At Ridgewater College, the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff is our top priority. We, along with our colleagues at Minnesota State, continue to monitor the ongoing COVID-19 situation and are following guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Minnesota State System Office. Ridgewater College is committed to taking the steps necessary to protect the health and safety of our faculty, our staff, and our students.
Health and Safety Measures
Face Coverings No Longer Required Indoors
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) continues to update their public health recommendations. At Ridgewater, we follow these recommendations, along with guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). As of March 2, 2022, Ridgewater does not require masks indoors on campus. Changes in state and local cases could cause this to change at any time.
Vaccinations are not required for students to be on campus. However, all are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated. Some students may need to be vaccinated as a requirement of their clinical or internship site. In addition, students participating in intercollegiate athletics will need to follow vaccine and testing protocols consistent with the NCAA and Minnesota College Athletic Conference.
To locate a vaccination clinic or learn more about vaccinations, visit the MDH’s vaccination web page.
Social/Physical Distancing Guidelines
The social/physical distancing requirements were lifted on 5/28/21 per guidance from MDH and Minnesota State. Although these requirements have been lifted, we ask that you continue to be respectful, considerate and kind regarding each other’s needs or desire for social distance and physical boundaries.
Stay Home if You are Sick
If you feel unwell or have the following symptoms, please leave campus and contact your health care provider. Then, follow up with your instructor or supervisor.
- Shortness of Breath
- Sore Throat
For further information, refer to the CDC’s latest guidance on:
We will begin reporting contacts, exposures and positive tests beginning Sept. 14, using the COVID-19 Reporting Form.
For questions or concerns related to COVID-19, please email us at [email protected].