Coronavirus COVID-19

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Anoka Tech is committed to decision-making that prioritizes community safety and offering an extraordinary academic experience for our students.

Update to On-Campus Mask Requirements

In response to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Minnesota Department of Health, masks are no longer required to be worn on-campus at Anoka Tech.

As recommended by the CDC and MDH, those not fully vaccinated should continue to wear masks while on campus. As a reminder, fully vaccinated means two weeks following the second Pfizer or Moderna dose or two weeks after the single Johnson and Johnson dose. 

Fully vaccinated individuals may also continue to wear masks, if they choose to do so. All other safety precautions remain in place on campus, including social distancing, case reporting, and quarantine guidelines. 

COVID-19 Vaccination 

At this time, Minnesotans age 12 and over are now eligible to receive a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination and the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccines are authorized for vaccination of people 18 years and older. 

Minnesotans can also use the state's Vaccine Connector to find and schedule vaccination appointments. Read more about MDH's COVID-19 vaccine distribution and review Minnesota vaccination data.

Student COVID-19 Testing

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is concerned that people ages 18 - 35 are driving the state’s community spread of COVID-19 to record highs, many of them with no symptoms and no way of knowing they are positive.

Learn more about COVID-19 testing options from MDHfind COVID-19 testing sitesget COVID-19 testing basicslearn more about COVID-19 diagnostic tests and review student COVID-19 testing FAQs.

COVID-19 and Anoka Tech

 Student Services and Resources

No single person or group of people are more likely than others to spread COVID-19.  Fear and anxiety about a disease can lead to social stigma and discrimination, particularly against certain racial and ethnic groups, including Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and black or African Americans. Stigma hurts everyone by creating more fear or anger toward ordinary people instead of focusing on the disease that is causing the problem, and making it more difficult to control spread. Help stop stigma by letting people know accurate information about how the virus spreads Source CDC

UPDATES FROM ANOKA TECH AND MINNESOTA STATE

Building Hours and Access

NOTE: Service hours may differ from building hours. Those coming to campus are encouraged to contact individual service providers/offices to confirm available hours.

Building access is currently limited to the locations listed below and subject to COVID-19 safety policies.

Campus Building Hours: 
Monday – Thursday, 7:30 am to 5 pm
Friday, 7:30 am to 11:30am
(Subject to Change)

Designated entrances include:

  • Door E1 (main entrance facing east parking lot)
  • Door S3 (south side, mid-way, facing Hwy 10, leads into cafeteria)

COVID-19 Prevention, Testing & Vaccination

Prevention

Anoka Tech – with guidance from Minnesota State and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) – is closely monitoring the developing situation related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We are committed to taking steps necessary to protect the health and safety of our faculty, our staff and students. We are committed to taking steps necessary to protect the health and safety of our faculty, our staff and students. There are things our community can do (or continue doing) to help stop the spread.

  • Wash your hands frequently for a minimum of 20 seconds (sing happy birthday 3 times!)
  • Wear a mask
  • Remain physically distant (6 feet) from others
  • Stay home when you are sick or been in close contact with someone who tests positive
  • Seek testing and/or advice from your medical provider
Testing

In November 2020, the State of Minnesota announced a significant expansion in COVID-19 testing access, with the addition of more than a dozen new testing locations opening across the state. All testing will be free and available to anyone who wants to be tested whether they have symptoms or not and it will not require insurance.
Options for testing can be found via MDH's website, including nasal swab community testing events, saliva community testing sites, home tests, and a map of testing locations throughout the state.

If you test positive for COVID-19 please contact the Office of Public Safety at COVID19.Health@anokatech.edu.

Vaccination

The State of Minnesota is committed to the equitable distribution of a safe, FDA-approved vaccine for protection against COVID-19. 

Detailed information about vaccine availability, distribution and planning is available via MDH's website

FAQs

For more information on Anoka Tech’s response to COVID-19, please visit our Coronavirus COVID-19 FAQ pages. 
COVID-19 FAQS: Anoka Tech's response
COVID-19 FAQS: Students
COVID-19 FAQS: Student COVID-19 Testing
COVID-19 FAQS: Staff/Faculty

Other Resources

Contact

MN Dept of Health HOTLINE
Health questions:
651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903
7 am to 7 pm

Schools and child care questions:
651-297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504
7 am to 7 pm

Don Lewis
Vice President of Administration & Finance

Mary Jacobson
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer

Cliff Anderson
Director of Public Safety
612-437-5335

Email Anoka Tech with COVID-19 health questions and concerns

Office of Public Safety

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