SaintsRiseUp Safe Return | Campus Reopening Updates

July 24 Safe Return news center update

Greetings College Community,
I hope this finds you enjoying the last weeks of the summer break. It's hard to believe we'll soon be in August!   As we prepare to welcome our students back this fall semester, here are a few updates and reminders:

·       Academic Affairs and Student Affairs continue significant planning as we prepare for a hybrid approach for the fall semester that allows us to welcome our students and employees back to our campus and sites.  A big shout out to the facilities and IT teams who are preparing our teaching and common spaces in compliance with MDH guidelines.

·       Please look for important updates on the revised HR employee return plan from Marty Parsons and the HR team that was distributed today.

·       A reminder that for the Duluth campus the entrance checkpoints remain in place until August 9th. On August 10th, all entrances will be open with the exception of the Burns Wellness Center which will have one entrance open.

With much uncertainty still prevailing as the national COVID19 picture continues to shift, several items are still under consideration:

·       The UMAC Presidents Council will be meeting next Tuesday to finalize decisions about how the conference will approach fall athletics.  I want to thank Franco Bari, the athletic administration and the coaches for the tremendous planning and discerning they have done regarding the student athlete experience.  More to come next week.

I hope you have a great weekend ahead! Thank each of you for all you are doing in preparing for the semester ahead.  

Stay well, be safe.

With gratitude,
Barbara