Sep 1, 2020

Dordt Remains at Yellow Alert Level

24 active cases of students who are COVID-19 positive.

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As of Monday, August 31, Dordt University reports that there are 24 active cases of students who have tested positive for Covid-19. These students are in isolation provided by Dordt or have returned home to isolate.

Dordt will continue to operate at a yellow alert level, which includes restricted class sizes, heightened precautions for residence hall living, and restricted attendance to campus events. For the month of September, we will not allow outside entities to rent Dordt's campus buildings for indoor events. Students and employees are encouraged to continue to wear masks indoors, practice social distancing, and complete their daily symptom checks.

For more information on alert levels, please visit Covid-19 Updates.

“Please keep our students in your prayers,” says Dr. Erik Hoekstra, president of Dordt University. “We are thankful for the work of Student Health and Counseling, Dordt Dining Services, Student Services, faculty, students, and many others on Dordt’s campus for their incredible willingness and ability to pivot and persevere. Our roadmap to reopening is working, and we are adjusting course as we go, based on the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Iowa Department of Public Health, and other experts.”

As an institution of higher education committed to the Reformed Christian perspective, Dordt University equips students, faculty, alumni, and the broader community to work toward Christ-centered renewal in all aspects of contemporary life. For four years in a row, Dordt has been named number one in the nation for student engagement by The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education. Located in Sioux Center, Iowa, Dordt is a comprehensive university named to the best college lists by U.S. News and World Report,, Washington Monthly, and Princeton Review.

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