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Updated Plan for COVID-19 Mitigation at Benedictine College
ATCHISON, KAN. – Benedictine College and the Atchison County Health Department have announced a joint agreement for enhanced COVID-19 mitigation efforts at Benedictine College. The plan, dubbed “Atchison and Benedictine: Stronger Together,” addresses on-campus learning, off-campus students, and athletics. It will be in effect from Sept. 5 until Sept. 18. The entire document is available online on the college website.
Provisions of the agreement include:
This avoids a quarantine order restricting students to their dorm rooms and allows for the continuation of in-person classes for these students.
These steps are in addition to the Raven Safety Plan and the updated mitigation protocols already in place at the college.
On Sept. 4, Benedictine College reported 23 active COVID-19 cases on campus, 0.9% of the campus population. The active cases and new positive cases have been trending downward for the past week.
Founded in 1858, Benedictine College is a Catholic, Benedictine, residential, liberal arts college located on the bluffs above the Missouri River in Atchison, Kansas. The school is proud to have been named in the Top 10 in the Midwest of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report, the best private college in Kansas by The Wall Street Journal, and one of the top Catholic colleges in the nation by First Things magazine and the Newman Guide. It prides itself on outstanding academics, extraordinary faith life, strong athletic programs, and an exceptional sense of community and belonging. It has a mission to educate men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.
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