October 8 MetroSafe Update

Posted Friday, October 9, 2020 | Announcements to Employees

Dear Colleagues,

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 below:

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.

Telework agreement update

Telework agreements are being updated with employees. Please refer to President Arthur’s email from Sept. 30 for detailed information on updating the telework agreements. Supervisors will be working with their teleworking employees to renew or complete a new Telework Schedule and Acknowledgement Form. The deadline for completing updated telework agreements is Oct. 30.

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.