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Important Covid-19 update from Midwestern Seminary May 14, 2021
  1. In accordance with Mayor Lucas’s announcement last night, we are lifting all Covid-19 guidelines effective noon today, Friday, May 14. At noon, we will be free to gather indoors and outdoors without masks or distancing requirements. We may also return to our pre-Covid work locations and practices. In other words, we can resume our day-to-day functions on campus in a pre-Covid manner.
  2. All employees may get vaccinated during the workday while on the clock. As you know, Covid-19 vaccine options are now widely available. Though we do not have a vaccine requirement, we do want to help facilitate vaccination for employees who desire to be vaccinated. Please make sure and coordinate with your supervisor accordingly.
  3. Mask wearing will now be optional for employees and students. We encourage you to continue to review CDC guidance—including personal hygiene practices, travel advisements, and mask wearing in select circumstances—we, institutionally, are adjusting as KCMO has now adjusted. Thus, as of noon today, if you desire to continue to wear a mask, you are free to do so, but they will no longer be institutionally mandated.
  4. Lastly, I want to express a strong word of appreciation to each one of you. Dr. John Mark Yeats has done a stellar job leading our Covid-19 response efforts. Though the past year has been trying, the seminary community has responded with flexibility, patience, resolve, and happy compliance. Thank you for your effort and attitude in this regard.

If circumstances change in the future due to a Covid-19 resurgence, mutation, or some other unrelated outbreak, we will review and adjust accordingly.

For more information, you can review the updated Mask and Quarantine Policies online.


 
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Important Covid-19 update from Midwestern Seminary May 14, 2021 In accordance with Mayor Lucas’s announcement last night, we are lifting all Covid-19 guidelines effective noon today, Friday, May 14. At noon, we will be free to gather indoors and outdoors without masks or distancing requirements. We may also return to our pre-Covid work locations and practices. In other words, we can resume our day-to-day functions… Read more...
Midwestern CARES Act and CRRSAA Funds Update April 10, 2021 Last May 2020, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary received $500,000 in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economy Security Act (CARES Act) funding with $233,499 designated to provide grants to eligible enrolled students experiencing educational disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The remaining $233,498 was defined as the Institutional portion, and $33,003 was allocated as the Fund… Read more...
Midwestern Seminary and CARES Act Funds January 10, 2021 In May 2020, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary became a recipient of the CARES Act. In accordance with the details of the grant, the institution plans to award no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide emergency financial aid grants to students. The institution received $233,499… Read more...
On-Campus Classes to Meet via Zoom following Thanksgiving Break October 9, 2020 To err on the side of caution and wisdom, the administration has determined that all Midwestern Seminary and Spurgeon College on-campus classes will move 100% to Zoom following the Thanksgiving break for the remainder of the Fall Term (Nov 30 – Dec 11) for remaining class lectures and exams. Moving to Zoom should be a seamless… Read more...
Covid-19 Quarantine Policy and Guidance August 18, 2020 In order to love our neighbor and limit the spread of Covid-19 on the campus of MBTS and Spurgeon College as well as to meet the instructions of civil authorities, the following policy will be in place until further notice is given: If an unvaccinated student or employee has had direct contact with a person… Read more...
Covid-19 Mask Policy and Guidance August 18, 2020 On 14 May, 2021, Kansas City rescinded the Covid-19 Emergency Order for our city. This releases our campus community from any Covid restrictions. The action is based upon the 13 May CDC guidance that states individuals who have been vaccinated no longer need to wear a mask. What does this mean for our community? You… Read more...
CARES Act funds May 11, 2020 The Department of Education (ED) and the U.S. Congress have created the CARES Act, which allows for students who have incurred expenses due to campus disruption caused by COVID-19 to be eligible for a grant. ED has required educational institutions to follow many restrictions when disbursing funds. Thus, a limited amount of MBTS students will… Read more...
Midwestern Campus Frequently Asked Questions March 13, 2020 Are you still offering in person classes? All fall semester classes are being offered on campus, online or through a hybrid modality we call Residential Plus. Classrooms have been redesigned to allow for appropriate social distancing. Per CDC guidance, masks are worn in all MBTS buildings to help slow the spread of the disease.  … Read more...
MBTS Campus Update – Coronavirus March 12, 2020 I write to you again in context of the Coronavirus pandemic to bring words of direction and update. To call the circumstances surrounding the Coronavirus highly fluid is still inadequate to accurately reflect how dramatically things are changing. By the minute, organizations and institutions are making changes in light of the following: the spread of… Read more...
Official statement regarding Coronavirus from President Jason K. Allen March 11, 2020 I write today to bring you a brief word of update on the Coronavirus, or, COVID-19, to inform you of current institutional policies and plans, and to encourage us forward together as we continue to monitor and respond to this evolving health challenge. First, at this point all campus activities, including seminars and classes, are… Read more...

 

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