Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advisory

Last updated January 2022 regarding mask mandate update.

In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, MBU is taking precautionary measures to ensure the safety of our students, faculty and staff. MBU’s fall semester will continue with in-person classes. We look forward to seeing you soon!

MBU personnel are working in person on campus.

Beginning Jan. 10, 2022, MBU students, employees, and visitors will be required to wear face coverings in indoor spaces except for private living and work areas. This policy will be reevaluated Jan. 31 based on local Covid 19 conditions. 

Weekly chapel will be held virtually through January 27, 2022 with an anticipated return to in-person chapel on February 3, 2022. Students may participate in chapel via MBU’s YouTube Channel or through the iAttended App.  

Students should continue to monitor this web page. Additional questions can be directed to Covid19response@mobap.edu. Responses will be made within 60 minutes of receipt either by phone or email from 8 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

A documented list of all communications to the MBU Community regarding COVID-19 is accessible below.

Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQs About COVID-19

How can I protect myself?

How can I protect myself?

There is currently 3 vaccine options to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Additionally, you can prevent illness by avoiding exposure 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.
  • 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.
  • For information about handwashing, see CDC’s Handwashing website
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others, even if you are not sick.
  • Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
  • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.

What are the symptoms?

Current symptoms reported for patients with COVID-19 have included mild to severe respiratory illness with fever1, cough, and difficulty breathing. Read about COVID-19 Symptoms.

What should I do if I feel sick?

Call your healthcare professional if you feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, or if you live in or have recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19.

Your healthcare professional will work with your state’s public health department and CDC to determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19.

Students & Parents


Will there be classes on campus?

In-person courses will continue on all MBU campuses for Fall 2021.

Are the offices open?

MBU personnel have safely returned to campus following the CDC guidelines for social distancing. MBU is taking safety precautions and providing faculty and staff with masks. Departments that can safely and effectively work from home will be encouraged to do so.

View the online directory here.

Will my professor respond?

If you are trying to communicate with your professor and have not heard back within a reasonable time frame, we can help. Please send the following information to: provost@mobap.edu. Include your name, course number and course name. We will reach out to your professor.

What if I need the TOEFL?

MBU is now accepting the English3 Proficiency Test for applicants from countries in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. For more information and to see if you are eligible, please contact international@mobap.edu.


Are athletic events cancelled?

In conjunction with the American Midwest Conference (AMC), all MBU athletic activities–including practices, travel and competitions–related to the spring 2020 season have been cancelled. This includes both AMC and non-AMC affiliated programs which include cheer & dance, women’s beach volleyball, football, men’s lacrosse, women’s lacrosse, men’s volleyball & women’s wrestling.

What about my eligibility?

In an effort to provide relief, no spring sport student-athlete will be charged a season of competition. Any spring sport student-athlete who was enrolled full-time in 2020 will be awarded two additional semester terms of attendance or the equivalent.

The NAIA is continuing to address outstanding questions related to these unprecedented changes and will share new information as it becomes available.

Financial Aid

What about my financial aid & CARES funds?

Please visit this page for financial aid updates and resources related to financial aid questions.

For information regarding CARES funding, please visit this page.


What about my Excel courses?

Please visit this page for updates and resources related to Excel.

Faculty & Staff

Where are online teaching tools?

Resources regarding online instruction and Canvas can be found here: https://www.mobap.edu/online/mbuonline/online-learning-faculty/