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Letter to Our Neighbors, July 2020

July 31, 2020

  • Manor House from Reflecting Pool
Dear Neighbors,

We hope you are all doing well during these difficult times. It’s certainly been an interesting and challenging time at the College.

We want you all to know that the College will shortly put up signs indicating that College grounds are closed to visitors. The signs are likely to go up next week.

Only students, faculty, staff, and persons with official College business will be permitted on College grounds.

We take this action with a heavy heart, but feel it is necessary in order to comply with public health directives from the State of Oregon. Governor Kate Brown’s Executive Order 20-28, establishing requirements and limitations on colleges and universities reopening in the fall, and the associated standards adopted by the Oregon Health Authority, direct that all colleges in Oregon shall:

“Allow campus spaces and buildings to be open only for official college or university business. Campus spaces and buildings should not be open to the general public.”

These measures are meant to slow the spread of the pandemic and to protect our students and other community members from unnecessary exposures.

One of the best characteristics of our campus is its connection to the neighborhood and the presence of neighbors and families on our grounds. We look forward to the day when we can again welcome our neighbors and the public back to campus.


David Reese
VP, General Counsel, and Chief of Staff

Rev. Mark Duntley
Dean of Spiritual Life
Liaison, Collinsview Neighborhood Association