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Minnesota State College Southeast is continuing to monitor the developing situation related to COVID-19 and is committed to taking steps necessary to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of our faculty, staff, and students.

COVID-19 Weekly Case Report - Fall Semester 2020

Figures represent the number of COVID-19 positive cases as reported by members of the MSC Southeast community. This chart will be updated each week on Wednesday.
  Red Wing Winona Online/Off Campus Cumulative total to date
08/26/20 0 2 1  
09/02/20 0 1 0  
09/09/20 0 1 1  
09/16/20 1 0 1  8

Minnesota State has developed a dashboard for reporting the COVID-19 case data that is impacting the colleges, universities, and the system office. The dashboard is updated weekly and serves as a tool to inform campus communities about changes in COVID-19 cases and community spread and aid campus leadership decision making. View the Minnesota State COVID-19 Dashboard.

COVID-19 Preparedness Plan (PDF)

Our COVID-19 Preparedness Plan (PDF) is now available. Our goal is to mitigate the potential for transmission of COVID-19 on our campuses and that requires full cooperation among students, faculty, staff, and members of our campus community. Only through a cooperative effort, can we establish and maintain the safety and health of our campuses. The college will review and update this plan as needed. Updates will be publicly posted and shared.

COVID-19 Self-Assessment Required Daily Before Entering Campus Buildings

To protect the health and safety of students and employees, MSC Southeast requires mandatory self-screening prior to entering campus buildings for potential exposure to COVID-19 and symptoms of COVID-19. You must complete the online COVID-19 Self-Assessment every day before you enter any campus building. Use the link at the top of the website to access the COVID-19 Self-Assessment. For more information, see the COVID-19 Self-Assessment page. You may refer to the COVID-19 Decision Making Flow Chart (PDF) for further direction on how to proceed depending on your circumstances.

Masks or Cloth Face Coverings Required

To protect the health and safety of our campus community, MSC Southeast requires all employees, students, and visitors to use face masks or face coverings that completely cover the individual’s mouth and nose while within MSC Southeast facilities. Individuals are encouraged to bring their own face covering to campus. If unable, the college will provide face coverings, as necessary. Masks will be made available at the front desk of the main building at each campus. Exceptions are spelled out in the COVID-19 Preparedness Plan (PDF).

Campus Access

At this time, Minnesota State College Southeast is not open to visitors who are not students, faculty, or staff.

  • MSC Southeast students, faculty, and staff may come to campus to access necessary support services, The Roost, The Pantry, and Wi-Fi. 
  • Prospective students and their families may visit campus by appointment (See Visit Campus).
  • The Bookstores are now open, but online ordering is recommended. Check the Bookstore page for current information.
  • Starting on August 24, food service will be available on the Red Wing campus and the Winona bookstore will have pre-packaged Deli Express items for purchase.
  • The Red Wing MakerSpace is closed.

Since many employees are working remotely, the college has expanded means to deliver student services by email, telephone, and Zoom video conferences. See the Student FAQ for more information.

For those who are on campus, we are wearing face masks, practicing social distancing as recommended by the CDC, and using alternative meeting methods whenever possible. 

Minnesota Governor's Stay Safe Orders

  •  Effective June 10, 2020,  Executive Order (EO) 20‐74 permits postsecondary institutions to offer in‐person classes or activities (credit or non‐credit) of 25 individuals or less, if those services cannot be provided through a distance learning model. 
  • On July 22, 2020, Governor Tim Walz announced Executive Order 20-81 (PDF). This order requires face coverings in indoor spaces and public buildings including businesses and retail stores, and in similar outdoor settings where social distancing is not possible. 

General Health Recommendations

During the Covid-19 outbreak, the entire community needs to take all necessary precautions regardless of confirmed cases in any particular area.  The Minnesota Department of Health recommends that you protect yourselves and others by:

  • Wearing masks when in public. 10-50% of virus carriers are asymptomatic. Wearing masks helps control the virus and has been shown to lower COVID-19 spread. 
  • Avoiding enclosed spaces with large groups of people, where the virus can linger in the air for long periods of time.
  • Getting tested if you have cold or flu-like symptoms - Find testing locations.
  • Staying six feet away from others.
  • Covering your coughs and sneezes with your elbow or sleeve, or a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands afterwards.
  • Washing your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom or before eating. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoiding touching your face – especially your eyes, nose and mouth – with unwashed hands.

If you feel ill, please contact your healthcare provider or local medical services before visiting in person or going to the hospital emergency room. For more specific information, please review the detailed CDC guidelines: What to Do if You Are Sick

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RED WING CAMPUS | 308 Pioneer Road | Red Wing, MN 55066 | 651-385-6300
WINONA CAMPUS | 1250 Homer Road | Winona, MN 55987 | 507-453-2700

Minnesota State College Southeast is an affirmative action/equal opportunity educator and employer. ADA accessible. MSC Southeast is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment and education opportunity. No person shall be discriminated against in the terms and conditions of employment, personnel practices, or access to and participation in, programs, services, and activities with regard to race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, or sexual orientation. In addition, discrimination in employment base on membership or activity in a local commission as defined by law is prohibited.

 

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