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September 23, 2020: MetroSafe Update

Posted Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | Announcements to Employees

COVID-19 campus exposure update

For the week of Sept. 16–22, Metropolitan State had no confirmed cases in any individuals who were physically present at any campus locations.

As a campus with many students and employees studying and working offsite, if a positive case does not trace to an exposure/contact on campus, the campus may not be notified. Data may not be comprehensive or in real-time due to testing and reporting delays and are subject to change. Individuals, particularly those that have been at one of our locations, are also encouraged to report any COVID-19 health updates through our reporting form.

COVID-19 Response page

Our COVID information on the website has a new look. We also have a link to the Minnesota State dashboard where you can find our updated information on the number of active cases at all Minnesota State colleges and universities.

We are tracking weekly the number of self-reported and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) confirmed COVID cases as part of an aggregate total, as well as cases where an individual was infectious while on campus. Check out the dashboard to see the weekly data.

Metropolitan State Zoom backgrounds

Looking for a clean, professional looking Zoom background for your video conferences? Metropolitan State has you covered. Metropolitan State background options can be found on the Marketing, Communications and Recruitment page on my.metro, ready to be set up. For instructions on how to install a background for your Zoom meetings, go to Zoom’s virtual background page, and follow the instructions there. Metropolitan State also has branded profile picture files for when you aren’t on camera. Follow Zoom’s customizing your profile instructions to change your picture.

We encourage you to continue safe practices as we move through the fall semester. If you are encountering challenges and need support we have resources available to help. Don’t hesitate to reach out.