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October 29, 2020: MetroSafe Update

Posted Monday, November 30, 2020 | Announcements to Students

COVID-19 campus exposure update

For the week of Oct. 21–27, Metropolitan State has reported 6 COVID-19 cases to the Minnesota State dashboard among individuals associated with our campus. Of these individuals, 0 were infectious while on campus. The data reported is shown in the following tables:

STUDENTS—Week of 10/21/2020 - 10/27/2020 / Total from 08/24/2020 - 10/27/2020

Case Number/ Total Reports—8 / 74

Negative—1 / 28

Unknown/ Unconfirmed—1 / 3

Positive (Reported to System Dashboard)—6 / 43

Contagious while on campus—0 / 5

Not Contagious or Not on Campus—6 / 38

Recovered (Isolation has ended)—10 / 40

Employees—Week of 10/21/2020 - 10/27/2020 / Total from 08/24/2020 - 10/27/2020

Case Number/ Total Reports—0 / 5

Negative—0 / 0

Unknown/ Unconfirmed—0 / 1

Positive (Reported to System Dashboard)—0 / 4

Contagious while on campus—0 / 0

Not Contagious or Not on Campus—0 / 5

Recovered (Isolation has ended)—0 / 1

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.

Flu vaccinations

One of the most important things to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19, according to the CDC, Minnesota Department of Health, and the System Office, is to be vaccinated for this year's seasonal flu. This not only protects you from the flu itself but reduces the likelihood that hospital ICUs will be overfilled this flu season, reserving capacity for pandemic hospitalizations. Flu shot vaccines are available at physician offices and local pharmacies. Learn more about the benefits of influenza vaccinations during this pandemic at the CDC's website.

Upcoming town hall meetings

The series of university community Town Hall meetings continues through the fall semester. If you haven't had the opportunity to attend one of these meetings to hear the latest on the university's plans for safe navigation of the pandemic and the eventual return to campus, here are the next planned sessions:

Town Hall schedule

Monday, Nov. 2, 10–11:30 a.m., Town Hall

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 926 9368 0882

Passcode: 376854

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Thursday, Nov. 19, 4–5:30 p.m., Student-Only Town Hall

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 968 3580 2387

Passcode: 376854

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Wednesday, Dec. 2, 3–4:30 p.m., Town Hall

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 962 1750 2889

Passcode: 376854

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