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July 29, 2021 MetroSafe Update

Posted Friday, July 30, 2021 | Announcements to Students

Free COVID-19 vaccination clinic Monday, Aug. 2, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Metropolitan State University is hosting a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic staffed by the Minnesota Department of Health. Vaccines are available to the Metropolitan State community and general public. Doses will be administered 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Aug. 2 at the Dayton's Bluff campus. Information and registration link here »

All Minnesotans age 16 and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. We encourage all Minnesota State staff, faculty and students to get vaccinated. Minnesotans can use the online vaccine locator map to find vaccine locations near them and contact those health care providers with questions.
International students are eligible for vaccination through the State of Minnesota by using their Minnesota address.

COVID-19 campus exposure update
For the week of July 21–July 27, Metropolitan State has reported 0 COVID-19 cases to the Minnesota State dashboard among individuals associated with our campus. The data reported is shown below:

Students—Week of 7/21/2021 - 7/27/2021 / Total from 08/24/2020 - 7/27/2021

Case Number/ Total Reports—0 / 388

Negative—0 / 91

Unknown/ Unconfirmed—0 / 0

Positive (Reported to System Dashboard)—1 / 297

Contagious while on campus—0 / 22

Not Contagious or Not on Campus—1 / 275

Recovered (Isolation has ended)—0 / 293

Employees—Week of 7/21/2021 - 7/27/2021 / Total from 08/24/2020 - 7/27/2021

Case Number/ Total Reports—0 / 26

Negative—0 / 0

Unknown/ Unconfirmed—0 / 1

Positive (Reported to System Dashboard)—0 / 19

Contagious while on campus—0 / 2

Not Contagious or Not on Campus—0 / 24

Recovered (Isolation has ended)—0 / 25

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.

Campus Access
As the campus health screening tool is no longer being used when you arrive on campus, students and employees will need their ID card to access the Saint Paul Campus buildings. The Fine Art Studio, ICES, and the Grow IT Center will be opened by request only during summer semester. Staff can contact security for access to the ICES building.

Need an ID? Information about acquiring an ID card can be found on the library’s website.

Hand Hygiene
Metro State is encouraging all employees, students, and visitors to wash their hands for at least 20 seconds using soap and water. Hand washing is preferred whenever possible, and before eating or taking breaks.

We are providing departments and high traffic locations with hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizers will be accessible in each department as common shared supply. Be aware that excessive use of hand sanitizers can cause skin irritation.