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August 5, 2020: Metro Safe update

Posted Wednesday, August 5, 2020 | Announcements to Students

Metropolitan State's continuing work to provide safe working and learning environments for the fall is progressing. The planning team is sharing some updates below with the campus community. This communication is part of a weekly update with information related to COVID-19 that our team will preparing for you this fall to keep us all #MetroSafe.

  • Face coverings are required to be worn on campus and in classrooms. We will continue to emphasize this point, as we follow both state and municipal guidelines in the interests of the health and well-being of our community. Wearing is Caring.
  • All access to Saint Paul Campus facilities will be through staffed access locations, where final screening prior to admittance will take place. The list of designated entrance points to campus buildings on the Saint Paul Campus is as follows:
    • Founders Hall main entrance
    • Student Center entrance toward the parking ramp
    • Library and Learning Center main entrance
  • An online health screening tool app created by Minnesota State is in testing and integration on all Minnesota State institutions, and is scheduled for release next week. This self-assessment health screening tool will be used to check your health before coming onto campus. All students, faculty, staff, and visitors will need to self-assess each day you visit campus. More details will be available next week.
  • The Saint Paul Campus parking ramp will reopen on Aug. 17. A grace period will be in place from Aug. 24–Sept. 6 for Metro State students. This allows students time to get issued student ID cards for the semester. Students needing an ID card can obtain one by mail or in person at the Library and Learning Center. Parking enforcement will be effective Monday, Sept. 7. At that time all employees will need to display a hang tag if parking in the Seventh Street lot at St. John's Hall and the library rear lot parking at the Saint Paul campus, as well as lots at Midway, Hennepin Technical College (LECJEC), and the Maplewood Dental Clinic. MEC staff paying through Minneapolis will receive a hang tag from Minneapolis College.
  • Following physical distancing practices and frequent hand washing or use of hand sanitizer remain the best practices you can follow to keep safe.
  • Some people are at higher risk if they are exposed to the COVID-19 virus. Older adults and people with underlying health conditions have been identified as part of the group that are at a higher risk The Center for Disease Control has more information on these conditions and taking extra precautions.
  • Continue checking the website for ongoing updates and information on the campus COVID-19 plans.