Morningside College is closely monitoring the emerging public health concern involving the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). This page was last updated on Tuesday, March 31 at 11:27 a.m.

Fast Facts

  • Morningside has placed its classes online for the remainder of Spring Semester 2020.
  • Residence halls will close at noon on April 8, 2020. Students should refer to an email they received on March 25 for details and instructions.
  • Online graduate and bachelor's completion coursework will proceed as scheduled.
  • Both the undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremonies have been postponed to August 8, 2020, at the Orpheum in Sioux City. Details will be sent by email in the coming weeks.
  • The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has canceled the 2020 spring sports season. Details can be found here. Esports is also canceled. 
  • There are no identified cases of COVID-19 at Morningside College. Woodbury County has four known active cases.
  • Morningside is closely following the guidelines and recommendations from the U.S. Department of State and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Morningside is also maintaining close communication with the Iowa Department of Public Health and Siouxland District Health.
  • The latest information related to travel advisories, guidelines and restrictions can be found at the U.S. Department of State website.
  • Information about prevention, symptoms, treatment, and more related to COVID-19 can be found at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • If you have traveled abroad to an area affected by COVID-19 or have had close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, please call your health care professional for guidance. You should NOT go directly to a health care facility. Your provider will provide you with directions and information to help ensure your safety, as well as that of others.