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Our UMN community is safer because we do our part. Get vaccinated and boosted. Wear a mask. Get tested.

COVID-19 Response

Together, we can help end this pandemic

Over the course of the pandemic, we have driven forward and continued the necessary steps to promote the health, safety, and wellbeing of each other and our broader community. The most important steps you can take to protect yourself and others are to get vaccinated, boosted (as soon as you are eligible), and tested, wear a mask, wash your hands, and stay home when you are feeling unwell.

Get the Vax


All University of Minnesota faculty, staff, student workers, adjuncts, professionals in training, residents, and fellows, are required to submit proof of vaccination or submit a religious or medical exemption. Students (not employed by the University) must submit their vaccine information or submit a religious or medical exemption.


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 statewide.


If a test is needed, students may call Stevens Community Medical Center (SCMC), 320-589-7636, to schedule. Any student who is symptomatic or had an exposure to COVID-19 may 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). Testing is located next to the Urgent and Respiratory Care Clinic, but not inside. Look for the large red sandwich sign. Call or text 320-349-0166 and wait for directions from a staff member. SCMC testing is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–12 p.m.


MDH saliva testing is available at the Humanities Fine Arts building, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome.


Being vaccinated and boosted, wearing a mask indoors, washing your hands, staying home if you are sick, and getting tested can all help reduce the spread of COVID-19.


Update to Face Mask Requirement

Beginning March 21, face masks are required in all classroom and instructional spaces, healthcare spaces, as well as on transit as required by federal guidelines. Face masks will no longer be required in other University buildings or venues.

Learn about prevention efforts.





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.