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February 26, 2021: MetroSafe Update

Posted Thursday, March 4, 2021 | Announcements to Students

COVID-19 campus exposure update

For the week of Feb. 17–Feb. 23, Metropolitan State has reported 2 COVID-19 cases to the Minnesota State dashboard among individuals associated with our campus. Of these individuals, one was thought to be infectious while on campus. The data reported is shown below:

Students—Week of 2/17/2021 - 2/23/2021 / Total from 08/24/2020 - 2/23/2021

Case Number/ Total Reports—2 / 309

Negative—1 / 83

Unknown/ Unconfirmed—0 / 0

Positive (Reported to System Dashboard)—1 / 226

Contagious while on campus—0 / 20

Not Contagious or Not on Campus—1 / 206

Recovered (Isolation has ended)—0 / 225

Employees—Week of 2/17/2021 - 2/23/2021 / Total from 08/24/2020 - 2/23/2021

Case Number/ Total Reports—1 / 17

Negative—0 / 0

Unknown/ Unconfirmed—0 / 1

Positive (Reported to System Dashboard)—1 / 15

Contagious while on campus—1 / 2

Not Contagious or Not on Campus—0 / 14

Recovered (Isolation has ended)—0 / 13

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.

Reminder on the importance of face coverings

  • Masking
    • Wear a mask that fits: No gaps on sides, covers nose, mouth, and chin
    • CDC recommends masks that have two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric
        • Effective Feb. 2, masks are required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations
  • Face Shields
    • May be used in certain limited circumstances (IAW EO 20-81, Requiring Minnesotans to Wear a Face Covering in Certain Settings to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19)

When used, shield should extend below the chin and to the ears, and there should be no exposed gap between the forehead and the shield’s headpiece. Find more on the Minnesota Department of Health's considerations for face shields document.

Home office ergonomics resources

A resource on setting up home offices and using home spaces for work has been posted to Metropolitan State’s website.