The following is an archive of communications sent by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost to faculty, staff, and/or students.
Yesterday we announced the MTest protocols for testing students, faculty, and staff on the Twin Cities campus. Some have expressed concern that while testing for students would be at Boynton Health Services, faculty and staff who have not selected Boynton as their primary care provider would be excluded from utilizing their services. We hope this clarifies our MTest protocols.
A brief summary of fall plans sent to Twin Cities undergraduate students and their parents
In addition to providing masks to all faculty, staff, and students, the University will provide transparent face shields for each in-person instructor who would like one.
The Board of Regents has approved a framework for resuming in-person instruction and reopening residence halls and campus services this fall in ways that are consistent with public health guidance and provide flexibility for students, staff, and faculty.
In consultation with the Minnesota Department of Health, guidance from our own public health experts, and with input from students, faculty, and staff received via a systemwide survey, the Fall 2020 Scenarios Advisory Team is recommending to the President and the Board of Regents a plan for residential instruction this Fall.
As a new member of the community, I'm proud of members of the University of Minnesota Senate for their statement and their commitment to social justice and societal change. I'm also proud of President Gabel for her early and bold action that other Universities and organizations are now following. And I’m especially proud of our students, particularly President of the Minnesota Student Association Jael Kerandi. Student activism, demonstrations, and calls to action give me hope that the future can be, and will be, better than the present.