COVID & Return to Campus Resources

As a precautionary measure against the COVID-19 virus, MSP transitioned all operations and class instruction to remote delivery on Monday, March 16, 2020.

Campus reopened to fully vaccinated staff, students, and faculty on September 1, 2021 and classes have resumed in-person.

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Return to Campus FAQs

The following FAQs may answer some of the questions you have regarding our return. We continue to closely monitor CDC recommendations regarding the virus.

*Click on the questions below to see the responses.

Yes, in-person classes and activities will return in the Fall semester with some adjustments to limit the amount of people gathering at any one time. Students have the option to remain online for the first semester and our intention is to be 100% in-person by the second semester. In this way, those who are not vaccinated will have three months to become fully vaccinated.

Yes, all students, faculty and staff are required to show proof of vaccination or request an exemption for health or religious reasons. Requests for exemptions require documentation from a health care provider or religious leader.

Yes. All students and employees attending in person during the fall semester will be vaccinated.

There will be some in-person events, and online events as well. We learned during the pandemic that many events can be held successfully over Zoom, and that attendance was often greater at these online events.

At this time, everyone is required to wear a mask correctly indoors, including those who are vaccinated.

MSP buildings will remain locked throughout the day; students and employees will be issued key cards for access.

No visitors are permitted. All deliveries, including food ordered for individual lunches, must be met outside the building.

We will have hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes and masks in all communal areas, offices and classroom.  Cleaning protocols have been adjusted to include daily sanitizing of surfaces. Air filtration adjustments have been made to include the addition of air filtration units in each classroom and communal spaces.

All students and employees must submit proof of vaccination before the start of Fall Semester 2021.

Individuals will not be allowed to return to in-person classes until proof of vaccination has been submitted. In order to be fully immunized, two weeks must have passed since the second dose, or for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the date of the vaccine.  Only those with full immunization may be present in-person.

Online attendance will be allowed only during the first semester of the 2021-22 academic year. Students must elect in-person or remote attendance. This decision will be in place for the entire semester; switching from online to in-person, or vice versa, is not an option.

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, stay home and contact your faculty to let them know you will not be in class.

If you are ill or exposed to COVID, do not come to campus. You must notify your faculty to make adjustments, if necessary, to your attendance. Fully vaccinated individuals exposed to COVID should be tested 3-5 days post exposure and may not return to in-person attendance until a negative COVID test is received.

If you are ill or test positive for COVID, do not come to campus. You must notify Dean of Student Services, Amanda Ming ([email protected]), and your faculty to make adjustments to your attendance, if necessary.

Fully vaccinated individuals exposed to COVID should be tested 3-5 days post exposure and may not return to in-person attendance until a negative COVID test is received.

The Dean of Student Services, Amanda Ming ([email protected]), can answer any additional questions you may still have about returning to campus.


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