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COVID-19 and Campus Readiness

Situation Update

As we begin in-person classes this Spring 2022, 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. 

The university requires all individuals, regardless of vaccination status to wear face coverings in indoor, public areas when others are present. We hope to remove this requirement as conditions improve.

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: Jan. 20, 2022

St. Thomas is continuing with its plans to welcome students back to campus for the spring semester. Earlier this week, our School of Law resumed instruction, and we're excited for the rest of the university to return in person for classes on Jan. 31. While all of us were hoping to be done with COVID-19 protocols by now, the virus has recently driven a sharp increase in cases around the countryand within our state. So, we must all remain vigilant. Please take time to review updated guidelines, including information about a "cautious period" the university will implement for the first two weeks...
See the full note from Jan. 20

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.