Coronavirus Information

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July 7, 2020: Information for employees on temporary policies for pandemic response

June 3, 2020: Linfield's president announces reopening for in-person classes this fall


Additional applications for Student Emergency Grants resulting from COVID-19 impacts have been suspended. We are currently prioritizing and processing our existing backlog of applicants. Approved applicants will be notified during the first week of June 2020. If you have special circumstances, please contact Financial Aid ( to discuss alternative aid programs that may be available. If additional funding for Student Emergency Grants becomes available through legislative or other sources, this program may be resumed.

This page will be updated as new information becomes available. As of May 27, 2020, Linfield has approved grants to approximately 500 students totaling almost $640,000.

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Additional coronavirus information for the Linfield community

Recommendation for homemade masks when around people on campus: In accordance with current CDC recommendations, Linfield is recommending that our faculty, staff and students wear a homemade or non-medical grade mask any time that you are likely to interact with other people on campus. This does not include while alone in your office or while outside (unless the outside activity requires being in close proximity to other people). There are options for making these masks on the CDC website or on other websites.

We know how difficult this moment is in our history. However, we are a resilient and caring campus. We deeply appreciate the work of so many faculty, staff and students who are rising to the challenge to keep our community safe and healthy, and our students on the path to success.

This is a rapidly changing situation and we will bring the Linfield community updates on a regular basis as more information comes to us.

We have a team of administrators, staff and faculty form both the Portland and McMinnville campuses who have been working together since the outbreak in China became known.

  • This team has been creating signage and messaging on ways to prevent the spread of infections, as well as increasing the numbers of hand sanitizer stations and disinfectant spray and paper towels available to use in classrooms, meeting rooms, residence halls and the dining hall.
  • The cleaning crew has increased the frequency of disinfecting high touch areas such as doorknobs and handles, hand railing, elevator buttons and hard surfaces.
  • Residence Life staff are reviewing infection control materials with students, stocking “flu kits” and checking in with students who are ill. 
  • We are in frequent contact with Yamhill Public Health officials, as well as the Oregon Health Authority. 
  • We are connected with our colleagues at other colleges and universities and are sharing with and learning from them as we all navigate this situation.