Central College COVID-19 Leadership

COVID-19 Campus Protocol Task Force

This task force includes members from the fields of medicine and epidemiology, in addition to members of Central’s faculty and staff. This group advises the college how to reopen and run the campus as safely as possible. It also provides guidance on keeping the Central family safe should anyone become ill. This task force relies upon recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and federal, state and local medical information.

  • Nadine Argo ’91, Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Central College
  • Kim Dorn, Director of Public Health, Marion County Iowa
  • Ellie Du Pré, Professor of Biology, Central College
  • Janine Fontana, Director of Purchasing and Facility Services, Central College
  • Tom Johnson, Vice President for Finance and Administration/Treasurer, Central College
  • Lezlie Morris, Chief of Clinical Services, Pella Regional Health Center
  • Jeff Oliver ’79, Trustee and COO, Pathology Associates Ltd.; Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Creighton University School of Medicine – Phoenix Campus
  • Charlie Strey, Dean of Students and Central Emergency Management, Central College
  • Mary E.M. Strey, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty (Task Force Chair), Central College
  • Carol Williamson, Vice President for Student Development, Central College

COVID-19 Athletics Protocol Task Force

This task force includes members from the fields of medicine, athletic training and sports medicine. This group provides recommendations on best practices for dealing with the pandemic specific to athletics in consultation with the NCAA and the American Rivers Conference.

  • Martha Errthum, Team Physician, Red Rock Healthcare
  • Brad Floy, University of Iowa Men’s Basketball Athletic Trainer
  • Kyle Johnson ’02, Strength and Conditioning Coordinator, Fitness Center Director and Lecturer of Exercise Science, Central College
  • Frank Neu ’91, Head Athletic Trainer and Clinical Instructor of Exercise Science, Central College
  • Stacey Neu ’92, Family Practice Physician, UnityPoint Health and Faculty, University of Iowa Family Practice Residency at Iowa Lutheran Hospital, Des Moines
  • Steve Perkins ’01, Trustee and Physician, Mayo Clinic Health System Family Medicine Clinic, Waukon, Iowa
  • Joe Rosauer ’12, Athletic Trainer, Arizona Diamondbacks
  • John Roslien, Athletic Trainer and Associate Professor of Exercise Science, Central College
  • Eric Van Kley, Director of Athletics and Head Wrestling Coach (Task Force Chair), Central College
  • Chris Viesselman, Program Director, Athletic Training, Grand View University


Central College Healthy Signage Protocol Tool Kit

The following print-only materials have been developed to support healthy signage needs for classrooms, common areas and office areas. All materials are editable and may be printed on a standard office printer.

Note for Windows Users
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COVID-19 Definitions


Being within close contact (6 feet) for at least 15+ minutes cumulative within a 24-hour period with or without a mask OR physically touching/kissing someone who has tested positive. Self-quarantine recommended/required.


The time between exposure and when the virus can be detected by a test or symptoms begin to appear is between three and 14 days. Self-quarantine recommended/required.


  • Serious Symptoms — Seek medical attention immediately
    • Trouble breathing
    • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
    • New confusion
    • Inability to wake or stay awake
    • Bluish lips or face
  • Common Symptoms
    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
  • In All Cases — Self-quarantine or isolation required.


Scientific method by which virus is detected in the body during incubation period. Nasal swab is most reliable.


Someone who has been exposed with no symptoms or awaiting test results secludes from others for a period of 14 days from date of exposure. While the CDC has offered 2 additional quarantine options, Central College will continue to utilize the CDC’s recommended 14-day quarantine timeframe.


Someone who has been exposed and tested positive OR shows COVID-19 symptoms secludes from others for a period of 10 days from positive test date.


Athletics Pledges and Forms