Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

Updates and Information for the Southwestern Seminary Community


COVID-19 Taskforce releases protocols for fall 2021 semester

COVID19 Task Force Update, March 4, 2021

July 17: Virtual Discussion with Adam W. Greenway: Campus Life in 2020

July 17: COVID-19 Response FAQ

June 26: COVID-19 Update

May 29: Seminary presidents Greenway and Dew discuss leading in and beyond COVID-19

April 30: Student Emergency Assistance Fund supports Southwesterners affected by COVID-19

April 29: Center for Church Revitalization to provide ‘virtual interim preaching and music’ for churches in need

April 29: Southwestern Seminary announces plans to resume on-campus instruction in fall

April 2: Campus clinic announces ‘Telemedicine Visits’ availability

March 20: Southwestern Seminary cancels all spring semester events, including commencement exercises

March 12: Southwestern Seminary Coronavirus Response Update

February 28: Statement from Dr. Adam W. Greenway Regarding Southwestern Seminary Response to Coronavirus

May 10: Greenway provides COVID-19 update

Public Health Information

Campus Resources

Additional Off-Campus Resources

The seminary is working to serve and assist students in need by connecting them with ministries and resources that are best equipped to meet needs. Please consider these options.

  • Mission Arlington
    • Operating Hours: We are here to provide emergency assistance between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays. These are our normal operating hours, unchanged from before the virus‘ entrance into our community.
    • Social Distancing: We have created a “drive thru” for people who are receiving food. This limits the amount of people in the building and the physical interaction between people, and it allows you to receive what you need from the privacy of your own vehicle. We are also delivering food and supplies to people who call in and are requesting assistance if at all possible.
  • Tarrant County Food Bank
    • Find Food: Be sure to call ahead to confirm pantry hours. That is the best way to ensure the pantry is open when you plan to visit.
      This is resources is provided by the Tarrant County Food Bank and subject to changes. Please call ahead or check their website for any updates.
    • Food Pantry Ministries

What You Should Know About COVID-19

  • Call your doctor: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider immediately.
  • Stay home except to get medical care.
  • Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home.
  • Call ahead before visiting your doctor.
  • Wear a facemask if you are sick.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes.
  • Clean your hands often.
  • Avoid sharing personal household items.
  • Clean all “high-touch” surfaces everyday.
  • Monitor your symptoms.
  • Discontinuing home isolation:
    • Stay at home until instructed to leave: Patients with confirmed COVID-19 should remain under home isolation precautions until the risk of secondary transmission to others is thought to be low.
    • Talk to your healthcare provider: The decision to discontinue home isolation precautions should be made on a case-by-case basis, in consultation with healthcare providers and state and local health departments.
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask:
    • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19
    • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility)
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty