Top 4 Things to Remember

All campus visitors will check in at Domokos Hall. We are excited to see you!

Masks are not required, but we will respect those who choose to wear them.

Visitors will not be permitted to stay in the dorms or eat in Benson Hall for the fall semester.

Plans will be adjusted as the situation requires; watch for those on the faith.edu website and our Facebook page @faithbaptistbiblecollege.

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SEMESTER AT A GLANCE


These changes apply to the college only, unless otherwise noted. The seminary academic schedule will remain unchanged.

Event

Date

New Student Registration

August 18

Returning Student Registration

August 21

Orientation Week

August 19-22

Commencement Services*

August 22

College Classes Begin

August 24

Seminary Classes Begin*

August 26

Classes held on Labor Day

September 7

Classes held Friday of Missions Conference

October 30

Thanksgiving Concert*

November 13-14

Classes held Wednesday of Thanksgiving Break

November 25

Last Day of On-Campus Instruction

November 25

Thanksgiving Break

November 25-29

Finals Week Online

November 30-December 4

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CAMPUS PROTECTION PROCEDURES


Masks

We will respect those who choose to wear a face mask, but it is not required on campus. If close contact is necessary, students, employees, and visitors are encouraged, but not required to, wear a face mask. Close contact is interaction within less than six feet of someone else for more than 15 minutes.

Hygiene

Please regularly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds!

Signs will be posted across campus on how to stop the spread of illness, reminding us of proper handwashing procedures and other everyday protective measures.

Social Distancing

Six feet of social distancing will be established in all shared spaces including classrooms and chapel.

For all events six feet of social distancing must be ensured between groups and individuals.

Protective Measures

Increased cleaning and disinfecting will occur in all common areas and high touch surface areas including doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, and desks/tables. Hand sanitizer will be available at the main entrances of all buildings and in all classrooms.

Plexiglass barriers have been installed in various locations around campus, including the Patten Hall Library, Bookstore, receptionist desks, and Benson Hall.

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CAMPUS VISITOR POLICIES


Consistent with Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance, students, employees, and visitors should stay home and not interact with others if they are ill. We will follow the IDPH flowchart for evaluating sick individuals on campus.

Arrival Procedure

All campus visitors will go to Domokos Hall to complete the health screening, have their temperature taken, and sanitize their hands. They will receive a badge upon arriving on campus to help others know that they have checked in and completed the necessary check-in process.

Health Screening
By visiting campus, individuals are agreeing that you and anyone in your party:

  • has not had a persistent, dry cough.
  • has not had a headache.
  • has not been diagnosed with or had contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  • do not have a NEW loss of taste or smell.
  • will take each person’s temperature before arriving to verify the absence of a fever (in excess of 99.9º. Screening will also be available on site).

Upon arrival, each individual or group will give a verbal confirmation that they are feeling well (see list above). If a temperature hasn’t been taken ahead of time, screening will be available on site. An individual has a temperature if above 99.9º.

If an individual cannot confirm that they are free from COVID-19 symptoms (see list above), they will be graciously asked to leave campus.

#campusclear App
Everyone (students, faculty, staff, and visitors) are encouraged to use the daily self-screening app.
Online Check-In Link

Guidelines

Visitors may visit classes and chapel but will be asked to sit in the back and to limit exposure to students, faculty, and staff. Only on-campus students will be permitted to stay in the dorms or eat in Benson Hall for the fall semester.

Any visitor who begins to show signs of Covid-19 or other infectious diseases will be asked to leave campus immediately.

Events

The following procedures will be in place for all large events.

Upon arrival, each individual or group will be give a verbal confirmation that they are feeling well (see list in Arrival Procedure section). If a temperature hasn’t been taken ahead of time, screening will be available on site. If an individual cannot confirm that they are free from Covid-19 symptoms, they will be asked to leave campus.

A quality livestream for select events will be available for those unable to attend in person.

Athletic Events

For indoor athletic events, rows of bleachers will be marked off as “closed” to allow for six feet of distance up and down the stands. Within the open rows, individuals and “family groups” will be instructed to leave a minimum of four seat spaces between themselves and the next group.

For outdoor athletic events, minimal bleacher seating will be available based on social distancing protocol. It will be strongly recommended that fans bring their own seating or blankets to spread out around the field in socially distanced groups. Social distancing (6’) is required of all individual and family groups.

By attending an athletic event on campus, individuals are agreeing that you and anyone in your party:

  • has not had a persistent, dry cough.
  • has not had a headache.
  • has not been diagnosed with or had contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • has a NEW loss of taste or smell.
  • will take each person’s temperature before arriving to verify the absence of a fever (in excess of 99.9º).

If an individual cannot confirm that they are free from COVID-19 symptoms (see list above), they will be graciously asked to leave campus.

A quality livestream for all games will be available for those unable to attend in person.