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Minnesota State College Southeast
A Technical & Community College

MSCS COVID-19 Preparedness Plan

Download MSCS COVID-19 Preparedness Plan - V4.2, published October 2, 2020 (PDF) 

Download Minnesota State Face Mask Operating Instructions (PDF, 7.24.2020)
Download Minnesota State "Applying Emergency Executive Order 20-81" (PDF)

Minnesota State College Southeast (MSCS) is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our students, faculty, staff, and campus guests. The health and safety of our community is our paramount concern. To ensure this, we have developed the COVID-19 Preparedness Plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic utilizing guidance offered in Emergency Executive Order 20-40 and Order 20-74, Allowing Workers in Certain Non-Critical Sectors to Return to Safe Workplaces, April 23, 2020. 

We are all responsible for implementing this plan. 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. 

Responsibility for the ongoing review, assessment, and updating of this plan will lie with the campus Emergency Response Team. Responsibility for managing day-to-day operations of the campuses, operational decisions, and decisions about resource allocation will lie with the college president and the president's cabinet.

We are serious about safety and health and keeping our student and employees safe. Your involvement is essential in developing and implementing a successful Campus COVID-19 Preparedness Plan. Our Preparedness Plan follows Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) guidelines, and federal OSHA standards related to COVID-19.

Students, faculty, and staff are expected to follow safety practices and protocols. Refusal to follow guidelines, practices, and protocols will be considered a violation of Student Conduct for students, and, for employees, a violation of work rules according to collective bargaining agreements which could result in disciplinary action. Visitors who fail to comply will be asked to leave the college premises immediately. 

The Emergency Response Team has responsibility for reviewing and updating this plan as needed. Updates will be publicly posted and shared.

The COVID-19 Preparedness Plan covers these topics:

1. Self-Monitoring Screening, Identification of Symptoms, and Related Protocols
2. Handwashing and Respiratory Etiquette
3. Testing and Communication of Illness
4. Face Masks and Coverings
5. Physical Distancing
6. Housekeeping
7. Impact of COVID-19 on Students
8. Individual Academic Program Planning
9. College Sponsored Events
10. Communication of Policy and Training
11. Ongoing Assessment and Review
Appendix: Additional Resources


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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

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