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COVID-19 Response

We're excited to get back to doing more of what we love.

During the last year and a half, Bethel students and employees have supported, served, and cared well for one another—and it’s clearer than ever that our community is better together. While life still looks a little different, we're ready to do what we've always done at Bethel: prepare students to be ethical and engaged leaders who make a difference in their communities, their churches, and our world.

COVID-19 Illness and Exposure

If you are a Bethel community member and are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, have been exposed to COVID-19, or have tested positive for COVID-19, please review our Safety and Wellbeing protocols. You can also call our COVID-19 Hotline at 651.635.8500 to hear a recording with instructions related to test scheduling, positive test reporting, and close contact reporting. All other questions can be directed to covid-19@bethel.edu.

Bethel is not providing COVID-19 assistance over the summer. Please work with your healthcare provider.

Our Community Commitment

Bethel is committed to providing students and employees with a safe, vibrant, Christ-centered community in which to learn and grow. Because studying and working together is a privilege, we also ask that each member of our community continues to care well for one another during the pandemic.

Expectations for safety and wellbeing efforts will be clearly communicated, supported with policies and procedures, and reinforced with visual reminders on campus. By prioritizing the health of our neighbors, we'll demonstrate what it means to have a living faith and transform the world around us.  

Safety and Wellbeing

We have comprehensive plans and policies to support the safety and wellbeing of our community, including testing, isolation and quarantine capacity, and enhanced cleaning practices.

Community Life

Explore our community-centric vision for what residence life, Chapel, dining, and athletics will look like this fall.

Academic Excellence

Find out more about our plans for classroom learning, scheduling, and attendance.

Behind the Decisions

Our decision-making approach is grounded in the latest guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and informed by the work of colleges and universities nationwide. As we develop policies, protocols, and procedures, we take into account the unique needs, strengths, and culture of the Bethel community.

Sign Up for Bethel Alert

If we need to cancel any classes or events, we will notify the community via the Bethel Alert system. You can sign up to receive these notifications online


Questions about COVID-19 and Bethel's response plan should be directed to covid-19@bethel.edu