We're excited to welcome all Huskies back to campus for the start of the Spring 2022 semester! As we start the semester, we want to remind students of the safety measures we have in place to help keep campus safe in light of the continuing challenge of COVID-19. We have the tools to help protect our pack from the coronavirus, and we're asking everyone on campus to do their part to help keep Huskies safe.
We strongly encourage students who are returning to campus to get tested for COVID-19 prior to coming to campus. This will help us to ensure that we can take the appropriate measures to assist students who may have COVID-19 and may not be aware of it, and to protect everyone on campus in the event that a returning student may have a case of the virus.
For those students who can't get a COVID test prior to returning to campus, we ask that they test as soon as possible after their return. Stay connected via your Huskynet e-mail to learn more about walk-in testing events and vaccination clinics. There are multiple options for testing in the community. Minnesota residents can also order an at-home COVID test (hyperlink: COVID-19 Testing - Minnesota Dept. of Health (state.mn.us).
We are also taking several measures to ensure a safe campus community:
It's important to remember that while Omicron is a concern, we are in a very different and safer place than we were even a year ago with the COVID outbreak and variants. We have a masking mandate, vaccines are widely available, cleaning protocols are in place, and we are continuing to actively monitor the rates of transmission, with regular consultations with the Minnesota Department of Health. We are ready to pivot with additional mitigation measures should it become necessary. Our goal at St. Cloud State University is to protect the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff as students work to meet their educational goals. With your help to protect the Husky pack, we can reach that goal together.