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COVID-19 Prevention and Wellbeing

Your health and wellbeing can be protected and strengthened with simple, healthy habits.

During the pandemic, our students, faculty, and staff overwhelmingly made decisions that protected the health and wellbeing of our community. Those choices helped slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus and protect our friends, classmates, and colleagues.

Be sure to continue these habits that not only reduce the spread of COVID-19, but may also help keep flu and other illnesses to a minimum.

Wearing a face covering

For students, faculty, staff, and visitors who are fully vaccinated, wearing a face covering is not required in most situations while on campus, whether indoors or outdoors. 

However, there are instances where a face covering must be worn:

  • All individuals must wear face coverings in locations where guidance is otherwise posted, such as health clinics.
  • If you are not fully vaccinated, the University expects you to wear masks indoors. The Governor’s Order acknowledges the associated risk of getting and spreading COVID-19.
  • If you are working in leased facilities, local mask ordinances (e.g., city or county) may apply.
  • Parking and Transportation Services and Metro Transit requires all individuals to wear a face covering when on buses. 

Be supportive and respectful of people’s choices to wear masks. There are many reasons why someone may choose to wear one. 

Find more information by reviewing the University’s Face Covering Protocol. You may find information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on mask fit and material, as well as information from University Health and Safety.

Health and wellbeing resources

Whether you are a student, faculty or staff member, we recognize the pandemic may have and may continue to affect the health and wellbeing of individuals throughout our community. Learn more about Twin Cities campus resources below.

Staff and Faculty Support

Student Academic Support

Student Mental Health Support

Resources are provided through the Office for Human Resources.

These include mental health resources and the Employee Assistance Program.

Resources are offered at all levels of instruction.

 

For campus-wide resources:
Academic Success Centers
Student Academic Success Services

Your college, school, or department may also offer academic support services that fit your specific area of study. Be sure to check with your advisor or instructor.

There are a variety of services offered to students, from formal counseling sessions to drop-in consultations.

• U of M Crisis Line:
612-301-4673
Text "UMN" to 61222 on evenings and weekends.

Student Counseling Services
Boynton Mental Health Clinic
Let’s Talk
• International Student & Scholar Services

Additionally, the Office of Student Affairs Care Program provides case management, support, and resources.

Systemwide COVID-19 Response Resources

Crookston Campus COVID-19 Response Health Center: 218-281-8512
Duluth Campus COVID-19 Response UMD Health Services: 218-726-8155
Morris Campus COVID-19 Response Health Services: 320-589-6070
Rochester Campus COVID-19 Response OMC Triage Line: 507-292-7266
Twin Cities Campus COVID-19 Response Boynton Health online
If symptoms are severe and need to be evaluated by a medical provider, please call 612-625-3222.

Questions?

Email the University of Minnesota at [email protected].