COVID Information & Resources

COVID FAQs

MSP’s campus is opened to staff, students, and faculty. Classes and activities are in-person.

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

*Click on the questions below to see the responses.

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Yes, all students, faculty and staff are required to show proof of vaccination. As of January 31st, 2022 proof of having received a booster shot is also required. Those who were not eligible based on the date of their second vaccination for a booster at this time are required to submit proof of booster once they become eligible. 

Yes. Students may request an exemption for health or religious reasons. Requests for exemptions require documentation from a health care provider or religious leader. Individuals with a vaccine exemption are allowed to attend classes in-person but are required to wear a mask. 

No, while the majority of our campus community is vaccinated, individuals with an approved vaccine exemption can also be on-campus. 

We continue to offer a mix of in-person events and online events. We learned during the pandemic that many events can be held successfully over Zoom, and that attendance was often greater at these online events.

As of June 27th, 2022, masks are optional for fully vaccinated members of the MSP community. Individuals with an approved vaccine exemption must have a mask that is worn correctly, fully covering the nose and mouth in all public spaces, offices and in classrooms except during meals. This is based on current CDC classification pertaining to community levels and is subject to change.

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.

Remote learning opportunities are available for students who are sick, symptomatic, or require a quarantine period based on current health department guidelines. 

All classes will be fully in-person, on-campus. There is no longer the option for remote attendance unless an individual is sick, symptomatic, or requires a quarantine period based on current health department guidelines. 

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, stay home and notify Director of Student Services Carrie Pyeatt ([email protected]) and your faculty to make adjustments to your attendance.

Individuals experiencing COVID symptoms should be should be tested 5 days post the first day of symptoms and may not return to in-person attendance until a negative COVID test is received.

Fully vaccinated individuals – not experiencing symptoms

If you are exposed to COVID and are not experiencing any symptoms, you may come to campus. You will need to wear a mask for 10 days post-exposure. The CDC also recommends you get tested 5 days post-exposure. You are not required to submit proof of testing to MSP.

Fully vaccinated individuals – experiencing symptoms

If you believe you were exposed to COVID and are experiencing symptoms, do not come to campus. You must notify Director of Student Services Carrie Pyeatt ([email protected]) and your faculty to make adjustments to your attendance. 

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

Un-vaccinated individuals – not experiencing symptoms

If you are not fully vaccinated and have been exposed to COVID, but are not experiencing symptoms, you must quarantine for 5 days before returning to campus. You must notify Director of Student Services Carrie Pyeatt ([email protected]) and your faculty to make adjustments to your attendance.

If symptoms do not develop, you may return to campus after the 5 days and continue wearing a mask. The CDC also recommends you get tested 5 days post exposure. You are not required to submit proof of testing to MSP.

Un-vaccinated individuals – experiencing symptoms

If you believe you were exposed to COVID and are experiencing symptoms, do not come to campus. You must notify Director of Student Services Carrie Pyeatt ([email protected]) and your faculty to make adjustments to your attendance.

Individuals exposed to COVID should be tested 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 Director of Student Services Carrie Pyeatt ([email protected]) and your faculty to make adjustments to your attendance.

If you have tested positive for COVID, you may not return to in-person attendance until at least 5 days have passed since you first received a positive test, you are fever-free for 24 hours, and all symptoms are reduced. You will then be required to wear a mask for 5 additional days upon return to campus.

The Director of Student Services Carrie Pyeatt ([email protected]) can answer any additional questions you may still have MSP’s COVID policies and procedures.

Last Updated: August 11, 2022. Policies are subject to change. 

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