Updated on Thursday, March 12, 2020
Tabor College is facing an unprecedented situation with the spread of COVID-19. The health and welfare of our students, faculty and staff are of utmost importance to us. After prayerful consideration and careful planning, we have entered into uncharted territory with an assurance that the Lord is with us.
Due to our concern regarding the coronavirus pandemic, and our desire to be responsible and respectful citizens, Tabor College is taking the following actions:
- Spring break will continue as planned March 16-20.
- All Tabor-sponsored co-curricular activities will be suspended beginning March 13 through April 5. The ongoing status of these activities for the remainder of the semester will be addressed at that time.
- All students who leave campus for Spring Break must remain away from campus until April 5.
- Between March 23 and April 5, all classes will be taught online.
- The first day of online classes will be Monday, March 23.
- Students that are approved to remain in the residence halls during Spring Break may remain on campus during this time with restrictions. Contact the Student Life office for approval: firstname.lastname@example.org
- International students need to connect with Jim Paulus email@example.com regarding details related to their status.
- A digital Helpline has been established to serve all students during this time: firstname.lastname@example.org Questions about academics should be addressed to your advisor. Students with home situations that need special attention should contact Student Life staff.
- More information about returning to campus will be forthcoming.
To be clear, there are no known confirmed or suspected cases of the coronavirus on the Tabor Campus at this time.
As more details become available, they will be posted on the Tabor College website at www.tabor.edu/coronavirus Students are encouraged to check their Tabor email often. Thank you for your understanding, cooperation, and prayers.
We find strength from the words of Proverbs 3:5-6. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Updated on Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Tabor College is monitoring the international coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak through credible sources such as the Centers for Disease Center and Prevention (CDC), the EPA, the USDA and the Kansas Department of Health & Environment (KDHE). Also, the College is cooperating with local healthcare professionals to assure that the campus is ready, should any cases be confirmed.
Tabor is encouraging the campus community to follow primary sanitary precautions to reduce the probability of contracting or spreading the virus, should they encounter someone who is contagious. These steps include frequent and thorough handwashing, avoiding individuals who have high temperatures, covering coughs and sneezes, not sharing hand towels and pillows, as well as reporting to campus resident life staff if they have a high fever, cough and/or trouble breathing. The College food service provider, Pioneer College Caterers, is assuring thorough cleaning and sanitary protocols in operational spaces around campus.
The College enrolls students from more than thirty states and fourteen of countries— and some of these areas have experienced confirmed cases of the virus. The College is being watchful and cautious in the days leading up to Spring Break (March 13-23), advising students, faculty and staff to curtail travel to higher risk areas and to take care to report any illness when returning to campus after the one-week break.
Tabor College takes the care of our students’ well-being very seriously and taking the advice of healthcare professionals.
All College-sponsored student activities and classes will continue as planned.
Questions… please contact Tabor at: email@example.com or call 620-947-3121 to speak Don Ratzlaff, director of Communications.