Institutes of Higher Education (IHE): COVID-19 - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Institutes of Higher Education (IHE): COVID-19

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To be on campus safely
Planning for fall
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Cleaning and disinfecting
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Minnesota needs a strong higher education sector that supports students and communities in returning to on-campus instruction at colleges and universities. This must be balanced with a need for everyone to take steps to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to minimize infecting people at high risk of getting very sick.

To be on campus safely, students should consider:

  • Staying at home for 14 days before coming to campus. Before coming back to campus, plan to stay at home and interact only with the people you live with for at least 14 days. If you have been exposed to COVID-19 and don't know it, this will help ensure you don't spread it when you return to campus.

  • Taking safety precautions when gathering. Limit gatherings to small groups, and gather outdoors whenever possible. Stay 6 feet away from anyone you do not live with, and wear a mask, especially if social distancing is difficult.

  • Avoiding high-risk situations. Avoid crowded bars, events, parties, or other situations that would put you at risk of contracting COVID-19.

  • Following school guidelines on masking and social distancing. Learn school-specific rules related to wearing your mask and social distancing. Minnesota colleges and universities are following and tailoring state guidance to the college setting to support social distancing and masking, which helps slow the spread of COVID-19.

Planning for fall

Safety and well-being

Cleaning and disinfecting

Additional resources

Updated Tuesday, 22-Sep-2020 12:02:29 CDT