Updated system guidance for masking on campuses
With the recent changes in the CDC masking guidelines and guidance from the MinnState System Office, the following changes will take effect at MSUM:
No Masks Required Effective Friday, March 4
Masking will no longer be required on campus or indoor public settings effective Friday, March 4. Campus healthcare and clinical settings (SLHS Clinic, Counseling Services, Athletic Training and the Community Outreach Center) will remain subject to indoor masking requirements until healthcare or clinical setting guidance changes.
Students, faculty, staff and visitors are welcome to wear masks if they choose, and we encourage our campus community to be respectful of others’ personal decisions.
Student Proof of Vaccination & Testing Discontinues Monday, March 14
Student proof of vaccination or testing for students in residence halls or other student groups will discontinue effective Monday, March 14. Some students who may remain subject to the attestation & testing procedure:
- Student employees under the MMB employee policy #1446,
- Student athletes subject to NCAA or other testing related to athletic programs,
- Students required to be vaccinated/tested by external organizations that serve as a clinical or internship site.
Employee Attestation & Testing Remains in Effect Until Further Notice
MMB Policy #1446 (employee and student employee attestation & testing) is under review, with updates expected in the coming weeks.
Out-of-state Travel Returns to Existing Campus Process
Approval of university-sponsored domestic travel requests by students, faculty, or staff will revert to the existing campus process.
International Travel and Education Abroad Programs
- Campus presidents can continue to approve international travel for employees to countries under a level 1 or level 2 travel advisory from the US Department of State.
- Travel to level 3 or level 4 countries will continue to require prior approval from the campus president, prior to obtaining further approval from the System Office.
International Student Travel on or after May 1
- For international student travel commencing on or after May 1, campus presidents have the authority to review and approve travel to destinations listed at a level 1 or level 2 travel advisory from the US Department of State.
- For destinations at a level 3 countries or above will require approval from the campus president, prior to obtaining further approval from the System Office.