COVID-19 Information

Where Can I Get a Vaccine?

The Minnesota Covid-19 Vaccine Connector can help you find a vaccination site near you.

Updated Masking Guidance

On Tuesday, July 27, the CDC updated their interim public health recommendations for fully vaccinated people in response to increases in COVID-19 cases as a result of the Delta variant, and they continue to recommend face coverings for those not vaccinated. The change in approach for vaccinated people resulted from preliminary evidence suggesting that “fully vaccinated people who do become infected with the Delta variant can spread the virus to others.” That new guidance recommends that fully vaccinated individuals:

  • Wear a mask in public indoor settings if they are in an area of substantial or high transmission. Fully vaccinated people might choose to mask regardless of the level of transmission, particularly if they or someone in their household is immunocompromised or at increased risk for severe disease, or if someone in their household is unvaccinated. People who are at increased risk for severe disease include older adults and those who have certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, overweight or obesity, and heart conditions.
  • Get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Get tested 3-5 days following a known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 and wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days after exposure or until a negative test result.
  • Isolate if they have tested positive for COVID-19 in the prior 10 days or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

Stay safe and thanks for being a resilient bunch!

Resources

For technical support related to StarID, D2L, Kaltura, Zoom, Office 365, or other inquiries, visit https://asanewsletter.org/academic-continuity-students/ for instructional guides, how-to videos, and more.

To support Minnesota State faculty and staff with their academic continuity planning, the system office has alternate technologies available at no additional cost (D2L Brightspace, Kaltura MediaSpace, Zoom, Office 365).

For quick start guides, or to schedule drop-in sessions or one-on-one sessions, visit https://asanewsletter.org/academic-continuity/.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, these guidelines and answers to frequently asked questions are being provided to our Minnesota State college and universities, secondary partners, and high school students participating in postsecondary enrollment options (PSEO) and concurrent enrollment programs.

Additional Information

Contact your Minnesota State P20 and College Readiness team with questions or concerns:

Find the information you need for a successful job search. Learn who is hiring now. Search for jobs by location. Connect to employers and jobs with virtual events. Locate support services to help you while you search for a job.  Visit COVID-19 Job Search Resources.

Also, if your employment has been impacted by the pandemic, explore our short-term training options that can help you make a career change. Visit MinnState.edu/SkillUp.

 

FAQs

 

Can a college or university conduct in-person classes and activities?

The Minnesota Department of Health continues to update its guidance for higher education, including recommendations for mitigating the spread of COVID-19 and for responding to cases and outbreaks at colleges and universities .

System Office Contact: Nate Hallanger, nathan.hallanger@minnstate.edu, 651-201-1473

Where can I find guidance on non-academic functions and activities like our wellness or fitness center, health clinic, or food court? 

In planning for and operating non-academic campus functions and activities, refer to MDH's Guidance for Businesses and Employers.

System Office Contact: Brian Yolitz, brian.yolitz@minnstate.edu, 651-201-1777 

What can students, faculty and staff do to protect themselves and each other?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has the following guiance on how to protect yourself and others:

What should I do if I am sick and diagnosed with COVID-19 or suspect I am infected with the virus that causes COVID-19?

The CDC has steps you can take to prevent the spread of COVD-19 and what do When You Are Sick.

Where Can I Get A Vaccine?
The Minnesota Covid-19 Vaccine Connector can help you find a vaccination site near you.

Additional Information:

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