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COVID-19 Response

Together, we can help end this pandemic

The most important step to protect yourself, your loved ones, and our University of Minnesota community from the spread of COVID-19 is to Get the Vax. Currently, all Minnesotans aged 12+ are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

Get the Vax


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. All enrolled University of Minnesota students (whether taking courses in person or online) are now required to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or provide documentation for a medical or religious exemption. Students received an email with the link to the UMN Student COVID-19 Vaccination Form in their University email on Friday afternoon, August 27. To meet this requirement, please submit the form electronically by Friday, October 8, 2021.


The form includes students' UMN log in. It will ask for the date(s) of your COVID-19 vaccination along with the type of vaccination received. Documentation for medical or religious exemptions can also be uploaded within the form.


Additional information is available:

There is still time to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccines are free and highly effective. If you need to be vaccinated, contact SCMCPrairie RidgeHorizon Public Health, or Thrifty White for an appointment.

Testing in Morris


There are COVID-19 community testing sites statewideMail-in saliva testing is available to anyone living in Minnesota, and self-test kits are widely available at pharmacies. If a test is needed, students may call Stevens Community Medical Center (SCMC), either the main appointment line 320-589-7600 or the Urgent Care Respiratory Clinic number 320-589-7636, to schedule. Any student who is symptomatic or had an exposure to COVID-19 can go to the SCMC Urgent Care/Respiratory Clinic entrance, which is on the north side of the building next to the Emergency Department (not the main clinic entrance).




Masking up and physical distancing are proven ways to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Face coverings are required indoors in all campus buildings. Stay home when you’re sick, and wash your hands.


For information specifically concerning faculty and teaching, see the FAQ near the bottom of the Safe Campus COVID-19 prevention and wellbeing page.







At UMN Morris, safety is our top priority. University of Minnesota leaders have developed a flexible framework for in-person instruction – with options for robust remote learning – and with residence halls, dining facilities, and other campus services open in a manner consistent with public health guidelines.

Whether you’re on campus to live, study, teach or work, you’ll see many actions and initiatives in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19 on and around our campus. Together, we can help to keep our campus community safe and healthy.

This site includes information that is helpful for students, faculty, staff, and visitors to campus. We’ve outlined what you can expect on campus and steps to take to help protect yourself and others, what to do if you are showing symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19 as well as our testing and contact tracing protocols.

Learn more about the University of Minnesota COVID-19 response and the vaccination requirement for students, faculty, and staff.