To protect the health and safety of students and other members of our campus community by preventing the transmission of COVID-19, all St. Cloud State University (SCSU) students living in university residence halls, participating in athletics, and/or participating in selected university activities must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Students who are not vaccinated or do not wish to attest to their vaccination must undergo mandatory COVID-19 testing.
Students are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination status or participate in testing for COVID-19. SCSU has used other records to verify whether students may have met these attestation or testing requirements through other means, including student worker employment records, athletics participation lists, and immunization records that are available to universities for verification. If you fall into one of these categories but did not receive a notification, that is because SCSU has verified that you have already met the attestation or testing requirements through checking these other records. Students will only have to complete the COVID19 Attestation process once.
Students must complete the COVID-19 Attestation available on eServices. Students will select their attestation option by selecting one of the following statements and then completing the relevant next steps:
No, students will only need to complete the COVID-19 Attestation process one time. Non-compliance will be addressed by each respective area.
Upload your results in eServices, stay home and call the SCSU Medical Clinic at 320-308-3193 for individual guidance. Do not go to the Medical Clinic in person. Separate/isolate yourself from people and animals. Per the MDH guidelines, stay away from others until you feel better, it has been at least 10 days since you felt sick, and you have not had a fever for 24 hours.
The FDA has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the use of the: Moderna COVID-19 vaccine Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine.
The current listing can be found on the WHO website.
According to the CDC, In general, people are considered fully vaccinated:
Proof of vaccination will be:
No, students who provide proof that they are fully vaccinated are exempt from the testing procedure.
You can contact the St. Cloud State Medical Clinic at 320-308-3193 or the vaccine is available through most medical providers and at several pharmacies in the area. MDH’s Where to Get Vaccinated will assist with locating a vaccine provider in your area as well as vaccine clinics serving uninsured and underinsured adults.
Yes, students who become fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may complete a new attestation form, present proof of full vaccination status, and will be removed from the testing requirement.
Students who are required to participate in weekly COVID-19 testing must test every three (3) days based on the first letter of your last name. Results must be uploaded to COVID-19 Test Submission on eServices within 24 hours of receiving your results. (See the Testing Schedule document for dates).
Students who live on campus or in the St. Cloud area should test at the Husky Hub, located near the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center*. These tests are available free of charge.
Students who are not able to test at the Husky Hub on campus can choose from one of the testing providers listed on the Minnesota Department of Health "Find Testing Locations" website. If you choose to take a test at a provider off-campus, you may be charged by that provider. Only tests provided by a provider listed on the MDH "Find Testing Locations" website will be accepted. At-home tests are not acceptable for compliance.
(Testing reimbursement for tests at non-SCSU testing provider sites will not be paid due to free testing options on campus and in the community.)
Not at this time. The Minnesota State policy remains that if a campus is in a county categorized as having Substantial or High transmission by the CDC, face coverings are required for all faculty, staff, students and visitors.
If a student remains on campus during break periods, they must continue to remain compliant with the policy.
COVID vaccinations are not mandated. Students have the opportunity to choose between attesting to being vaccinated or participating in COVID testing. Students subject to these guidelines can choose not be vaccinated or not share their vaccination status. In those cases, students subject to these guidelines must undergo regular resting. There is no religious or conscientious objection exemption form associated with the COVID-19 testing process. Testing will be the alternative option to attesting to being fully vaccinated.
No, residence hall contract release requests will not be granted to students who wish not to attest to being fully vaccinated or testing.
The attestation information will be treated as private educational records under applicable law. Information regarding whether a student has shown proof of full vaccination and whether the student must submit to mandatory COVID-19 testing will be provided to campus staff with a business need to know and others authorized by the law.
COVID-19 vaccination status may be shared with campus staff with a business need to know and others authorized by law. Testing information may be shared with the designating testing laboratory, the designated vendor, the Minnesota Department of Health, local public health, members of the campus staff with a business need to know and others authorized by the law.
Students who are not compliant with the policy will be referred to the Office of Community Standards.
Residential students, contact the Department of Residential Life at 320.308.2116
College of Education and Learning Design students, contact the CELD Deans office at 320.308.3023
School of Health and Human Services students, contact the SHHS Deans office at 320.308.4894
College of Liberal Arts students, contact the COLA Deans office at 320.308.3093
Student Athletes, contact the Athletic office at 320.308.3102
This information is subject to change in response to the evolving conditions of COVID-19.