Resources for the CSE community during COVID-19

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Top 5 things you need to know - updated 9/18/20


Fall 2020 plans: All courses originally scheduled to be in-person or blended can now resume as planned. The University is currently in Step One of the Maroon and Gold Sunrise Plan, aimed at mitigating the spread of COVID-19. Additionally, the plan details what undergraduate students living in residence halls should expect when moving in and living on campus. Visit the Return to Campus website.


Sunrise Plan for returning to work: All employees who can work from home should continue doing so until the end of this calendar year (Dec. 31, 2020). Employees who have returned or still may need to return to their University work spaces to complete their work, should follow guidance in the University’s Sunrise Plan.


Face covering requirement: All University students, faculty, staff, and visitors (including contractors, service providers, vendors, and suppliers) are required to use a face covering at all times when in any enclosed or indoor space on University campuses and properties. Review President Gabel's message. An executive order by Gov. Tim Walz also requires people in Minnesota to wear a face covering in all indoor businesses and public indoor spaces, unless alone. Read more about state mask requirements.


COVID-19 testing protocols:  The University of Minnesota has established testing and contact tracing protocols, called MTest, to reduce the spread of COVID-19 on our campuses. Learn more about MTest.


Stay safe order: Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz issued a “Stay Safe” order for the State of Minnesota that encourages all Minnesotans, including the University community, to stay home, wear cloth face coverings (masks), and avoid gatherings of more than 10 people. 

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As College of Science and Engineering students, faculty and staff are all doing their part to combat and cope with COVID-19. Read stories about specific research, innovation, and teaching on the CSE News and Features page.

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The University of Minnesota is closely monitoring the emerging public health concern involving the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Check for the most up-to-date information on the Safe Campus website.