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UPDATE: January 19, 2021 at 4:15 p.m. 

Minnesota State sent out an update last week regarding the Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Advisory Group. You can read the update here. As more updates become available, they will be posted to the Intranet Announcements. 


UPDATE: January 19, 2021 at 4:15 p.m.

The Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) travel guidelines from September 1, 2020 are still in effect.

During spring semester 2020, the Chancellor indefinitely suspended both domestic and international travel outside of Minnesota for purposes related to college, university, and Minnesota State system official business. This means any travel where college or university resources would be spent on travel or attendance or if the employee would be on paid status during the event or session.

As of September 1, 2020, colleges and university presidents are authorized to approve domestic travel outside of Minnesota to states contiguous to Minnesota (Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota, and North Dakota) via ground transportation.

Requests for college or university related travel outside of Minnesota and contiguous states will be considered on a case-by-case basis and should be submitted to Bill Maki, Vice Chancellor. The waiver request should include the details of the proposed travel, brief rationale of it, and verification of presidential endorsement. 


UPDATE: November 13, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. 

Minnesota is experiencing record high COVID-19 numbers, partially driven by people ages 18-35 who may have not symptoms and no way of knowing they are positive. As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday with family gatherings, Normandale encourages you to take advantage of free COVID-19 testing. 

You can find options for testing at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) link, including nasal swab community testing events, saliva community testing sites, home tests, and a map of testing locations throughout the state.  We encourage you all to take advantage of this opportunity to help protect your family, friends, and community.  And, as always, remain vigilant about washing hands, wearing a mask, and remaining socially distant from others.


UPDATE: October 20, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. 

An updated version of Normandale's Return to Campus COVID-19 Preparedness Plan has been posted to the website. We anticipate this document will be updated periodically as new information emerges and as we become aware of new issues. When we make updates to the document, it will be updated and the new date will be noted on the top of this page with the key resources links. 


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