COVID-19 Information


COVID-19 Update

Our commitment remains focused on safeguarding the health, safety, and welfare of our faculty, staff, and students and enabling students to continue progress toward their educational goals through quality, accessible education and services.

As we have done since the onset of the pandemic, our guidance is based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), and other federal and state level entities engaged in public health policy.

In general, the CDC and MDH recommends a transition to individual COVID-19 response and mitigation.

We look to students, faculty, and staff to stay up to date on vaccinations, including COVID-19; stay home when sick or not feeling well; get tested for COVID-19 based on symptoms and recommendations from healthcare providers; exercise sound hygiene by washing hands often, covering the mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing; and wear a mask or face covering when directed or as desired.

Check with your college or university on how they have implemented this guidance. Find campus COVID-19 websites below.


"Minnesota State remains committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all stakeholders throughout the response to COVID-19. We recognize that the diversity of our student body and employees is one of our greatest strengths. While fear, concern, and anxiety are normal reactions to this public health challenge, we cannot let such feelings cloud our judgment, or lead us to target, stigmatize or discriminate against any individual or group. We must be aware that certain employee and student populations, especially those of Asian-descent, may experience xenophobia, racism or be treated differently on our campuses or in the surrounding community because of fears related to the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Stigma, bias and misinformation hurt all of us, create mistrust and shift attention away from the critical effort to prevent and contain COVID-19. There is no excuse for xenophobia or discrimination and it will not be tolerated on our campuses." To read our official statement in its entirety, please click: Minnesota State COVID-19 Statement.

Minnesota State is committed to maintaining an environment that prioritizes dignity and respect free from discrimination and is supportive of all members of our community affected by this global health crisis. Bias, discrimination, and harassment are against our values and violate Minnesota State policies. For more information, please visit the Board Policy.

For more information, please visit the Office of Equity and Inclusion.

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Subject to revision. Check back often for updates.