MnRI COVID-19 Resources

All public health alerts are available via the Safe Campus website.

Resources for Students

Major transitions can be confusing and sometimes overwhelming. To support your students, Boynton Health has created a cheat sheet for staying well and managing new routines.

  • Housing and Residential Life have updated policies regarding University housing, view the Housing Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates page.
  • For those struggling with food needs, the Nutritious U Food Pantry will remain open one day per week through most of the summer months, depending on demand from students. Any University of Minnesota student can request a bag of food for pick up at Coffman or for delivery to their residence through this form, also found on our website. Beginning May 13th, students can pick up their food at Coffman on Wednesdays between 3 and 6pm or they can request to have their bag of food delivered to their residence on Wednesday afternoons. 
  • University libraries are closed. Online library services are available to support alternative instruction. 

Resources for Faculty

Mental Health and Safety Resources

Now more than ever, Boynton Health is committed to taking care of you and the university community. The Boynton Health COVID-19 webpage will have up-to-date information, other Boynton pages may be outdated.

  • Telehealth counseling and psychiatric care are available through Boynton Health. First-time or returning patients can call 612-624-1444 for more information. The University crisis lines are available 24 hours a day by calling 612-301-4673 or texting "UMN" to 61222.
  • The Sandcreek EAP is the University of Minnesota's main resource for staff and faculty. For those needing support integrating their health needs with the work environment, the Disability Resource Center's Employee Services: UReturn offers support to any staff or faculty with any disability or medical condition requiring accommodations. Many health plans are providing mental health support through telemedicine; contact your insurance company to understand your benefits and find a provider.
  • De-stress is holding free, confidential Stress Check Ins for students through zoom. If students need support to utilize this resource, there are extended hours to meet students needs. Peer helpers are prepared to talk about routine stressors and the stressors of COVID-19 including the stress of uncertainty, grief, and other complicated emotions.
  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline is a reliable resource for individuals experiencing domestic violence during COVID-19. The University’s Aurora Center provides support for individuals impacted by sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking; they remain available to support you remotely during COVID-19.