Dear PLU Faculty and Staff,

I am so proud of PLU. In the spring, we faced a health threat unlike any other in our lifetime. We acted quickly, and together our community worked to slow the spread of the virus and look after each other.

As we return to campus, we will not be the same. And we will act with prudence to bring the lessons we learned from Spring 2020 forward to continue to protect our community in new seasons.

How? By maintaining effective containment strategies; by activating and enhancing our personal efforts to sanitize and keep our spaces clean; by wearing our masks and face coverings everyday; by readying our highly trafficked areas, and ensuring they have supplies and protocols in place; and by developing new strategies as we learn more over time.

All of us have a responsibility to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 by following medical advice and taking the simple, practical steps recommended by health authorities. This pandemic drives home the essential interconnectedness of our human family and our Lute community.

We will get through this, together.

Teri Phillips

Chief Operating Officer
COVID-19 Site Supervisor for PLU