Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

dragons-care-plan.jpgDragons Care: Keeping Campus Safe

MSUM continues to work closely with the Minnesota State system office to monitor the impact of COVID-19 and take steps necessary to protect the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff as well as campus visitors. Please submit your questions to

  • If You Feel Ill
    If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recommends:
      1. Stay at home until after:
        • 3 days (72 hours) from when fever has subsided without the use of fever reducing-medication and an improvement in symptoms like cough or shortness of breath, AND
        • 7 days have passed from onset of symptoms
      2. Use the CDC website on how to Care For Yourself at Home with COVID-19.
      3. If your household contacts were exposed to you while you had symptoms, they should try to stay home as much as possible for 14 days.
        • They should closely monitor their health, and if symptoms occur, they must isolate themselves. Read more for guidance on MDH COVID-19 Basics.
  • Student COVID-19 Reporting Form
    MSUM would like students to self-report about COVID-19 if they have tested positive, been in contact with someone who has, or need to care for someone who has, so that we can help provide you with resources and support.
  • Safeguard Against COVID-19 and Other Viruses
    Viruses don't discriminate and neither should we. Please be respectful of all members of our campus community. No actions or language should be directed against anyone based on race, ethnicity, or religion based on the origins of COVID-19. Help prevent the spread of the virus:
      • Practice respiratory (coughing and sneezing) etiquette
      • Wash your hands
      • Stay at home when you’re sick
      • Wear a mask when social distancing is not possible
      • Use the CDC website for How to Minimize Spread.
  • The Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act contains provisions for higher education institutions and students to provide relief from the public health and economic impacts of COVID-19.
  • The Student Emergency Assistance Fund provides emergency funding to students facing unexpected circumstances related to COVID-19 or other unforeseen circumstances.
  • Additional information, resources and support
  • CDC Travel Health Notices
    • Minnesota State has suspended international travel and continues to re-evaluate out-of-state travel suspension on a weekly basis.