COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

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SCTCC A Friendly reminder to Stay Safe and Protect Yourself from COVID-19

Everything you need to know about campus safety, academics, student services, on-campus services, and more is located on the SCTCC Plan for Student Success page.

Minnesota State has developed a dashboard for reporting the COVID-19 case data that is impacting the colleges, universities, and the system office. The dashboard is updated weekly and serves as a tool to inform campus communities about changes in COVID-19 cases and community spread and aid campus leadership decision making. View the Minnesota State COVID-19 Dashboard here.

If you are sick, stay and get tested for COVID. Symptoms can include:

  • Fever or chills,
  • Cough,
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing,
  • Fatigue,
  • Muscle or body aches,
  • Headache,
  • New loss of taste or smell,
  • Sore throat,
  • Congestion or runny nose,
  • Nausea or vomiting,
  • Diarrhea.
  • Face coverings are not required at the current COVID community level in Stearns County
  • Masks will remain available on campus
  • Individuals are supported in their choice to wear a mask
  • Use the CDC Isolation Calculator to determine how long you should isolate
  • Positive tests still need to be reported at online report form
  • Contact tracing will no longer be done by SCTCC and notification of close contacts is the responsibility of the individual that tested positive

Everyone is encouraged to stay up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters as this is the best way to prevent severe disease.

Bivalent booster is now available. This replaces the monovalent (previous) booster vaccines for people 12 and older effective immediately.

  • Persons that have completed their primary series may receive the bivalent booster at least 2 months after they have completed their primary vaccine or received a booster dose.
  • People 12 and older can receive the Pfizer BioNTech bivalent booster
  • People 18 an older can receive the Moderna bivalent booster
  • Available at: Pharmacies & Healthcare systems

Learn where to get your vaccine via the Minnesota Vaccine Connector.

Contact Us

Safety and Security
320-308-6158  |

Students should watch their email for updates and instructions from their instructors.

If you have specific questions regarding your classes, please contact your dean:

Liberal Arts: Jeff Kirchoff • 320-308-5377
Business, IT, & Education: Shanda Davis • 320-308-5538
Health Sciences: Laurie Jensen • 320-308-5156
Trades & Industry: Aaron Barker • 320-308-5353

Sign up for Star Alert

Star Alert is a free SCTCC emergency notification system that makes it possible for students and employees to receive notices of campus-related emergencies via text, email, and voice alerts.

If your phone number is in our records, will automatically be imported into StarAlerts.