Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Information...

Coronavirus COVID-19

Corona Virus 

SUSPENDING CLASSES – RESUMING APRIL 6 ONLINE AND VIA ALTERNATIVE DELIVERY

All Anoka Tech classes will be suspended (this means all classes will not be held) during the weeks of March 23-April 4.

Student services will resume during the week of March 30. Courses will resume during the week of April 6 through non-face-to-face modes of delivery. Exceptions may be approved for essential situations and must be modified to follow social distancing protocol. 

STUDENTS: PLEASE COMPLETE TECHNOLOGY ACCESS SURVEY

The faculty and staff at Anoka Technical College are working hard to adjust how we deliver education to you while maintaining the high quality you expect and deserve. We are asking you to answer a few questions so that we can better plan for the rest of the term.  

TAKE THE SURVEY

IN-PERSON COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES CANCELLED

The spring graduation ceremonies will not be held in-person on our campuses. College leadership and the graduation committee are considering alternative ways to mark this milestone on our students’ journeys. Watch for additional details at a later date.

SOME CAMPUS SERVICES SUSPENDED (UNAVAILABLE) MARCH 23-27 – REMOTE STUDENT SERVICES BEGIN MARCH 30

In an effort to limit face-to-face interactions, the Minnesota State System Office has provided the following directive: No later than the end of the day Friday, March 20, 2020, all Minnesota State employees are expected to work from a remote location (i.e., telework) until further notice, unless the responsibilities of their position require physical presence on campus. Faculty should only report if there is a business reason or requirement to be on campus.

SERVICES SUSPENDED (UNAVAILABLE) MARCH 23-27

  • Advising/Vets Services/Adult Transitions
  • Bookstore
  • Counseling
  • Dining Services
  • Enrollment Services
  • Financial Aid & Scholarships
  • Information Desk
  • Job Placement
  • Library
  • Math Lab
  • Office of Accessibility
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Records & Registration
  • Testing Services (includes Accuplacer)
  • Writing Center

The suspension of services is temporary. Staff will use this time to plan how services will be moved to an alternate format.

STUDENT SERVICES:  MARCH 30 - UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Beginning the week of March 30, STUDENT SERVICES WILL BE PROVIDED REMOTELY. Information for students on how to access these services will be posted to the college website and in lab spaces on campus. 

UPDATES FROM ANOKA TECHNICAL COLLEGE AND MINNESOTA STATE

March 26, 2020 Anoka Tech: President Kent Hanson to Students: What “Stay at Home” Order Means
March 25, 2020 Minnesota State: Chancellor Letter to Faculty and Staff re: Governor's "Stay At Home" Order
March 25, 2020 Minnesota State: Chancellor Letter to Students re: Governor's "Stay At Home" Order
March 24, 2020 Anoka Tech: Employee Health and Safety Message from President Kent Hanson (ARCC/ATC login required)
March 24, 2020 Anoka Tech: COVID-19 and College Operations Update from Don Lewis (ARCC/ATC login required)
March 19, 2020 Anoka Tech: College Services and Staff Availability Update from President Kent Hanson (ARCC/ATC login required)
March 16, 2020 Minnesota State: Update from Chancellor Devinder Malhotra
March 15, 2020 Minnesota State: Frequently Asked Questions Sheet re: International Travel Suspension
March 12, 2020 Minnesota State: Chancellor Letter to Students re: Spring Break Extension
March 11, 2020 Minnesota State: Chancellor Memo to Leadership Council re: Academic Continuity Planning
March 6, 2020 Anoka Tech: Coronavirus (COVID19) Resources & Updates

Diseases can make anyone sick regardless of their race or ethnicity. People of Asian descent, including Chinese Americans, are not more likely to get COVID-19 than any other American. Help stop fear by letting people know that being of Asian descent does not increase the chance of getting or spreading COVID-19. Source CDC

Building Hours & Open On-Campus Services: March 23-27

With Governor Tim Walz’s executive order stay at home, no one unaffiliated with the college should be in our facilities. Only employees or registered students should be on the premises. Prospective students and other members of the public should not come to facilities until after April 10th. 

Campus Building Hours: M – F, 8 am to 4:30 pm

East Entrance – Door #1 Open

Computer Labs: M – F, 8 am to 4:30 pm

Dining Services – Closed until further notice

Building Hours & Open Services: March 30 - Further Notice

With Governor Tim Walz’s executive order stay at home, no one unaffiliated with the college should be in our facilities. Only employees or registered students should be on the premises. Prospective students and other members of the public should not come to facilities until after April 10th. 

Campus Building Hours: M – F, 8 am to 4:30 pm

East Entrance – Door #1 Open

Computer Labs: M – F, 8 am to 4:30 pm

Dining Services – Closed until further notice

COVID-19: Resources for Coping and Basic Needs

We understand during this rapidly-evolving situation that managing closures, postponements and rules regarding our public health can be stressful. To assist you in navigating these challenges, we have assembled information about some of the resources available.

COVID-19: Resources for Coping and Basic Needs

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: Staff/Faculty

Prepare & Prevent COVID-19

Anoka-Ramsey and Anoka Tech – with guidance from Minnesota State and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) – are 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. Your health is extremely important so if you are feeling ill, please stay home, get plenty of rest, stay hydrated and give yourself time to heal. 

Student Services

Beginning the week of March 30, Student Services will be provided remotely. Our staff have been working hard to move all of these services to an alternate format. Please follow the link below for an updated list on how to access these services.

Student Services

Travel Recommendations

Minnesota State suspended all out-of-state business travel for students, faculty and staff, effective March 16. For those who wish to cancel their existing college- and business-related travel arrangements, please note that you will not have to pay out of pocket and will be reimbursed as appropriate.

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

Office of Public Safety

Accounts Payable