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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 response to this COVID-19 outbreak?

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 comply with all local, state and federal policies and orders related to the mitigation of COVID-19. 

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

Anoka Tech’s Pandemic Planning Team is meeting regularly to provide a coordinated and comprehensive response in order to help make plans for the college’s response and ensure continuation of education and services. 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 will happen if there is a suspected confirmed case of COVID-19 at Anoka Tech?

Anoka Tech will work 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.

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

Yes. Following guidance from the CDC, Anoka Tech will be cancelling all events where more than 10 attendees are expected. As this situation evolves, this approach will be reviewed and adjusted. Information sessions will be offered in online formats.

At this time, the campus building is closed to the public. It will be open to students and employees, as necessary, during campus building hours.

Designated entrances include:

Door E1 (main entrance facing east parking lot)
Door S3 (south side, mid-way, facing Hwy 10, leads into cafeteria)
W6 (west side at Anoka Hennepin Technical High School entrance)

Will Anoka Tech close campus or cancel classes?

Anoka Tech's campus is closed to the public.

We require all visitors to campus, including students, staff, faculty, contractors and vendors, complete and submit a COVID-19 Self-Assessment. Assessments must be completed every day an individual plans to be on campus.

Anoka Tech COVID-19 Self-Assessment

Those coming to campus should also familiarize themselves with our new procedures which include, self-monitoring, screening, cleaning and sanitizing, masking and social distancing practices.

Masks/cloth face coverings must be worn indoors by all individuals coming to campus. However, we understand due to certain health conditions that this is not always possible. In which case we ask that you first explore all options within your program for distance learning. If distance learning is not possible please fill out the Alternate Face Covering Request Form. Return it to Michael Vendittelli by email at Michael.Vendittelli@anokatech.edu or mail to 1355 West Highway 10 Anoka MN, 55303. Also, send a copy of the Alternate Face Covering Documentation Form to your physician or practitioner. Once both forms have been completed return them to the Office of Accessibility for approval. **Please note that approving a face mask accommodation can take up to several business days and should be planned accordingly.

To further support safety and hygiene practices, hand sanitizer stations and disinfectant tools will be available in classrooms. 

Building access will be limited and available only through designated doors during designated hours. Visitors are encouraged to practice social distancing, maintaining a minimum distance of six feet from others. Campuses are closed to the public.

Review On-Campus COVID Safety Policies

Review Abbreviated On-Campus COVID Safety Policies

Will spring 2020 graduation ceremonies take place?

Spring graduation ceremonies will not be held in-person on our campuses. Although we are unable to celebrate graduation with you on May 14, 2020, we are honoring and celebrating you and your accomplishments.

Keep your eyes open for something in your mailbox to recognize this significant milestone.

We will also be celebrating you virtually, so follow @AnokaTech on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn and continue to check your email for some fun things posted soon. Join in the celebration by tagging @AnokaTech and using #ATCGrad20 so we can share your success.

Students eligible for graduation in Spring 2020 should continue to apply for graduation by completing a graduation application and submitting it electronically to the Records Office. All students who fulfill the program requirements will still earn their diploma, degree or certificate.  

Watch for additional details at a later date on Anoka Tech’s Graduation page.