HILLSBORO, Kan. – Tabor College announces its reopening plan for the 2020-2021 academic year with the commitment to provide a safe and reasonable learning environment for all students and employees. Tabor is taking the following steps to live out its commitment to the health and wellness of the community.
The College has entered into a partnership with the Marion County Health Department, Hillsboro Community Hospital, and Vivature to create a CLIA-approved laboratory in the former Welcome Center on campus for administering rapid antigen testing. Having a rapid-results-testing laboratory on campus will provide Tabor additional levels of safety by enabling a quick response to positive tests.
Tabor will use a color-coded approach to determine how the College community will live life together throughout the year. Levels designated as Green (low risk), Yellow (moderate risk), Orange (high risk) and Red (close campus) will be determined by active cases and quarantine and isolation demands. Associated with each level are specific precautions, procedures and safety measures. Details can be found at www.tabor.edu/openandready
Each of the functional areas of the College has detailed tactical strategies that will serve to implement the overall institutional plan.
The College has renovated the old Hillsboro hospital for isolation purposes. Working together with the City of Hillsboro and the Mennonite Disaster Service, the facility will provide a home for up to 18 students to isolate.
“The COVID pandemic has altered life as we know it in ways that we never imagined. Living together in community to fulfill our mission will bring new challenges and levels of commitment and sacrifice,” President Jules Glanzer said. “Valuing, respecting, honoring and helping each other will be required as we enter into the 2020-21 academic year.”