COVID-19 Fall 2022 Plan

Welcome Dragons!  We are excited to start a new year and want to remind you of our COVID-19 plans and response for this year. The Emergency Management Team (EMT) monitors the pandemic and regularly communicates with state and local public health officials.  MSUM has transitioned from an organizational mitigation effort to a personal mitigation practice.   

Reporting COVID-19 Cases:  Students and employees are not required to report COVID-19 infections or complete a COVID-19 Reporting Form.   

Living:  Students living on campus who have tested positive for COVID-19 may isolate in their residence hall rooms, regardless of if they have a roommate. Students are encouraged to communicate and coordinate with their roommate, family or friends to meet their appropriate isolation needs.   

  • See the CDC website to learn how to protect yourself and others.   
  • Students needing on-campus isolation housing should contact the Dean of Students Office via Ask for Help.   
  • Students may place a Kise pick-up order by going to Kise To Go Meals 

Learning:  Fall classes will continue as planned with no changes expected to future delivery modes. Students should work with their faculty on COVID-related absences and follow the Student Absence Policy. The policy indicates that long-term (more than 1-2 days) absences from class due to medical/personal situations must be approved by the Dean of Students Office. Contact the Dean of Students Office via Ask for Help.   

Working:  Employees and student employees working on campus should report an absence due to illness, including COVID, to their supervisor and follow appropriate sick leave or telework protocols.   

Gathering:  There are no restrictions for on-campus events or gatherings. MSUM is excited to host more in-person events!   

Masking:  MSUM does not require masking on campus and encourages everyone to follow CDC guidelines related to masking. Anyone is welcome to wear a mask, and the Dragon family supports all who choose to do so.  

Athletics:  Student athletes should follow procedures from the Athletics Department.   

The following guidance will help you decide how to protect yourself and others from COVID.  

  • Have COVID questions? Visit the CDC website for protection, exposure and testing protocols.   
  • Students assistance?  Contact the Dean of Students Office via Ask for Help

Please continue to follow general COVID mitigation efforts and protect yourself, especially if you are at high risk due to health or related conditions.  MSUM continues communicating with Minnesota Department of Health and local public health officials and monitors community transmission levels.  We will communicate any required changes as they become available.