DCTC and the Minnesota State System Office continue to take action to limit the spread of COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus.
COVID Positive Case REporting Requirements
- We will continue to require weekly student and employee case reporting through the existing reporting process.
- Effective Monday, March 14, 2022, there will no longer be a proof of vaccination or testing requirement for students in activities designated by the college or university such as student sports or clubs.
- Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) has rescinded its HR/LR Policy #1446 effective May 24, 2022, which required employees who were assigned to work at the workplace to show Covid-19 vaccination proof or submit to testing, as well as other measures.
This rescission means:
- Employees, contractors, vendors, volunteers, and interns are no longer required to show proof of vaccination or submit to weekly testing.
- If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, find a vaccine.
- The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) now recommends booster shots for everyone 18 years or older. For those who received Pfizer or Moderna, individuals should get a booster of any vaccine type at least 6 months after completing the primary vaccination series. For those who received the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine, individuals should get a booster of any vaccine type at least two months after the primary vaccination. At this point, the CDC’s definition of "fully vaccinated" has not changed.
- 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, or
- 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.
Mask/Face Covering Updates
The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System Office issued new COVID guidance, based on updated CDC metrics. Per these new metrics, we will not require masks on the DCTC campus effective March 3, 2022. We will continue to honor and respect the choices that any individual makes to continue to wear a mask.
Campus clinical settings, such as student health centers, dental clinics, etc., will remain subject to indoor masking requirements until that guidance changes.
We will continue to monitor rates and adjust our approach should transmission rates change.
Social Distancing/Capacity Limitations
The CDC recommends that you continue to social distance at least 6 feet away from other people, especially if you are at higher risk of getting very sick with COVID-19 and if you are not up to date on COVID-19 vaccines. We will continue to follow the CDC isolation and quarantine guidance for individuals with confirmed COVID-19 or if they have been exposed to COVID-19.
Campus administration will continue to monitor COVID-19 case counts and may implement social distancing on campus again in classrooms and common areas as a mitigation factor if needed.
- Regular business hours are Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Please enter through the West, East or North (front) entrances.
- Additional access available at North (front) entrance for evening and Saturday classes.
- Only visitors may park in the front visitor lot during the day.
- Enrollment Service Center open 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
COVID Health Screening Questionnaire Tool
Effective on Monday, May 24, 2021, students, employees or visitors no longer need to complete the COVID Health Screening Questionnaire Tool ("green screen"). However, please continue to self-monitor for COVID symptoms and stay home if you are not feeling well and seek medical advice as needed.
COVID Status Dashboard
With the increase in vaccinations, reported cases on campus have decreased. Per guidance from Minnesota State, we no longer need to reflect the COVID status level alert on campus.
Student Services remain available remotely.
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The Library will be available remotely only on Fridays through February 4, 2022.
Technology and Online Learning
Students: Resources and Online Learning Technology
Faculty: Resources on teaching continuity