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COVID-19 Updates

Latest Updates: March 11, 2022

On March 11, President Gabel sent a message regarding face mask requirements. Read the March 11 message.

  • January 14, 2022: President Gabel sent a message regarding a new vaccination policy for University events. Read the message.
  • January 12, 2022: President Gabel sent a message regarding updated isolation and quarantine guidance including making more masks and tests available. Read the message.
  • November 23, 2021: Message from Vice President for Human Resources Ken Horstman regarding the requirement to provide proof of vaccination or exemption. All University of Minnesota faculty, staff, and student workers must fill out “Report a Vaccination or Exemption”  in the My Info tab in MyU by 11:59 p.m. December 3, 2021. Please note that this step is required even if you have previously completed the University’s vaccine attestation form for employees or the vaccination form for students. The form requires you submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Alternatively, you may submit documentation requesting a religious or medical exemption.
  • October 4, 2021: Jakub Tolar, MD, PhD, Dean of the Medical School and Vice President for Clinical Affairs updated the University community with this information: Informed as always by science and the guidance of federal, state, and the University’s public health and medical experts, we are updating the resources and guidance for individuals who test positive for COVID-19 on our campuses. This shift is to aid individuals who test positive in identifying and notifying contacts quickly, which will also complement efforts by public health officials around patient interviews and contact tracing. These decisions also reflect our increased understanding of how and where COVID-19 is transmitted and the important role that vaccines play in mitigating transmission opportunities. The Minnesota Department of Health’s (MDH) COVIDAwareMN app is a useful tool available for receiving information from and providing information to close contacts about positive cases of COVID-19. More information about the October 4 update is available here.


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