Coronavirus COVID-19 FAQs

Please find answers to frequently asked questions related to Anoka Tech’s response to the evolving COVID-19 situation. 

Faculty and staff should visit Anoka-Ramsey and Anoka Tech’s COVID019 Resources and Updates for more information (login required).

What is guiding Anoka Tech’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic?

Anoka Tech is working closely with Minnesota State and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) to evaluate and convey information, guidance and response related to COVID-19. Operational decisions will continue to align with all local, state and federal policies and orders related to the mitigation of COVID-19. As we plan to return many courses and services to campus, the college will continue to prioritize academic and service operations and the health and safety of our community.

Who makes decisions about Anoka Tech’s response to COVID-19?

Anoka Tech’s Pandemic Planning Team meets regularly to respond to changing guidance in a coordinated way. This team is comprised of leaders across both Anoka-Ramsey and Anoka Tech including the executive team, Academic and Student Affairs, Public Safety, Communications, Facilities, Human Resources, Information Technology and  Environmental Safety.

Don Lewis, Vice President of Finance and Administration has been appointed by President Kent Hanson as the Pandemic Administrator in charge.

What happens when there are confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Anoka Tech?

Anoka Tech works closely with state and local health authorities to identify and implement the steps needed to protect the community at the time the case is identified. Depending on the circumstances, this could include guidance on testing, isolation, or quarantine, as directed by MDH. Positive cases of COVID-19 should be reported to public safety at

Are visits, tours, information sessions and events being affected at this time?

Some events are resuming on campus, including visits for prospective students. Learn more.

Is campus open to students, faculty and staff?

Yes campus is open to students, faculty, and staff, as well as prospective students. 

Is campus open to the general public?


Those coming to campus should familiarize themselves with our new procedures to help maintain the health and safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors.

Review on-campus safety policies

Will meetings and other campus events be held in-person?

Some meetings and events will be held in-person and others will be hosted virtually. For all in-person activities and events, the college follows current recommendations for health and safety from the Minnesota Department of Health and the CDC.