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COVID-19 and Campus Readiness

Situation Update

St. Thomas is taking measures to keep its students, faculty and staff safe while the state of Minnesota continues to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. The university is requiring community members who are medically able to be vaccinated against COVID-19

We require all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, to wear face coverings in the Center for Well-Being. Masks are optional elsewhere on campus.

Please see our updated COVID-19 response plan and the recent communications below for specific protocols (including guidance around face coverings, guests on campus and case reporting) that must be followed to prevent campus outbreaks.

Featured Communication: July 11, 2022

Please review these important updates to our campus COVID-19 protocols for fall semester 2022. The following protocols may be amended to adapt to current guidance as needed.Vaccinations and BoostersAll students, faculty, and staff are required to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus before returning for the 2022-23 academic year. To satisfy the requirement individuals need two shots of an mRNA series (Moderna or Pfizer) or one shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine:

See the full note from July 11

Most Recent Communications

Recent communications from St. Thomas regarding the university's response to the COVID-19 pandemic:

For more stories showing how St. Thomas’ community is responding in the wake of COVID-19, please visit our Newsroom.

See All Previous COVID-related Communications

COVID-19 Response Plan

The Campus COVID-19 Response Plan was created to outline the changes to campus driven by COVID-19, along with the behavior expectations for all members of the St. Thomas community. The goal of this plan is to protect the health and safety of the university community while conducting the essential work of educating students. (NOTE: the COVID-19 Response Plan replaces the Campus Preparedness Plan as of July 2021.)

Read the COVID-19 Response Plan (PDF)

Center for Well-Being Services

The Center for Well-Being remains open to offer a range of physical health, mental health, and health promotion services to St.Thomas students, faculty and staff.

Funding Information

Apply to the Student Emergency Fund: Students in need can apply for funds via the Student Emergency Financial Assistance Program. (Link to OneStThomas intranet.)

Give to COVID-19 Student Need: Our students continue to face immediate and pressing financial needs, especially for Hardship Scholarship support. Your gift (at any level) will directly help students.

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Reporting: Reports on the use of the funds St. Thomas has received from the HEERF (including CARES Act, CRRSAA and ARP Act) for student grants and institutional support.