Emergency Preparedness: COVID-19

COVID-19/Coronavirus

St. Cloud State University, in coordination with state and local health departments, is closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19, a new respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus that is affecting people in countries around the world, including the United States.

The University is taking the necessary steps to protect the health and safety of the St. Cloud State campus community and will continue to update campus on this informational webpage and campus emails as necessary. Campus services are available with most services being delivered remotely. Please visit the service’s website for details about how best to access services.

This page is intended to provide information about COVID-19 as it relates directly to St. Cloud State University. This is a rapidly evolving situation. For the most up-to-date information, check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health.

 

Bring Huskies Home

 

 

Returning from Travel: Update

Information for faculty, staff and students regarding new travel information

HEALTH AND SAFETY

The COVID-19 outbreak represents a host of challenges. St. Cloud State will continue to focus on the health and well-being of our students, faculty and staff.  We want to welcome and be supportive to all as we enter into the remainder of this academic term and ‘new normal’ conditions.

For all faculty staff and students who are considering travel or returning from travel the guidelines are updated daily at: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Travel Information

Messaging for all students, faculty and staff who have traveled during the past 14 days should:

  • Self-report your recent travel
  • Stay home for 14 days from the time you return from travel, monitor your health and practice social distancing. Avoid contact with others.
  • Take your temperature with a thermometer two times a day and monitor for fever. Also watch for cough or trouble breathing. If you get sick with fever (100.4°F/38°C or higher), cough, or have trouble breathing, seek medical advice.
  • Keep your distance from others (about 6 feet or 2 meters).
  • Call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room.
  • Tell your doctor about your recent travel and your symptoms.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Soap and water should be used if hands are visibly dirty.

If you have questions regarding exposure as a result of travel, Minnesota Department of Health asks you to call 651-201-5414 or 877-676-5414 for guidance.

STUDENTS

Students living at home who have traveled, remain at home for the 14-day period and contact Student Life and Development at sld@stcloudstate.edu. Someone from the Student Life and Development Staff will notify faculty of your absence.

*If you have a job, you are still responsible for contacting them if you are unable to work. This includes both on-campus and off-campus positions.  

Students considered living on campus who have traveled, should contact Student Life and Development at sld@stcloudstate.edu. If you are able to return home during the self-quarantine period, you should do so.  If returning home represents a hardship, please indicate this in your email to us.  We will work with you on an individual basis to develop a plan for you moving forward.  Someone from the Student Life and Development will notify faculty of your absence.

*If you have a job, you are still responsible for contacting them if you are unable to work. This includes both on-campus and off-campus positions. 

Students living off campus who have traveled, should contact Student Life and Development at sld@stcloudstate.edu.  You should try to find a place to remain for a 14-day period. If you are unable to find a place to remain for a 14-day period or doing so represents a hardship, please indicate this in your email to us.  We will work with you on an individual basis to develop a plan for you moving forward.  Someone from the Student Life and Development will notify faculty of your absence.

*If you have a job, you are still responsible for contacting them if you are unable to work. This includes both on-campus and off-campus positions.

Instructions for returning from travel

Review the information and guidelines from the CDC for persons returning from travel.

 

Minnesota State Updates

For messages from Minnesota State Chancellor Devinder Malhotra, visit the Minnesota State Coronavirus/COVID-19 information site.

Minnesota State messages

 

Campus Updates About COVID-19

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