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Student Guide – Appendices

APPENDIX 1: Student Infectious Disease Mitigation

  1. Purpose and scope of the Standards of Conduct 34, Violating College requirements or public health orders in place to reduce the risk of spreading infectious disease (further referred to as SC-34):
    1. The health and safety of members of the College community are the primary concerns of the College. To this end, Bethany has instituted expectations for students pertaining to the mitigation of the spread of infectious disease. The College added SC-34 which outlines prohibited conduct for students, to provide the structures necessary to maintain an in person academic experience, while mitigating the spread of infectious disease.
    2. The SC-34 provision applies to all Bethany students and their guests as defined by the College.
    3. The SC-34 provision is based on recommendations and requirements found in Public Health Orders issued from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Blue Earth County Public Health. They are also based on Bethany Lutheran College policies.
  2. Beyond the expectations found in SC-34, and to mitigate the risk of spread of infectious diseases, students are strongly encouraged to take personal responsibility for the health and safety of themselves and others by following these recommendations:
    1. Educating oneself about the infectious disease and following all CDC guidelines. Information about the COVID-19 pandemic can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
    2. Understanding the local, regional, and statewide recommendations. These can be found here:
      1. https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/
      2. https://www.blueearthcountymn.gov/1532/COVID-19
    3. Understanding the campus expectations. These can be found here: https://blc.edu/coronavirus/
    4. If contacted by an individual performing contact tracing, students are strongly urged to participate in a timely manner.
    5. Monitoring public health orders and College policies and ensure that one is informed of their requirements and recommendations as they are updated.
  3. Reasonable Accommodations to SC-34:
    1. If a student feels they may require an accommodation due to a disability in order to comply with all or parts of this policy, contact Disability Services: https://blc.edu/academics/resources/disability-services/. Disability Services will go through the normal accommodation process and provide a student with an accommodations letter if appropriate.
    2. If a student feels they may require an accommodation due to religion or creed in order to comply with all or parts of this policy, they should contact Human Resources: https://blc.edu/campus-life/campus-services/human-resources/.

APPENDIX 2: Minnesota Law Regarding Unlawful Assembly and Riots

609.705 UNLAWFUL ASSEMBLY

When three or more persons assemble, each participant is guilty of unlawful assembly, which is a misdemeanor, if the assembly is:

  1. with intent to commit any unlawful act by force; or
  2. with intent to carry out any purpose in such manner as will disturb or threaten the public peace; or
  3. without unlawful purpose, but the participants so conduct themselves in a disorderly manner as to disturb or threaten the public peace.

609.71 RIOT

Subdivision 1. Riot first degree.

  • When three or more persons assembled disturb the public peace by an intentional act or threat of unlawful force or violence to person or property and a death results, and one of the persons is armed with a dangerous weapon, that person is guilty of riot first degree and may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than 20 years or to payment of a fine of not more than $35,000, or both.

Subd. 2. Riot second degree.

  • When three or more persons assembled disturb the public peace by an intentional act or threat of unlawful force or violence to person or property, each participant who is armed with a dangerous weapon or knows that any other participant is armed with a dangerous weapon is guilty of riot second degree and may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than five years or to payment of a fine of not more than $10,000, or both.

Subd. 3. Riot third degree.

  • When three or more persons assembled disturb the public peace by an intentional act or threat of unlawful force or violence to person or property, each participant therein is guilty of riot third degree and may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than one year or to payment of a fine of not more than $1,000, or both.