Emergency Preparedness: COVID-19

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Residential Hall Restrictions


Effective 11:59 P.M. Friday November 20 – 11:59 P.M.  Friday, December 18

Unfortunately, COVID-19 numbers continue to increase in Minnesota and in Stearns County where we are currently located. In compliance with Executive Order 20-99 by Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, under guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and in conjunction with our ongoing efforts to Protect the Pack:

  • Outside guests are no longer allowed to visit residence hall students in the living areas of the residence communities.
    • Outside guests are people who do not currently live in one of the University’s Residence Communities.
    • The living areas of the residence communities are the spaces that require card/key access for entry.
  • Outside guests may be in entrance/common areas of residence community such as building lobbies and reception areas.
  • Residence hall students may not bring outside guests past card/key access points and into living areas.
  • Outside guests found in violation of this restriction will be asked to leave.

Exceptions for Move-Out Assistance: 

  • Students are allowed a maximum of two guests who meet the following criteria for exception:
    • Students who are planning to leave for Thanksgiving break and remain home until the start of spring semester.
    • Students with an approved housing agreement cancellation.
  • Students needing move-out assistance who meet these criteria do not need to request an exception; helpers who are carrying belongings will not be asked to leave. 

Like so many of you, I am sad that the Covid infection rate is so great that these measures are required.  It is my sincere hope that infection rates will decrease and that these restrictions may be lifted soon.  I wish to thank all of you who are making efforts to protect the pack by wearing your face covering, washing hands, maintaining physical distancing and taking the daily symptom check. I am especially thankful for our Community Advisors, Desk Assistants, Custodians and Hall Directors who are working daily implementing policies and procedures designed to keep us safer while also helping us feel connected and engaged.

Let's continue to take care of each other during these difficult times. Checkout the Hey, You Okay website for tips on how to stay connected while physical distancing: https://www.stcloudstate.edu/healthwellness/initiatives/hey-you-ok.aspx