Coronavirus Information

Inver Hills Community College and the Minnesota State System Office continue to take action to limit the spread of COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus.

Quick Facts

Stay Safe Guidance

Mask/Face Covering Updates

  • The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System Office issued new COVID guidance, based on updated CDC metrics. Per these new metrics, we will not require masks on the Inver Hills campus effective March 3, 2022. We will continue to honor and respect the choices that any individual makes to continue to wear a mask.
  • Campus clinical settings, such as student health centers, dental clinics, etc., will remain subject to indoor masking requirements until that guidance changes.
  • We will continue to monitor rates and adjust our approach should transmission rates change.

Vaccination Information

  • We will continue to require weekly student and employee case reporting through the existing reporting process at least through the remainder of the spring semester.
    • Students need to continue to report a positive COVID case to Kari Rusch-Curl or at 651-450-3887.
    • Employees need to continue to report a positive COVID case to Laina Carlson, Director of Human Resources or at 651-450-3305.
  • Effective Monday, March 14, there will no longer be a proof of vaccination or testing requirement for students in activities designated by the college or university such as student sports or clubs.
  • For the time being, Inver Hills will continue to require Proof of Vaccination and Testing for employees, contractors, and vendors per the MMB HR/LR policy #1446, COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination and Testing. MMB has indicated that they will be reviewing and updating this policy in the coming weeks and we will update our campus community should this requirement change.
  • If you haven't been vaccinated yet, find a vaccine.
  • The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) now recommends booster shots for everyone 18 years or older. For those who received Pfizer or Moderna, individuals should get a booster of any vaccine type at least 6 months after completing the primary vaccination series. For those who received the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine, individuals should get a booster of any vaccine type at least two months after the primary vaccination. At this point, the CDC's definition of "fully vaccinated" has not changed. People continue to be considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19:
    • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, or
    • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.

Social Distancing/Capacity Limitations

The CDC recommends that you continue to social distance at least 6 feet away from other people, especially if you are at higher risk of getting very sick with COVID-19 and if you are not up to date on COVID-19 vaccines. We will continue to follow the CDC isolation and quarantine guidance for individuals with confirmed COVID-19 or if they have been exposed to COVID-19.

Campus administration will continue to monitor COVID-19 case counts and may implement social distancing on campus again in classrooms and common areas as a mitigation factor if needed.

COVID Health Screening Questionnaire Tool

  • Effective on Monday, May 24, 2021, students, employees or visitors no longer need to complete the COVID Health Screening Questionnaire Tool (“green screen”). However, please continue to self-monitor for COVID symptoms and stay home if you are not feeling well and seek medical advice as needed.

Building Access

  • Buildings will be open normal business hours from Monday - Saturday.

COVID Status Dashboard

  • With the increase in vaccinations, reported cases on campus have decreased. Per guidance from Minnesota State, we no longer need to reflect the COVID status level alert on campus.

Student Services

Student Services remain available remotely. To find connection options, check the web page for the service you need.

Admissions | Advising | Financial Aid | Bookstore

Counseling | Mental health support services | Food support

Tutoring | Career Services | Military & Veteran Services

Technology and Online Learning

Students: Resources and Online Learning Technology

Faculty: Resources on teaching continuity

Building Hours

Building access is limited with minimal staffing to decrease risk and enhance cleaning protocols.



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