Indoor & Outdoor Occupancy Levels Raised
As of Tuesday, March 30, all Minnesotans 16 years of age or older will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations.
Following the announcement made by Gov. Tim Walz, Minnesota State Mankato President Richard Davenport notified the campus community and stated that the University nor the Minnesota State system will require vaccinations of its faculty, staff or students.
Davenport went on to encourage the campus community to make use of various vaccination opportunities. To start the process, use the COVID-19 Vaccine Connector to get updates on vaccine opportunities and be entered into the random selection process for the state’s Community Vaccination Program sites.
Other steps that can be taken:
- Connect with your primary health care provider or local pharmacy. To search for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment near you, go to the CDC’s Vaccine Finder.
- Use the Vaccine Locator Map to find local vaccine providers in the area.
By the end of May, every eligible Minnesotan who wants a vaccination should be able to get one.
Learn more at Minnesota’s “Who’s Getting Vaccinated?” site
CAMPUS RETURNING TO NEW ‘NORMAL’ FOR FALL 2021
In other COVID-related announcements, President Davenport stated in a March 29 email to the campus community that the University plans to be fully open in the fall. He said the University’s Return to Learn structure set up in March 2020 is now focusing moving from pandemic to new “normal’ operations that include a variety of face-to-face classes, FlexSync and online programming and services. Other efforts seek of full complement of campus events and Residential Life activities.
GOVERNOR RAISES INDOOR/OUTDOOR OCCUPANCY LEVELS
Gov. Walz recent executive order raised occupancy levels for indoor and outdoor activities and events.
- Beginning March 31 at 11:59 p.m., establishments with indoor space and sufficient normal occupant capacity may exceed 250 people indoors in accordance with Stay Safe Minnesota guidelines. Total indoor occupancy for seated establishments must not exceed 3,000 people.
- Beginning March 31, at 11:59 p.m., establishments with outdoor space and sufficient normal capacity may exceed 250 people outdoors in accordance with Stay Safe Minnesota guidelines. Total outdoor occupancy must not exceed 10,000 people.