COVID-19 Information

MTSO’s Ongoing Response to the Novel Coronavirus

Mask requirement, effective Aug. 10, 2021

Beginning Aug. 10, masks are required for all indoor campus activities until further notice. This requirement has been implemented despite the fact all on-campus members of the MTSO community are vaccinated. In light of the renewed spread of COVID-19, we have begun wearing masks again to avoid transmitting the virus to those who are unable or unwilling to get the vaccine.

Plans for Fall Semester

Looking ahead to fall, it appears we will be able to move toward the campus experience we cherish at MTSO, including in-person classes. We will also continue to offer access to all classes and events to remote participants. We learned a lot in the early months of last semester, and we will be employing a revised and improved version of our MTSO Campus Extend (hyflex) approach.

All are invited to attend chapel services in person or via Zoom. Archived video of chapel sermons is on the chapel web page.

Healthy Together protocols revised May 26, 2021

To ensure that each of us clearly understands our individual responsibility as a member of the MTSO community, the Administrative Council approved revised Healthy Together COVID-19 protocols in May 2021.

Students’ protocol is here. Employees’ protocol is here. Campus residents’ protocol is here.


The MTSO mailroom will have limited hours, from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Also, mail will not be distributed to offices or other parts of campus. If you have ordered things to be delivered to campus, you will need to pick them up when the mailroom is open.

Ongoing communication

As conditions evolve, we will continue to evaluate our situation and pursue the best options for fulfilling our educational mission. It is vital that members of the MTSO community monitor their email accounts for updates. We also will post updated information on this web page.