October 8 MetroSafe Update

Posted Friday, October 9, 2020 | Announcements to Students

Dear Students,

COVID-19 campus exposure update

For the week of Sept. 30–Oct. 6, Metropolitan State has reported four COVID-19 cases among individuals associated with our campus. Of these individuals, zero were infectious while on campus. The data reported to the Minnesota State dashboard is shown in the following tables:

STUDENTS

Number Case/ Total Reports: 10

Negative: 4

Unknown/ Unconfirmed: 2

Positive (Reported to System Dashboard): 4

Contagious while on campus: 0

Not Contagious or Not on Campus: 4

Recovered (Isolation has ended): 2

EMPLOYEES

Number Case/ Total Reports: 0

Negative: 0

Unknown/ Unconfirmed: 0

Positive (Reported to System Dashboard): 0

Contagious while on campus: 0

Not Contagious or Not on Campus: 0

Recovered (Isolation has ended): 0

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. As part of the Minnesota State system and in conjunction with the Minnesota Department of Health, Metropolitan State posts a link to the Minnesota State COVID-19 dashboard on the website.

Study room use

Individual study rooms in the library, student center, and science building are limited to use by one person to provide physical distancing in the room. Please do not allow multiple persons to use the individual study rooms. You can remove your face covering when using the individual study rooms. Students that do not follow these rules will be notified of a violation and information reported to the Dean of Students. We need your help to maintain a safe environment for all on campus.

Face coverings

Face Coverings are required to be worn (over the nose and mouth) in all common areas on campus and when you are in close contact (within 6 feet of another person).

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.