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COVID-19 Updates

Latest Updates: March 12, 2021

  • Free COVID-19 testing is available at the Morris Armory. There are additional COVID-19 community testing sites statewide. Mail-in saliva testing is available to anyone living in Minnesota. And Morris students, faculty, and staff may take advantage of the MTest clinic on the Twin Cities campus

  • The University of Minnesota is currently preparing a phased approach for access to the vaccine for students, faculty, and staff that follows guidelines developed at the federal and state level.

  • The restriction on all international travel for University business by students, faculty, and staff has been extended to April 30. 2021. However, faculty, staff, and graduate students may apply for an exception to the restriction. Domestic travel by staff or faculty using personal or fleet services vehicles continues to be allowed, but faculty and staff domestic air travel for University purposes is discouraged unless absolutely necessary.

  • Cougar Athletics began competitions on Saturday, January 30. No spectators will be allowed at games. Cougar Sports Network carries a live stream of all home men's and women's basketball games for each contest this year. Learn more

  • In anticipation of commencement-specific guidance for higher education institutions from the State of Minnesota, the UMN Morris Commencement team is working to develop a plan in accordance with guidance from UMN and MDH. 

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