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COVID-19 Response

The University recommends following all public health guidance and recommended practices, including staying up-to-date on vaccinations, staying home when ill, and taking other precautions such as washing hands thoroughly. View more information about vaccinations, testing, and masking on the pages within.

Get the Vax


University of Minnesota faculty, staff, adjuncts, professionals in training, residents, and fellows are required to submit proof of vaccination or submit a religious or medical exemption. Students must also submit proof of vaccination or submit a religious or medical exemption unless they are both 1) not employed by the University and 2) enrolled in a fully online program or an offsite program.


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


If a test is needed, students may call Stevens Community Medical Center (SCMC), 320-589-7636, to schedule. SCMC offers testing to symptomatic and asymptomatic adults and children. Call to schedule an appointment and 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). Call or text 320-349-0166 and wait for directions from a staff member. SCMC testing is available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.


Prairie Ridge Hospital and Health Services Morris Clinic offers testing to symptomatic adults and children. Testing is available Monday through Friday 8 a.m. until noon. Call 320-589-4008 to arrange a test. You will be tested outside the clinic.


Find other COVID-19 testing locations in Minnesota.


May 2022 Update to Face Mask Requirement

Face masks are currently required only in posted healthcare spaces, spaces that require Personal Protective Equipment because of environmental or hazardous material risks, and in isolation spaces. Face masks are no longer required in other University buildings or venues.


Learn about masking requirements.




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