Emergency Preparedness: COVID-19

Campus Safety Updates

Bring Huskies Home - Wash Your Hands | Wear a Mask | Social Distance

Campus Safety Status 5/24

Dear Campus Community,

We hope you are enjoying the start of the summer! The Bring Huskies Home team would like to update everyone on the recent changes to some important campus safety conditions and requirements. We appreciate your patience as we review guidelines and determine safety protocols for our campus community.  

Wearing Masks

Masking will not be required for those who are fully vaccinated while on campus, with the exception of posted facilities such as the Medical Clinic effective May 28. The definition of fully vaccinated is two weeks following the second Pfizer or Moderna dose or two weeks after the single Johnson & Johnson dose.   

We know that wearing masks is an effective way to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19 and therefore it is strongly encouraged that those who are not fully vaccinated wear a mask indoors. The Governor’s Order, the CDC, and other public health experts continue to highlight the associated risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19, and we ask our campus community to continue to do their part to protect the pack.   

While the mandate has ended, anyone who chooses to wear a mask should be supported for their decision to mask up. There are many reasons for an individual to choose to wear a mask.  Masks are likely to be a part of our routine for some time as we manage the stages of the pandemic and make choices to protect ourselves and others against the virus and contagions like the flu or common cold.  

Space Capacity Limits and Physical Distancing  

Space capacity limits and physical distancing requirements will remain in effect until May 28 based on the Governor’s recent announcements and MDH guidelines. This will include residence halls, recreation facilities, classrooms, meeting rooms, research laboratories and all other spaces. We will provide an update to the campus community on changing capacity and physical distancing requirements and ask that we all continue to be mindful of how to keep ourselves and others safe while on campus.

COVID-19 Dashboard  

The system office will require weekly reporting for the COVID-19 Dashboard into the summer. However, beginning with the reports due the week of May 31, St. Cloud State will not be required to report on On-campus Dedicated Isolation and Quarantine Capacity and Utilization. Please continue to monitor emails and the Bring Huskies Home website for updates on the status of the dashboard reporting requirements. 

The color-coding of campus safety/scenario levels is no longer required and has been removed from the Bring Huskies Home website. In addition to these edits, the Bring Huskies Home website is under revision with a focus on fall planning with updates on The Full Husky Experience, Fall 2021.  

Self Assessment Tool  

As of May 23, the Self-Assessment tool is no longer required for students, faculty, staff and visitors to access campus facilities. Signs will be in place with reminders to stay home when symptomatic or feeling ill.   

Town Halls Continue (Wednesday, June 2 at 1 p.m.) 

We will continue with hosting Town Halls this summer to keep our campus community updated on changing conditions and plans for the fall. A follow-up reminder and Zoom link will be shared for the next meeting scheduled at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 2. 

Campus Signs

This week we are transitioning campus to the new safety protocols with a refreshed set of signs and posters. Signs reflecting new safety protocols will be replacing current/outdated signs across campus as we move into the month of June.  

Please continue to take public health precautions to protect yourself and the pack. While the increasing vaccination rates and the slowing pace of COVID-19 infections in the region are promising, the pandemic continues. Please continue to be cautious and practice handwashing, physical distancing (as appropriate), and stay home if you are feeling ill. We strongly encourage all members of our campus community to get vaccinated as it is the best way to minimize the risk of contracting the virus.  
  
Thank you for all that you do to protect the pack and Go Huskies!

Bring Huskies Home Team

Dr. Dan Gregory
Dr. Kathryn Kloby
Dr. Brent Nielsen
Clare Rahm
Tressa Ries
Jenn Furan Super
Dr. Jason Woods
President Robbyn Wacker

 

 

[May 24, 2021]

Past Messages

Campus Safety Status 5/21

Campus Safety Status 2/26

Campus Safety Status 1/8

Campus Safety Status 11/20

11/18/2020 Campus Safety Status (Scenario 3)

11/13/2020 Thanksgiving Guidelines for Students

10/16/2020 Change in Campus Safety Color (Scenario 1 to Scenario 2)

9/19/2020 Campus Safety Update

9/11/2020 Dashboard Availability

8/20/2020 Safety and Contact Information

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