Online Resources Continue Limiting Campus Activities
Now that Fall Semester is well underway, the number of students and employees on campus has declined. President’s Council members are no longer physically present on campus in a rotating schedule but continue to monitor needs and make adjustments. Select personnel are on campus as needed on a limited basis. Most services for Minneapolis College students and employees are available online.
Everyone who can conduct college business from home is encouraged to do so rather than being on campus.
Students are encouraged to check this website prior to going to campus to see if their need can be met remotely. The activities of students who are on campus are being monitored to determine what additional services or support can be provided remotely.
Minneapolis College uses the emergency notification system Star Alert to contact students and employees. Star Alert is used when information about the pandemic (or other urgent matters) needs to be disseminated immediately. When Star Alert calls are made, the incoming number appears as 612-341-7000. To heighten awareness about these incoming calls, please create a contact in your phone with that number using the name ‘Minneapolis College’ so future calls from this system are easily identified.
Due to the limited traffic on campus, Dunn Brothers and Tiffni Man are no longer providing food service. However, the Facilities Department has requested that vending machines be stocked regularly. The Campus Store also offers a wide variety of food and drink options.
A COVID-19 Self-Assessment tool is being used to help those who plan to be on campus self-screen for symptoms. Everyone who enters campus is required to complete the self-assessment before arriving. Minnesota Department of Health guidelines determine who should remain off campus and when they should return.
As a reminder, everyone on campus is required to:
- Maintain a 6-foot distance from others in elevators, classrooms, the Academic Success Center, meeting spaces, hallways, etc.
- Wear face coverings over both nose and mouth.
- Wash or disinfect hands before beginning a class or work shift.
All employees are required to complete the Minneapolis College – Return to Work online training module, regardless of whether they currently plan to be on campus. For additional information about this training, see this Minneapolis College Connect announcement.
For the most recent information about how the campus is managing its COVID-19 response, please visit the Fall 2020 webpage. The campus community is encouraged to remain vigilant by taking precautions to prevent the spread of the virus.