Resources for faculty and researchers during COVID-19

General information

Guidelines for the University's flexible work approach:
Office of Human Resources "Work. With Flexibility" website

University's COVID-19 Restriction Exception information for units who wish to keep restrictions in place:
COVID-19 Restriction Exception process

All staff and faculty who can work from home should to continue to do so through at least Aug. 2, 2021:
Office of Human Resources Working Remotely webpage 

Employees who have returned or still may need to return to their University work spaces to complete their work, should follow University guidance:
University’s Return to Work Sunrise Plan

Masks no longer required in most settings for those who are vaccinated:
Face coverings information webpage

Information regarding the University's plan for the COVID-19 vaccine:
University vaccination information and planning

Updated guidance on face coverings, vaccinations, and other guidelines:
President Gabel's May 14 email about the updated CDC guidance

Information about the University's COVID-19 Saliva Testing Program:
MTest webpage

Information for faculty and staff with caregiving responsibilities:
Information on childcare resources, tenure clock extension, and more

The University’s restriction on University-purpose international travel has been lifted:
COVID-19 Updates for Travelers 

University updates

University of Minnesota COVID-19 updates:
Safe Campus website

Parking & Transportation updates: 
COVID-19 FAQ Page

Research resources

Guidance about University of Minnesota research activities during COVID-19:
Office of the Vice President for Research COVID-19 Guidance for the Research Community

More resources for the U of M research community:
Research resources during the COVID-19 pandemic

Ordering protective products and cleaning supplies:
U Market

Best practices for cleaning work spaces:
University Health and Safety COVID-19 Guidance (PDF)

Funding to research related to COVID-19:
Office of the Vice President for Research COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants

Online library services and resources to help with research during the campus closure:
University Libraries

Teaching resources

Resources and real-time help for remote teaching:
UMN Keep Teaching

Personalized support for remote teaching:
Center for Educational Innovation

Online library services and resources to help with alternative instruction:
University Libraries

Information on how you can make your online teaching more accessible for those with disabilities:
Keep Teaching Accessibility

Updates on a variety of academic-related issues from the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost:
COVID-19 Academic Planning FAQ

What instructors need to know regarding accessibility, accommodation, and the Disability Resource Center during COVID-19:
Disability Resource Center

Undergraduate education policy updates and other resources:
Office of Undergraduate Education website

Graduate education updates and resources:
Graduate School

Guidance for community-based and other field-based experiences:
Office for Public Engagement

Supervisors toolkit

Information and resources for reporting and managing COVID-19 cases for employees:

Technology Help

Personalized technology help with Canvas from the Office of Information Technology:
Academic Technology Support Services

Download and log in to Zoom:
Zoom@UMN

Zoom auto-transcription: 
Zoom: Manage Automatic Live Transcription

Zoom self-help guides:
Teach, Meet, and Learn with Zoom

Zoom security tips:
Zoom quick guide

UMN and CSE-branded Zoom backgrounds:
Zoom virtual backgrounds

Diversity and inclusivity

Virtual resources and trainings:
Office of Equity and Diversity Resources

Community of diversity advocates:
CSE Diversity and Inclusivity Alliance

Working from home

Services and technologies for working at home:
Office of Information Technology Working and Learning Off Campus 

Information for supervisors about working remotely:
Office of Human Resources Working Remotely

Human resources

Information regarding Promotion and Tenure, Awards, and Annual Reviews:
Faculty and Academic Affairs

Workplace guidance for COVID-19 including leaves and benefits:
Office of Human Resources

Get involved

Faculty, staff, and students helping university COVID-19 response: 
University COVID Action Network (U-CAN)

Health and wellness

UMN RecWell COVID-19 updates and frequently asked questions:
Recreation and Wellness website

Physical, mental and financial health resources:
Office of Human Resources Virtual Care

On-campus clinics:
Boynton Health COVID-19 updates

Wellbeing resources:

If it’s necessary for you to be on campus, get an escort from the Safe Walk Program by calling 612-624-9255 (WALK). Learn more on the UMN Safe Campus website

News and events

University COVID-19 news: 
University stories, insights, expertise

Virtual events at the university: 
Events Calendar - University of Minnesota

Virtual events for the CSE Community:
CSE Events Calendar

Report racial bias and discrimination

Disease does not discriminate. Racial discrimination and stereotyping is not tolerated at the U of M. If you experience or witness harassment or discrimination related to the COVID-19 outbreak, report it to the Bias Response & Referral Network.


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