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.
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As of September 1, 2023, MSP will no longer require proof of COVID vaccination to be on campus. To mitigate risk and potential disruption to campus activities and learning, we strongly recommend that students, faculty and staff stay up-to-date on their vaccinations. MSP is dedicated to the health and well-being of our community and reserves the right to reinstate a vaccination requirement should current levels of COVID merit a change.
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.
As of September 1, 2023, masks are optional for all members of the MSP community. However, if you are exposed to COVID, and/or experiencing COVID symptoms, and/or test positive for COVID, see guidance below for mask wearing requirements.
MSP has hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes and masks available in all communal areas, offices and classroom.
Air filtration units are located in each classroom and communal spaces for community use, and air flow adjustments were made to the buildings’ heating and cooling systems.
Students who are sick, symptomatic, or require a quarantine period based on current health guidance are advised to stay home and recuperate. Students must contact their professors directly to make arrangements for remote learning, if applicable.
All classes are 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 and has permission from their instructor
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID, stay home and notify Director of Student Services Carrie Pyeatt ([email protected]) and your faculty to adjust 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.
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.
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 adjust 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.
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 adjust 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 about MSP’s COVID policies and procedures.
Last Updated: August 16, 2023. Policies are subject to change.