Resources for the CSE community during COVID-19

In these unsettling and changing times, we're here for you!

Top 5 things you need to know - updated 1/25/21


Limits on gatherings: Minnesota Governor Tim Walz's executive order limits indoor social gatherings to a maximum of 10 people with no more than two households. Outdoor social gatherings be limited to a maximum of 15 people with no more than three households. Read more about the Governor's executive order.


Employee Emergency Paid Leave: Starting Jan. 1, full- and part-time employees will again have access to up to two weeks of University Emergency Paid Leave. Unused emergency leave from 2020 will not carry forward. Full-time employees will have 80 hours of University Emergency Paid Leave time available January 1, and those working part time will receive paid leave hours proportionate to the time they work. See more information about employee emergency paid leave.


University travel: The restriction on all international travel for University business by students, faculty, and staff has been extended to March 31, 2021. However, faculty, staff, and graduate students may apply for an exception to the travel restriction.


Work from home: All employees who can work from home should continue doing so through at least June 30, 2021.


University Sunrise Plan: Twin Cities faculty, staff, postdoctoral students, and graduate assistants should follow the unit-level process to request to return to their worksite. This includes a new form to make the request. Visit the Sunrise Plan web page for more information. Download a guide for department in-person, on-campus events (PDF).

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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.