsburg community as well as the general public ages 5 and older. The shots are free and no insurance information will be required.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location:
Christensen Center East Commons

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, particularly for children ages 5-11. Pre-register here: go.augsburg.edu/vaccineclinic

A follow-up event will be held on April 20 for those who get their first dose on March 30. Augsburg students who attend either event will be entered to win a $25 VISA gift card.

Questions about COVID-19 vaccination? Get answers from the Minnesota Department of Health: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/vaccine/basics.html

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Free COVID-19 Testing on Campus TODAY

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Students, faculy, and staff can drop by Gundale Chapel this evening for a free COVID-19 test.

Results from the BinaxNOW rapid antigen tests will be ready in approximately 15 minutes and can be displayed via the NAVICA mobile app to show proof of recent testing. You will need to download the NAVICA app in advance in order to receive your test results. Learn more and set up your free account here: https://www.globalpointofcare.abbott/en/product-details/navica.html

Location:
Gundale Chapel, third floor of Hagfors Center

Schedule:
– Mondays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
– Thursdays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.

You will need to provide:
– Your name and Augsburg ID number
– Your Augsburg email address
– Device with NAVICA app

As a reminder, Hagfors Center requires key fob access.

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, including information about other nearby testing locations, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Students: Win a $25 Gift Card at Next Week’s COVID Vaccine Clinic

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Augsburg will host a vaccine clinic on Wednesday, March 30, for anyone who would like to receive a first, second, or booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. This event is open to all members of the Augsburg community as well as the general public ages 5 and older. The shots are free and no insurance information will be required.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location:
Christensen Center East Commons

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, particularly for children ages 5-11. Pre-register here: go.augsburg.edu/vaccineclinic

A follow-up event will be held on April 20 for those who get their first dose on March 30. Augsburg students who attend either event will be entered to win a $25 VISA gift card.

Questions about COVID-19 vaccination? Get answers from the Minnesota Department of Health: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/vaccine/basics.html

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Pfizer and Moderna Shots Available 3/30—Open to the Public

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Augsburg will host a vaccine clinic on Wednesday, March 30, for anyone who would like to receive a first, second, or booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. This event is open to all members of the Augsburg community as well as the general public ages 5 and older. The shots are free and no insurance information will be required.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location:
Christensen Center East Commons

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, particularly for children ages 5-11. Pre-register here: go.augsburg.edu/vaccineclinic

A follow-up event will be held on April 20 for those who get their first dose on March 30. Augsburg students who attend either event will be entered to win a $25 VISA gift card.

Questions about COVID-19 vaccination? Get answers from the Minnesota Department of Health: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/vaccine/basics.html

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Free COVID-19 Testing on Campus TODAY

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Students, faculy, and staff can drop in to Gundale Chapel this evening for a free COVID-19 test.

Results from the BinaxNOW rapid antigen tests will be ready in approximately 15 minutes and can be displayed via the NAVICA mobile app to show proof of recent testing. You will need to download the NAVICA app in advance in order to receive your test results. Learn more and set up your free account here: https://www.globalpointofcare.abbott/en/product-details/navica.html

Location:
Gundale Chapel, third floor of Hagfors Center

Schedule:
– Mondays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
– Thursdays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.

You will need to provide:
– Your name and Augsburg ID number
– Your Augsburg email address
– Device with NAVICA app

As a reminder, Hagfors Center requires key fob access.

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, including information about other nearby testing locations, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Free COVID-19 Vaccines Next Week for Ages 5+

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Augsburg will host a vaccine clinic on Wednesday, March 30, for anyone who would like to receive a first, second, or booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. This event is open to all members of the Augsburg community as well as the general public ages 5 and older. The shots are free and no insurance information will be required.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location:
Christensen Center East Commons

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, particularly for children ages 5-11. Pre-register here: go.augsburg.edu/vaccineclinic

A follow-up event will be held on April 20 for those who get their first dose on March 30. Augsburg students who attend either event will be entered to win a $25 VISA gift card.

Questions about COVID-19 vaccination? Get answers from the Minnesota Department of Health: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/vaccine/basics.html

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Need a COVID Vaccine or Booster?

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Augsburg will host a vaccine clinic on Wednesday, March 30, for anyone who would like to receive a first, second, or booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. This event is open to all members of the Augsburg community as well as the general public ages 5 and older. The shots are free and no insurance information will be required.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location:
Christensen Center East Commons

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, particularly for children ages 5-11. Pre-register here: go.augsburg.edu/vaccineclinic

A follow-up event will be held on April 20 for those who get their first dose on March 30. Augsburg students who attend either event will be entered to win a $25 VISA gift card.

Questions about COVID-19 vaccination? Get answers from the Minnesota Department of Health: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/vaccine/basics.html

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on Campus Next Week

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Augsburg will host a vaccine clinic on Wednesday, March 30, for anyone who would like to receive a first, second, or booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. This event is open to all members of the Augsburg community as well as the general public ages 5 and older. The shots are free and no insurance information will be required.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location:
Christensen Center East Commons

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, particularly for children ages 5-11. Pre-register here: go.augsburg.edu/vaccineclinic

A follow-up event will be held on April 20 for those who get their first dose on March 30. Augsburg students who attend either event will be entered to win a $25 VISA gift card.

Questions about COVID-19 vaccination? Get answers from the Minnesota Department of Health: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/vaccine/basics.html

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Did You Travel for Spring Break? Free COVID-19 Testing on Campus Today and Thursday

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Students, faculty, and staff: Take advantage of free COVID-19 testing on campus! Testing is particularly encouraged this week for individuals who traveled or spent time with different groups of people than usual over spring break. Tests are provided on a walk-in basis in Gundale Chapel on Monday and Thursday evenings.

Results from the BinaxNOW rapid antigen tests will be ready in approximately 15 minutes and can be displayed via the NAVICA mobile app to show proof of recent testing. You will need to download the NAVICA app in advance in order to receive your test results. Learn more and set up your free account here: https://www.globalpointofcare.abbott/en/product-details/navica.html

Location:
Gundale Chapel, third floor of Hagfors Center

Schedule:
– Mondays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
– Thursdays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.

You will need to provide:
– Your name and Augsburg ID number
– Your Augsburg email address
– Device with NAVICA app

Please note that this planned schedule may be subject to change based on demand for tests. As a reminder, Hagfors Center requires key fob access.

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, including information about other nearby testing locations, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Kennedy Center and Christensen Center Dock Access Issues Fixed

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

The door hardware on the card access doors at the main entrance to the Kennedy Center and the dock entrance to Christensen Center has been replaced. Access at those entrances has returned to normal.

Lindell Library West Elevator Down
The west elevator in Lindell (near the Hagfors skyway) is not working. The repair company is waiting for a part. We do not yet know when the repair will be completed.

Hagfors Center Skyway Doors To Be Repaired
When using the Hagfors Center skyway, you may notice that the doors are difficult to open. We are aware of the issue and are working to get it fixed.

Free COVID-19 Testing on Campus TODAY

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Students, faculty, and staff can visit Gundale Chapel between 4:30–6:30 p.m. today to receive a free COVID-19 test. No appointment needed. Results from the BinaxNOW rapid antigen tests will be ready in approximately 15 minutes and can be displayed via the NAVICA mobile app to show proof of recent testing.

You will need to download the NAVICA app in advance in order to receive your test results. Learn more and set up your free account here: https://www.globalpointofcare.abbott/en/product-details/navica.html

Location:
Gundale Chapel, third floor of Hagfors Center (as a reminder, Hagfors Center requires key fob access)

Schedule:
– Mondays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
– Thursdays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
– No testing the week of 3/14 (spring break)

You will need to provide:
– Your name and Augsburg ID number
– Your Augsburg email address
– Device with NAVICA app

Please note that this planned schedule may be subject to change based on demand for tests. For more COVID-19 updates and resources, including information about other nearby testing locations, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

ADSG and ASAC Petition for Candidacy Open

submitted by hassanh3@augsburg.edu

Petitions for candidacy in Augsburg Day Student Government as well as Augsburg Student Activities Council for the 2022-2023 school year are live!

Learn more about these great opportunities and how to apply below.

Augsburg Day Student Government (ADSG) is the official governing body of the Day Student population at Augsburg University. There are numerous positions within ADSG that any currently registered undergraduate student that meets eligibility requirements can run for. This is a wonderful opportunity for students who want to champion meaningful change on campus and advocate the concerns and needs of their peers and community.

Augsburg Student Activities Council (ASAC) is a robust student organization that seeks to build community on campus through intentional large-scale programming including but not limited to planning and executing Homecoming, Auggie Days events, Movie Nights, Seasonal Events, and much more. Be a part of creating fun and creative ways for all students to connect to our campus community.

The President and Vice President must run together on the same ticket for both ADSG and ASAC. For other ADSG positions students can run for one or multiple. The remaining ASAC board positions are selected by the President and Vice President.

If either or both of these opportunities sound interesting to you complete the ‘Petition for 2022-2023 Day Student Government/Augsburg Student Activities Council Candidacy’ form in auggie life by Friday March 25th at 4:00pm.

If you have any questions reach out to campuslife@augsburg.edu

‘Petition for 2022-2023 Day Student Government/Augsburg Student Activities Council Candidacy’ Form

Free COVID-19 Testing on Campus Returns TODAY

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Starting today, students, faculty, and staff can take advantage of free COVID-19 testing on campus as part of a new program through the state of Minnesota. Tests will be provided on a walk-in basis in Gundale Chapel on Monday and Thursday evenings.

Results from the BinaxNOW rapid antigen tests will be ready in approximately 15 minutes and can be displayed via the NAVICA mobile app to show proof of recent testing. You will need to download the NAVICA app in advance in order to receive your test results. Learn more and set up your free account here: https://www.globalpointofcare.abbott/en/product-details/navica.html

Location:
Gundale Chapel, third floor of Hagfors Center

Schedule:
– Mondays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
– Thursdays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
– No testing the week of 3/14 (spring break)

You will need to provide:
– Your name and Augsburg ID number
– Your Augsburg email address
– Device with NAVICA app

Please note that this planned schedule may be subject to change based on demand for tests. As a reminder, Hagfors Center requires key fob access.

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, including information about other nearby testing locations, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Free COVID-19 Testing on Campus Returns Next Week

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Starting Monday, March 7, students, faculty, and staff can take advantage of free COVID-19 testing on campus as part of a new program through the state of Minnesota. Tests will be provided on a walk-in basis in Gundale Chapel on Monday and Thursday evenings.

Results from the BinaxNOW rapid antigen tests will be ready in approximately 15 minutes and can be displayed via the NAVICA mobile app to show proof of recent testing. You will need to download the NAVICA app in advance in order to receive your test results. Learn more and set up your free account here: https://www.globalpointofcare.abbott/en/product-details/navica.html

Location:
Gundale Chapel, third floor of Hagfors Center

Schedule:
– Mondays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
– Thursdays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
– No testing the week of 3/14 (spring break)

You will need to provide:
– Your name and Augsburg ID number
– Your Augsburg email address
– Device with NAVICA app

Please note that this planned schedule may be subject to change based on demand for tests. As a reminder, Hagfors Center requires key fob access.

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, including information about other nearby testing locations, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Reminder: Planned On-Campus COVID-19 Testing Suspended

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

As a reminder, the previously scheduled COVID-19 testing in Gundale Chapel on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings is suspended until further notice. The testing is unavailable due to an issue with medical provider requirements for this state program. We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience.

More information about where to find testing resources can be found on the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning

Planned On-Campus COVID-19 Testing Suspended Until Further Notice

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Unfortunately, previously announced COVID-19 testing in Gundale Chapel on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings is suspended until further notice as we work to ensure compliance with program requirements through the state of Minnesota. We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience.

If you need testing, more information about where to find resources can be found on the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning

Canceled: Today’s COVID-19 Testing in Gundale Chapel

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

There will be no walk-in COVID-19 testing in Gundale Chapel this evening (Friday, 2/18) due to an ongoing technical issue. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to begin offering this free testing next week.

More information about where to find COVID-19 testing resources can be found on the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning

Card Access Issues and LED Lighting Upgrades

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

Card access doors at the main entrance to the Kennedy Center and the dock entrance to Christensen Center have not been responding properly to the use of key fobs due to a hardware issue. The Department of Public Safety is working with our vendors to acquire and install new hardware to address these issues as soon as possible. Until the door hardware can be replaced, other arrangements will be in place to provide continued access to these areas.

LED lighting upgrades continue. Installers are currently working in the Lindell Library. For additional Facilities Management updates, follow the link provided.

https://sites.augsburg.edu/facilities/2022/02/14/

Free N95 Masks Are Available Through Some Pharmacies

submitted by norland@augsburg.edu

Distribution of free N95 masks has begun at some Minnesota pharmacies.

Hy-Vee stores have begun giving out free masks, and some Walgreens stores also have masks. Masks will be delivered to additional Walgreens locations over the next couple of weeks. CVS reports that they will begin distributing free N95 masks “in the coming weeks.”

Free N95 Masks

Free N95 Masks Are Available Through Some Pharmacies

submitted by norland@augsburg.edu

Distribution of free N95 masks has begun at some Minnesota pharmacies.

Hy-Vee stores have begun giving out free masks this week, and Walgreens may have masks available as soon as Friday, January 28. CVS reports that they will begin distributing free N95 masks “in the coming weeks.”

Free N95 Masks

Add/Drop Deadline is Today

submitted by yangdx@augsburg.edu

Registration changes (adding and/or dropping courses) may or may not change your financial aid award and account balance. Please contact Student Financial Services if you have any questions about what impact these changes might have on your account.

Email us at studentfinances@augsburg.edu or call (612) 330-1046. Student Financial Services office hours are from 9am – 4:30pm.

January 13 COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic in Cedar-Riverside Neighborhood

submitted by norland@augsburg.edu

There will be a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Cedar-Riverside 3-6 p.m. Thursday, January 13.

Ages 5+ are eligible for Pfizer first and second dose. Ages 16+ are eligible for a Pfizer booster if it has been at least six months since second dose. No appointment is needed; this is a walk-in clinic.

Location: Second floor community room,
1530 S. 6th St., Minneapolis 55454

January 13 COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic in Cedar-Riverside Neighborhood

submitted by norland@augsburg.edu

There will be a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Cedar-Riverside 3-6 p.m. Thursday, January 13.

Ages 5+ are eligible for Pfizer first and second dose. Ages 16+ are eligible for a Pfizer booster if it has been at least six months since second dose. No appointment is needed; this is a walk-in clinic.

Location: Second floor community room,
1530 S. 6th St., Minneapolis 55454

Facilities Management Updates

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

Wondering about the new cloud of steam on campus? The steamwork diversion in December, which allowed repairs to be made without a shutoff, was made possible thanks to a new steam outlet installation in front of the ice arena.

The LED upgrade work got underway again the week of January 3. During the week beginning January 10, upgrades will be made to the Oren Gateway Center and the Foss Lobeck Miles Center.

A new floor is being installed in the wrestling room in the Kennedy Center.

https://sites.augsburg.edu/facilities/

Steam Shutoff Repairs and LED Light Upgrade Updates

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

The steam repair mentioned in A-mail last week did not require a steam shutoff to campus buildings after all. The steam is being diverted from Riverside Avenue onto our property.

The LED upgrade work has been suspended until January 3, when work will resume on Sverdrup and Old Main.

As campus slows down between semesters, there will be no Facilities update postings until January 10.

https://sites.augsburg.edu/facilities/

Possible Steam Shutdown Monday, December 20

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

Pending approvals from the City of Minneapolis, there may be a steam shutdown on campus on Monday, December 20. A list of buildings that would be affected because of the steam shutdown follows. This would only affect hot water; cold water will still be available for toilets, sinks, drinking fountains, and showers.
• Ice Arena – No hot water for the zamboni area, sinks, vanities, and showers
• Si Melby Hall – No hot water for sinks, vanities, and showers
• Urness Hall – No hot water for sinks, vanities, and showers
• Mortensen Hall – No hot water for sinks, vanities, and showers
• Christensen Center – No hot water for sinks, upper floor kitchen, dishwasher, and mop
sink

Facilities Management Snow Removal Procedures and LED Lighting Project Update

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

We would like to remind members of the community about our snow removal procedures. We will remove snow from parking lots, city streets, and sidewalks in that order. Whenever snow removal is necessary, our goal is to have it done by 7:50 a.m. Anyone who sees an icy patch on campus should report it to DPS (extension 1717). Facilities Management will then dispatch someone to treat it. In addition, buckets of salt are available at most main entrances to buildings.

The continuation of the LED upgrade project began last week with work in Old Science, Sverdrup, and Memorial. More information should be available next week regarding the next buildings to receive LED light bulbs.

DPS—Spring Parking Sale Date

submitted by bierbaub@augsburg.edu

Hello Auggies,

Hope Finals are going well for everyone. We just wanted to announce that Spring 2022 Permits will go on sale December 13 @ 9am. If you bought a Year Permit before the start of the year, your permit is still active for Spring Semester. If you only bought a Fall Permit, you’ll need to purchase a Spring Permit to avoid being ticketed and/or towed.

As always, don’t be afraid to email parking@augsburg.edu with any questions you may have.

Good luck with Finals!

Facilities Snow Removal Procedures and Updates

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

-Facilities Management would like to remind members of the community about our snow removal procedures. We will remove snow from parking lots, city streets, and sidewalks in that order. Whenever snow removal is necessary, our goal is to have it done by 7:50 a.m.

Anyone who sees an icy patch on campus should report it to DPS (extension 1717). Facilities Management will then dispatch someone to treat it. In addition, buckets of salt are available at most main entrances to buildings.

-Installation of the new athletic field dome has been completed and has been put into use.

-The Science 123 classroom is complete and ready for use, pictures of the classroom have been posted on our website.

-LED light installations around campus are in progress.

For more information, please visit the Facilities Management website listed below.

https://sites.augsburg.edu/facilities/

Layers of Mitigations can Help Fight the Spread of COVID-19

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

We are currently seeing a post-Thanksgiving bump in regional COVID-19 cases at the same time as the first case of the omicron variant has been detected in Minnesota. It is too early to know if the omicron variant will become the dominant variant and how that will affect COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalizations. Members of Augsburg’s COVID-19 Task Force participate in meetings with the Minnesota Department of Health and are staying on top of news and advice regarding the variant.

We do know that it is helpful to layer mitigations as a strategy to fight the spread of COVID-19. That means not just relying on one thing, such as the vaccine or a mask, but embracing several approaches to stop the spread.

Learn more about what you can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Street Closure on Wednesday

submitted by norland@augsburg.edu

On the morning of Wednesday, November 24, Augsburg will close Butler Place and 23rd Avenue to allow for delivery of materials for the Athletic Dome. The dome is scheduled to go up on Monday and Tuesday, November 29 and 30.

Snow Removal Procedure

As winter approaches, we would like to remind members of the community about our snow removal procedure. We will remove snow from parking lots, city streets, and sidewalks in that order. Whenever snow removal is necessary, our goal is to have it done by 7:50 a.m.

Anyone who sees an icy patch on campus should report it to DPS (extension 1717). Facilities Management will then dispatch someone to treat it. In addition, buckets of salt are available at most main entrances to buildings.

Air Filtration

We continue to operate HEPA filters in classrooms, common spaces, and in offices in buildings with central HVAC systems. In buildings with central HVAC, we continue to use MERV-13 filters circulating fresh air 24 hours a day.

No Facilities Blog Next Week

There will be no Facilities blog post for the week of November 29.

Facilities Blog

Facilities Management Snow Policy and Project Updates

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

Snow Removal Procedures

As winter approaches, we would like to remind members of the community about our snow removal procedures. We will remove snow from parking lots, city streets, and sidewalks in that order. Whenever snow removal is necessary, our goal is to have it done by 7:50 a.m.

Anyone who sees an icy patch on campus should report it to DPS at extension 1717. Facilities Management will then dispatch someone to treat it. In addition, buckets of salt are available at most main entrances to buildings

Ongoing Projects Are Still on Track

-The Athletic Dome is on track to go up on Monday and Tuesday, November 29 and 30, weather permitting. On November 24, streets adjacent to the athletic field (Butler and 23rd Avenue) will be closed to allow for supply deliveries for the project.

-Campus-wide LED lighting conversion will resume on November 29.

-The railing for Science 123 is on track to be installed in December.

For additional Facilities Management updates, visit our website listed below.

https://sites.augsburg.edu/facilities/

Get Your Flu Shot at the People’s Center Clinic

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

It’s important to keep up with preventive health care at all times, especially during a pandemic. Augsburg isn’t able to host a flu shot event due to staffing shortages this year, but the People’s Center Clinic on the corner of Riverside and 20th avenues is providing flu vaccinations during its open hours and welcomes members of the Augsburg community to make an appointment to get their shot.

The clinic is an easy walking distance from campus. You can schedule a time that works for your workday or class schedule. To make an appointment, call 612-332-4973 or visit https://www.peoples-center.org/schedule-a-visit

Students: Please Read Email on Pre-Thanksgiving COVID-19 Precautions

submitted by norland@augsburg.edu

Students: Please read the email from Dean of Students Sarah Griesse regarding COVID-19 precautions as we approach Thanksgiving weekend. The email was sent on November 17 and has been posted on the homepage and Student Resources page of the Outbreak Planning website.

Email from Dean of Students Sarah Griesse: Thanksgiving

Public Health Advice as Thanksgiving Approaches

submitted by norland@augsburg.edu

COVID-19 case rates remain high in our region. Even off campus in stores and other venues where it is not required, please consider wearing your mask indoors to help limit the spread of the virus.

Remember that as someone involved in higher education—as a faculty or staff member or as a student—you are eligible for a COVID-19 booster shot at least six months after your second dose of Pfizer or Moderna or two months after your first dose of Johnson & Johnson. Learn more at https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/vaccine/basics.html#booster.

If you are traveling for Thanksgiving, especially if you will be around vulnerable people, please consider dialing back activity now and getting tested prior to gathering with others. Remember that any gathering increases the risk of infection for everyone.

COVID-19 Dashboard

Sign up for Emergency Notifications to Stay Updated on Winter Weather Changes

submitted by erchula@augsburg.edu

Beginning this year, Augsburg will no longer be posting information about changes in operations brought on by dangerous winter weather through media outlets such as television and radio stations. The news channels’ systems are designed for non-residential K-12 schools, and so only provide options for “open” or “closed” that don’t describe the more nuanced changes that happen at Augsburg.

The most efficient way to make sure you’re informed when Augsburg cancels in-person classes or makes other changes is to sign up for Augsburg’s Emergency Notification text messages. You can do this (or confirm that you are already registered) by clicking “Emergency Notifications” in the left hand menu on Inside Augsburg. In addition, when decisions are made to cancel classes or modify operations due to weather, we update the alert banner at the top of augsburg.edu and post an announcement on Inside Augsburg.

Emergency Notifications

Prescription Drug Take Back Event

submitted by erchula@augsburg.edu

Have old prescription drugs that you no longer need? Bring any unused prescription medication that is no longer needed to the U of M Public Safety building at 505 Washington Ave SE on Friday, November 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to dispose of unneeded medications safely and responsibly.

Visit the DPS News page to view the full flyer

DPS News

Campus Dining Spaces Expanded in Hagfors Center

submitted by jendra@augsburg.edu

Augsburg is designating additional spaces in the Hagfors Center for indoor dining. In designated dining spaces on campus, individuals may remove their masks for eating and drinking, but we ask that you put your mask back on afterward.

Current dining spaces include:
* The Commons and Einstein’s in the Christensen Center
* Nabo and the lobby of the Oren Gateway Center
* Kafe Kafeega and the surrounding area on the second floor of Hagfors Center.

To that list, we are adding:
* The Hagfors Center main level lobby and third floor balcony.

Dining is also permitted:
* In closed rooms hosting meetings or events catered by Augsburg Dining Services
* Alone in individual offices or meeting spaces with the door closed
* In residence hall units.

We plan to add microwaves for use by students, faculty, and staff in the Oren Gateway Center and Hagfors Center lobbies, but delivery of those appliances may be delayed by supply chain issues, as we have seen with other recent fixture changes.

Sign up for Emergency Notifications to Stay Updated on Winter Weather Changes

submitted by jendra@augsburg.edu

Beginning this year, Augsburg will no longer be posting information about changes in operations brought on by dangerous winter weather through media outlets such as television and radio stations. The news channels’ systems are designed for non-residential K-12 schools, and so only provide options for “open” or “closed” that don’t describe the more nuanced changes that happen at Augsburg.

The most efficient way to make sure you’re informed when Augsburg cancels in-person classes or makes other changes is to sign up for Augsburg’s Emergency Notification text messages. You can do this (or confirm that you are already registered) by clicking “Emergency Notifications” in the left hand menu on Inside Augsburg. In addition, when decisions are made to cancel classes or modify operations due to weather, we update the alert banner at the top of augsburg.edu and post an announcement on Inside Augsburg.

Emergency Notifications

Facilities Management Department Updates

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

Updates for the week of November 8 include:

-Lot L work continues
-New athletic dome to be installed November 29 and 30
-Science 123 classroom update
-Campus LED lighting conversion to resume November 29

For more complete information, follow the link provided to the Facilities website.

https://sites.augsburg.edu/facilities/

Lot D Parking Notice October 21 and 22

submitted by owensj2@augsburg.edu

The Admission Department is hosting Auggie Preview Days, a two-day campus visit event for prospective Auggies, on Thursday, October 21 and Friday, October 22. For the convenience of our visitors, 50 parking spots will be reserved in Lot D all day Thursday and Friday.

We hope that you will help us welcome prospective Auggies and their families to campus; whether it be a friendly wave or offering directions to lost looking people, small gestures go a long way.

For displaced faculty and staff needing alternative transportation and parking accommodations for these two days, the following options are available:

– Augsburg Lot L
– Augsburg Lot J (“Future Auggie” labeled spots)
– University of Minnesota Medical Center Red Ramp, entrance at Riverside and 24th Avenue S (free passes available for pickup in the Admission Department)
– Light rail or bus (free passes available for pickup in the Admission Department)

Street parking will not be reimbursed by the Admission Department.

Please direct all questions to Robert Gould (gouldr2@augsburg.edu)

Facilities Department Weekly Updates

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

In preparation for colder temperatures, the facilities team has completed the cooling to heating system transfers in campus buildings. The removal of window air conditioners will begin this week.

Science 123 classroom remodeling continues. New carpet installation is being completed and the delivery and installation of the new furniture is being scheduled.

The replacement of all campus light bulbs with LED light bulbs will resume in early November. Facilities will notify departments ahead of time about when to expect LED replacements to occur in their areas.

Augsburg COVID-19 Dashboard Includes Report on Campus Vaccination Rates

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

The weekly Augsburg COVID-19 Dashboard now includes vaccination rates for all students and for faculty and staff. This week’s dashboard also includes a link to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting on COVID-19 case and death rates in the U.S. based on vaccination status.

Augsburg COVID-19 Dashboard

Campus Wide Steam Outage Update: Project Complete

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

Facilities has been working with Metropolitan Mechanical (MMC) to repair the steam leaks on Riverside Avenue. A steam outage originally planned to allow for repairs on October 13 needed to be moved up because the leak was worse than expected. The outage instead began at 2:30 p.m. on October 12. Repair work continued through the night with the intent of restoring steam service the morning of October 13.

The project is complete and the steam is now back on at full pressure! All hot water should be restored in your affected areas. If you have any issues with hot water please put in a Facilities Request right away and we will get it addressed. Thank you again for your patience with this project!

Lot D Parking October 21 and 22

submitted by owensj2@augsburg.edu

The Admission Department is hosting Auggie Preview Days, a two-day campus visit event for prospective Auggies, on Thursday, October 21 and Friday, October 22. For the convenience of our visitors, 50 parking spots will be reserved in Lot D all day Thursday and Friday.

We hope that you will help us welcome prospective Auggies and their families to campus; whether it be a friendly wave or offering directions to lost looking people, small gestures go a long way.

For displaced faculty and staff needing alternative transportation and parking accommodations for these two days, the following options are available:

– Augsburg Lot L
– Augsburg Lot J (“Future Auggie” labeled spots)
– University of Minnesota Medical Center Red Ramp, entrance at Riverside and 24th Avenue S (free passes available for pickup in the Admission Department)
– Light rail or bus (free passes available for pickup in the Admission Department)

Street parking will not be reimbursed by the Admission Department.

Please direct all questions to Robert Gould (gouldr2@augsburg.edu)

Campus Wide Steam Outage Wednesday, October 13

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

Facilities continues to work with Metropolitan Mechanical (MMC) to repair the steam leaks on Riverside Avenue. The first outage, on Wednesday, October 6, was the inspection to determine where the leak was. There will be a second shutdown on Wednesday, October 13 from 6:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. to complete work needed to repair the leak.

A list of buildings that are affected because of the steam shutdown follows. This only affects hot water; cold water will still be available for toilets, sinks, drinking fountains, and showers.

Ice Arena – No hot water for the zamboni area, sinks, vanities, and showers
Si-Melby – No hot water for sinks, vanities, and showers
Urness Hall – No hot water for sinks, vanities, and showers
Mortensen Hall – No hot water for sinks, vanities, and showers
Christensen Center – No hot water for sinks, upper floor kitchen, dishwasher, and mop sink

Campus-wide Bulletin

submitted by erchula@augsburg.edu

October 11, 2021

Yesterday evening Public Safety staff were made aware of stickers placed at various locations across campus promoting a white supremacist group. This particular group is known to place propaganda on college and university campuses, but is typically non-violent.

The stickers were placed in the various locations between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. by two individuals. One suspect was a white male, approximately 6’0”, clean shaven, thin, wearing a tan baseball hat, dark jacket and blue jeans. The other suspect was a white male, approximately 5’8”, stocky, wearing a tan hat, grey hoodie under a flannel shirt, and blue jeans.

Public Safety staff, along with the Facilities staff worked quickly to remove all known stickers from campus property. Furthermore, leaders from Public Safety, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives, and Student Affairs will continue to monitor the situation and take immediate action on any reports of continued activity from this, or other racist organizations, on campus. For support regarding this incident, please contact the Center for Wellness and Counseling at 612-330-1707, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives at 612-330-1126, or Multicultural Life at 612-330-1087.

If you have any helpful information regarding this incident to report, please contact the Department of Public Safety at 612-330-1717.

Please report any and all concerns that may impact our campus community. If You See Something – Say Something (x1717). We also encourage you to utilize the resources available on our website: www.augsburg.edu/dps and in the CampusShield safety app (available for free download on Google Play and iTunes app stores).

Campus Wide Steam Outage on Wednesday, October 13

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

Facilities continues to work with Metropolitan Mechanical (MMC) to repair the steam leaks on Riverside Avenue. The first outage, on Wednesday, October 6, was the inspection to determine where the leak was. There will be a second shutdown on Wednesday, October 13 from 6:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. to complete work needed to repair the leak.

A list of buildings that are affected because of the steam shutdown follows. This only affects hot water; cold water will still be available for toilets, sinks, drinking fountains, and showers.

Ice Arena – No hot water for the zamboni area, sinks, vanities, and showers
Si-Melby – No hot water for sinks, vanities, and showers
Urness Hall – No hot water for sinks, vanities, and showers
Mortensen Hall – No hot water for sinks, vanities, and showers
Christensen Center – No hot water for sinks, upper floor kitchen, dishwasher, and mop sink

Lot D Parking for October 21 and 22

submitted by owensj2@augsburg.edu

The Admission Department is hosting Auggie Preview Days, a two-day campus visit event for prospective Auggies, on Thursday, October 21 and Friday, October 22. For the convenience of our visitors, 50 parking spots will be reserved in Lot D all day Thursday and Friday.

We hope that you will help us welcome prospective Auggies and their families to campus; whether it be a friendly wave or offering directions to lost looking people, small gestures go a long way.

For displaced faculty and staff needing alternative transportation and parking accommodations for these two days, the following options are available:

– Augsburg Lot L
– Augsburg Lot J (“Future Auggie” labeled spots)
– University of Minnesota Medical Center Red Ramp, entrance at Riverside and 24th Avenue S (free passes available for pickup in the Admission Department)
– Light rail or bus (free passes available for pickup in the Admission Department)

Street parking will not be reimbursed by the Admission Department.

Please direct all questions to Robert Gould (gouldr2@augsburg.edu)

Pfizer COVID-19 Booster Authorized for Educators and Education Staff

submitted by norland@augsburg.edu

The CDC has authorized boosters of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at least six months after receiving the second dose for certain eligible groups, including educators and education staff. At this time this is only for people who received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as their primary series. Officials are still reviewing data from Moderna and Johnson & Johnson and will decide when recipients will be eligible for a booster. Learn more about vaccination from the Minnesota Department of Health.

Learn more about vaccination

Lot D Parking for October 21 and 22

submitted by owensj2@augsburg.edu

The Admission Department is hosting Auggie Preview Days, a two-day campus visit event for prospective Auggies, on Thursday, October 21 and Friday, October 22. For the convenience of our visitors, 50 parking spots will be reserved in Lot D all day Thursday and Friday.

We hope that you will help us welcome prospective Auggies and their families to campus; whether it be a friendly wave or offering directions to lost looking people, small gestures go a long way.

For displaced faculty and staff needing alternative transportation and parking accommodations for these two days, the following options are available:

– Augsburg Lot L
– Augsburg Lot J (“Future Auggie” labeled spots)
– University of Minnesota Medical Center Red Ramp, entrance at Riverside and 24th Avenue S (free passes available for pickup in the Admission Department)
– Light rail or bus (free passes available for pickup in the Admission Department)

Street parking will not be reimbursed by the Admission Department.

Please direct all questions to Robert Gould (gouldr2@augsburg.edu)

Campus Wide Steam Outage October 6 and October 13

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

Facilities has been working with Metropolitan Mechanical (MMC) to develop a plan to repair the steam leaks on Riverside Avenue. After careful consideration, the recommended plan requires two campus-wide steam shutdowns. The first outage, scheduled for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, October 6, will be an inspection to determine where the leak is. The work will be completed during the second shutdown, scheduled for 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, October 13.

A list of buildings that are affected because of the steam shutdown follows. This only affects hot water; cold water will still be available for toilets, sinks, drinking fountains, and showers.

Ice Arena – No hot water for the zamboni area, sinks, vanities, and showers
Si-Melby – No hot water for sinks, vanities, and showers
Urness Hall – No hot water for sinks, vanities, and showers
Mortensen Hall – No hot water for sinks, vanities, and showers
Christensen Center – No hot water for sinks, upper floor kitchen, dishwasher, and mop sink

Facilities Project Updates Science 123 and Sverdrup 208

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

Science 123 Classroom Remodeling Progress
Progress continues on the Science 123 classroom remodeling project. Carpeting will be installed October 11-15. We will announce the room’s availability for use as soon as we can do so with reasonable accuracy.

Sverdrup 208 Remodeling Is Complete
All remodeling to Sverdrup 208 has been completed. The room can be reserved through University Events. It will be added to the online booking system soon, but in the meantime, you can contact the events office at events@augsburg.edu or x1104 to reserve the space.

Revised Date for New Dome Installation
Weather permitting, the new dome over the athletic field will be installed during the week of November 21.

You can visit the Facilities website listed below for more information.

https://sites.augsburg.edu/facilities/

Annual Security Report Now Available

submitted by erchula@augsburg.edu

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report and the Minnesota Office of Higher Education Sexual Assault Data Report are now available on the Department of Public Safety website and can be accessed by visiting the Crime Alerts and Logs page. This information is required by law and is provided by the Augsburg University Department of Public Safety.

If you would like to receive a physical copy of the combined Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains this information, you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (612) 330-1717 or email a request to publicsafety@augsburg.edu.

Department of Public Safety Crime Alerts and Logs

Winners Selected in Raffle for Vaccinated Students

submitted by jendra@augsburg.edu

We’ve completed the random drawing among students who entered the raffle for those who received either two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine before 11:59 p.m. on August 31. The winners have been notified; we are not publishing their names to protect their privacy.

Two students received $500 in Augsburg dining services flex points OR a $200 VISA gift card.

Two students received an Augsburg commuter or resident student parking permit for the academic year OR a $200 VISA gift card.

Two students received a $500 discount at the bookstore OR a $200 VISA gift card.

Congratulations to the winners!

Timely Notice: Vehicle Thefts on the Minneapolis Campus

submitted by erchula@augsburg.edu

On September 29, Augsburg’s Department of Public Safety received multiple reports of vehicles being stolen out of Lot B between 11:00 A.M on September 28 and 11:00 A.M. on September 29. One report involved two vehicles which were left unlocked with the keys left in the vehicles; these vehicles were stolen between 6:15 A.M. and 6:20 A.M. on Wednesday September 29. A second report stated a single vehicle was taken between 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday September 28 and 11:00 A.M on Wednesday September 29. Both reports have been shared with the Minneapolis Police, who are actively investigating the thefts. No suspect descriptions are available at this time.

Augsburg Public Safety and the Minneapolis Police (MPD) are currently investigating these incidents. Anyone who may have information regarding these incidents is urged to contact MPD or Augsburg DPS at 612-330-1717.

For the complete Timely Notice and Safety Tips, please visit the Augsburg Public Safety website.

Public Safety Website

Athletic Dome Installation November 20 and Science 123 Classroom Updates

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

The date has been set for the new athletic dome to be installed. Weather permitting, it is set to be completed on Saturday, November 20.

The Science 123 renovation project continues to make progress. When completed, the classroom will include the addition of new tiered platforms, chairs, and new carpeting and paint. The audio visual equipment is being updated as well. It is anticipated the tiers will be completed this week to be followed by new carpet installation. Updates will continue to appear in A-Mail until the project is completed.

Buildings with HVAC systems have been upgraded with MERV-13 filters circulating fresh air 24 hours a day. In buildings without central HVAC systems, HEPA filtration units have been added in office spaces. There are also HEPA filtration units in classrooms.

For additional information you can visit the Facilities Management website listed below.

https://sites.augsburg.edu/facilities/

MnDot Road Updates

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

MnDot has opened the northbound side of the 25th Avenue bridge to traffic, the south side will remain closed at least until mid-October. Also, I94 west is closed between Highway 280 and 25th Avenue from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly through Wednesday, October 6 for repairs to the 25th Avenue bridge. This does include weekends. MnDot apologizes for any inconvenience.