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September 2022

  • Message from Campus Public Health Officer Jakub Tolar regarding how to have a safe and healthy fall semester: September 14

August 2022

  • Message from Campus Public Health Officer Jakub Tolar regarding updated information on COVID-19 and monkeypox: August 17

July 2022

June 2022

May 2022

  • Message from Campus Public Health Officer Jakub Tolar regarding additional COVID-19 FAQs: May 12
  • Message from President Joan Gabel regarding updates to the University's mask mandate: May 11

April 2022

  • Message from Campus Public Health Office Jakub Tolar regarding additional COVID-19 FAQs: April 6

March 2022

  • Message from Campus Public Health Officer Jakub Tolar regarding additional COVID-19 FAQs: March 16
  • Message from President Joan Gabel regarding face mask requirements: March 11

February 2022

  • Message from Campus Public Health Officer Jakub Tolar regarding additional COVID-19 FAQs: February 16
  • Message from President Gabel regarding ending the vaccination policy for University events: February 8
  • Message from Campus Public Health Officer Jakub Tolar regarding additional COVID-19 FAQs: February 2

January 2022

  • Message from Campus Public Health Officer Jakub Tolar regarding the road ahead and COVID-19 FAQs: January 19
  • Message from President Gabel regarding a new vaccination policy for University events: January 14
  • Message from President Gabel regarding updated isolation and quarantine guidance including making more masks and tests available: January 12
  • Message from Executive Vice President and Provost Rachel Croson regarding further guidance on Spring 2022 instruction: January 6
  • Message from Campus Public Health Officer Jakub Tolar regarding COVID-19 FAQs: January 6
  • Message from President Gabel regarding an update on COVID and campus operations: January 5

December 2021

Message from President Gabel regarding vaccine boosters: December 27

November 2021

  • Message from Vice President for Human Resources Ken Horstman regarding the requirement to provide proof of vaccination or exemptions: November 23
  • Message from Vice President for Human Resources Ken Horstman regarding federal COVID-19 vaccination requirements for faculty, staff an student workers: November 3

October 2021

September 2021

  • Message from President Joan Gabel regarding PRISMH and student and faculty vaccination reporting: September 20
  • Message from President Joan Gabel regarding student and faculty vaccination reporting: September 2

August 2021

  • Message from President Joan Gabel regarding the FDA approving a COVID-19 vaccine: August 23
  • Message from President Joan Gabel regarding the August 18 Town Hall and Get the Vax 2.0: August 20
  • Message from President Joan Gabel regarding Get the Vax 2.0: August 13
  • Message from President Joan Gabel about vaccines: August 9
  • Message from President Joan Gabel regarding face covering requirements in University buildings: August 2

July 2021

  • Message from President Joan Gabel regarding face coverings: July 28

June 2021

  • Message from President Joan Gabel on the University's vaccination approach: June 14

May 2021

  • Message from President Joan Gabel on University mask mandate lifted for those vaccinated: May 14
  • Message from President Joan Gabel on Governor Walz "dials back" COVID restrictions: May 6

April 2021

  • Message from President Joan Gabel on vaccines, spring break and other updates: April 2

March 2021

  • Message from President Joan Gabel on current updates: March 25
  • Message from President Joan Gabel on dial-back on pandemic restrictions, Board of Regents election, and Task Force on Higher Education: March 16
  • Message from President Joan Gabel on Fall semester 2021, international travel update, and community resources: March 12

February 2021

  • Message from President Joan Gabel on Spring Break travel and commencement: Feb. 25
  • Message from President Joan Gabel with an update on the spring semester: Feb. 16
  • Message from President Joan Gabel on COVID-19 testing resources: Feb. 12
  • Message from President Joan Gabel on Black History Month and COVID-19 testing resources: Feb. 1

January 2021

  • Message from President Joan Gabel on the start of the spring semester: Jan. 22
  • Message from Michael Osterholm, Ph.D., MPH on COVID-19 this spring: Jan. 21
  • Message from President Joan Gabel on upcoming testing clinics, vaccine update and MLK, Jr. Concert: Jan. 13
  • Message from President Joan Gabel on the Capitol events, BioMADE and vaccine: Jan. 8
  • Message from President Joan Gabel on the Spring 2021 semester: Jan. 6
  • Welcome back message from President Joan Gabel: Jan. 5

December 2020

  • Message from President Joan Gabel on spring semester updates: Dec. 17
  • Message from President Joan Gabel on the Board of Regents meeting and COVID-19 testing reminders: Dec. 11
  • Message from President Joan Gabel on vaccine preparations and testing: Dec. 2

November 2020

  • Message from President Joan Gabel on the holiday and COVID-19: Nov. 25
  • Message from President Joan Gabel on budget updates: Nov. 23
  • Message from President Joan Gabel on international travel restrictions: Nov. 20
  • Message from President Joan Gabel on Governor Tim Walz Executive Order 20-99: Nov. 19
  • Message from President Joan Gabel on Testing opportunities, Native American Heritage Month, and spring planning: Nov. 17
  • Message from President Joan Gabel on the governor's recent order and next steps: Nov. 11
  • Message from President Joan Gabel about a saliva testing event on the Twin Cities campus: Nov. 10
  • Message from President Joan Gabel on Thanksgiving break and return to distance learning: Nov. 5

October 2020

  • Message from President Joan Gabel on additional COVID-19 testing resources: Oct. 28
  • Message from President Joan Gabel on Step Three of the Maroon and Gold Sunrise Plan: Oct. 12
  • Message from President Joan Gabel on Spring Break 2021 and other updates: Oct. 7
  • Message from President Joan Gabel on the University's COVID-19 saliva testing program: Oct. 5

September 2020

  • Message from President Joan Gabel on Step Two of the Maroon and Gold Sunrise Plan: Sept. 25
  • Message from President Joan Gabel on updates to Fall 2020 resources: Sept. 22
  • Message from President Joan Gabel on community safety and Fall 2020 resources: Sept. 16
  • Message from President Joan Gabel on remembering 9/11 and campus updates: Sept. 11
  • Message from President Joan Gabel on campus safety and resources: Sept. 3
  • Message from President Joan Gabel on the Maroon and Gold Sunrise Plan: Sept. 1

August 2020

  • Message from President Joan Gabel on Fall 2020 monitoring and campus dashboards: August 28
  • Message from the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost on unit-level return-to-campus request process and form: August 25
  • Message from President Joan Gabel on adjusted fall plans and move-in delay for Twin Cities, Duluth and Rochester campuses: August 24
  • Message from President Joan Gabel on possible changes to the fall semester: August 21
  • Message from Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost on further guidance for fall instruction planning: August 21
  • Message from President Joan Gabel on fall semester planning and family support: August 19
  • Message from President Joan Gabel on Gopher Athletics, International travel, and a new Cabinet member: August 12

July 2020

  • Message from President Joan Gabel on COVID-19 testing plans: July 30
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on Fall 2020 planning: July 23
  • Message from President Joan Gabel on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) guidance and Board of Regents meeting: July 9
  • Message from President Joan Gabel on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) guidance for international students: July 7

June 2020

  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on face covering requirements: June 29
    • Message from the Crookston Office of the Chancellor: June 29
    • Message from the Duluth Office of the Chancellor: June 29
    • Message from the Morris Office of the Chancellor: June 29
    • Message from the Rochester Office of the Chancellor: June 29
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on the resumption of in-person and remote instruction for the Fall 2020 semester: June 12
  • Message from the Executive Vice President and Provost to Twin Cities campus faculty and staff on Fall 2020 semester preparation: June 12
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on upcoming Board of Regents meeting, Fall 2020 academic planning, and FY21 budget update: June 5
  • Update from the Executive Vice President and Provost Rachel Croson on Fall 2020 academic planning: June 5
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on the ongoing support amid the death of George Floyd: June 3
  • Message from the Vice President of University Services on wearing masks within University grounds and facilities: June 2

May 2020

  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on the virtual Town Hall meeting, Sunrise Plan update and Fall 2020 scenario planning: May 20
  • Message to managers and administrators from the Office of the Vice President for Human Resources on updates to the U of M Sunrise Plan: May 15
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on the next phase of the Sunrise Plan and Fall 2020 planning: May 14
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on the Strategic Plan and other updates: May 8
  • Systemwide message to administrators from University Services and the Office of the Vice President of Research on ordering PPE and cleaning supplies: May 8
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on the Board of Regents budget discussions: May 7
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on upcoming Board of Regents meeting, travel ban extension and mental health resources: May 5
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on the Sunrise Plan, outlining how employees will return to workplaces: May 1

April 2020

  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel discusses commencement, pandemic-related summer coursework and a reminder about fall semester: April 28
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on the U of M's recent COVID-19 news stories: April 24
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on the Board of Regents meeting: April 21
  • Message to systemwide administrators from President Joan Gabel on the May 16 virtual commencement: April 21
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on strategic planning and upcoming Board of Regents meeting: April 17
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on COVID-19 research: April 15
  • Message from the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost to the Twin Cities campus on canceling non-curricular through the end of June: April 14
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on virtual commencement planning: April 10
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on the extended "Stay at Home" order: April 9
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on the Board of Regents meeting and student fees date change: April 7
  • Systemwide updates from President Joan Gabel on remote summer 2020 session: April 6
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel of the board's passage of the Comprehensive Student Refund Plan: April 3
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on the Comprehensive Student Fee Refund Plan: April 1

March 2020

  • Systemwide message from President Joan Gabel on start of “stay at home” order: March 27, 2020
  • Campus messages on mental and physical health resources:
  • Systemwide message from the Office of Human Resources physical and mental health resources: March 27
  • Systemwide message from the Office of the Provost about online instructional protection: March 27
  • Systemwide message from President Joan Gabel on an update to the emergency declaration: March 26
  • Systemwide message from the Office of Human Resources on emergency paid leave: March 26
  • Message from Twin Cities Housing and Residential Life to students on move-out information: March 25
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on the “stay at home order”: March 25
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on travel restrictions: March 24
  • Message from President Joan Gabel sent to students on housing and dining credits: March 24
  • Message from Twin Cities Housing and Residential Life on retrieving belongings and credit: March 23
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on health, safety, and fighting bias: March 23
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on grading policy and student resources: March 20
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on important policy updates: March 19
  • Update from Twin Cities Housing and Residential Life on housing and dining: March 19
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on pay and employment: March 18
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on commencement postponement and other campus changes: March 17
  • Update sent to Twin Cities students from the Interim Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students campus offerings and services: March 17
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on alternative instruction extension: March 16
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on community responses: March 15
  • Update from the Associate Vice President and Dean of International Programs on the Twin Cities campus on students abroad: March 15
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on working remotely: March 15
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on confirmed student COVID-19 case: March 13
  • Update from the Interim Vice President of the Office of Human Resources on employees and student workers: March 12
  • Update from the Associate Vice President and Dean of International Programs on the Twin Cities campus on students in Europe: March 12
  • Update from the Associate Vice President and Dean of International Programs on the Twin Cities campus on the travel ban from Europe: March 11
  • Update from the Executive Vice President and Provost to Twin Cities faculty and staff on the suspension of in-person instruction: March 11
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on spring break extension: March 11
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on canceling all University-funded travel: March 10
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on two abroad students in self-quarantine: March 7
  • Update from President Joan Gabel to Twin Cities undergraduates on travel safety: March 6
  • Update to Duluth students on spring break and travel: March 6
  • Update to Morris students, faculty and staff on the Safe Campus website: March 5
  • Update from President Joan Gabel on systemwide short- and long-term preparations: March 4
  • University statement on the suspension of study abroad in China, South Korea, and Italy: March 4
  • Provost message to Twin Cities faculty and staff on suspended education in South Korea: March 2

February 2020

  • GPS Alliance message on suspended May and summer abroad programs: Feb. 29
  • Systemwide message on recommendations for international travel: Feb. 28
  • GPS Alliance message on suspended May and summer abroad programs: Feb. 27
  • GPS Alliance message on suspended May and summer abroad programs: Feb. 25
  • CIDRAP COVID-19 Resource Center announcement on Coronavirus Resource Center: Feb. 20

January 2020

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