In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Luther College will deliver coursework remotely for the Spring 2020 semester. Please consult our recent communication for complete details.
This situation continues to evolve and we will provide updates to the community as needed.
COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) virus, and we are learning more about it every day. There is currently no vaccine to protect against COVID-19. At this point, the best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus that causes it. Stopping transmission (spread) of the virus through everyday practices is the best way to keep people healthy.
Visit the CDC website to learn how the virus spreads, its symptoms, prevention and treatment, what to do if you think you're sick, and other related information.
Learn about Luther’s approach to learning and commitment to community during the global pandemic.
Call ahead to a healthcare professional if you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or if you live in or have recently traveled to an area with ongoing spread. You can use the CDC's Coronavirus Self-Checker to help you make decisions about seeking appropriate medical care.
Tell your healthcare professional about your recent travel or contact. Your healthcare professional will work with your state’s public health department and CDC to determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19.