COVID-19

COVID-19 Delta Variant

The delta variant of the COVID-19 virus is currently accounting for over 90% of all new cases of COVID-19 infections. This variant is extremely transmissible/infectious. It is estimated that one person with a delta variant infection will infect 5-9 other individuals.  COVID-19 vaccines offer our best protection against the delta variant so please get vaccinated if you are not. For more information on the delta variant: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/basics.html

Students, please read the following information to learn how we can best serve your COVID related needs.  

Due to the pandemic we can no longer offer any WALK IN APPOINTMENTS-please call 218-726-8155, before entering building.

Face coverings are required based on the University of MN mandate.

We are using two entrances to the clinic building by appointment only:

  • Front door for COVID-19 symptoms/testing
  • Side entrance for non COVID-19 concerns

COVID testing is available at Health Services.

Hours of operation:

Fall semester hours (M,T,W,F 8am-4pm, and Thur. 9am-4pm).  

COVID questions or concerns? Please call 218-726-8155 to speak with our providers.

Our COVID RN is available after hours M-F until 6:00 p.m. to take COVID related triage calls.  After hours, please call 218-726-8155, press #1 to speak with our nurse.  

In case you are wondering...

If you have tested positive for COVID-19:

➢      The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a 10 day isolation period from the date of a positive test for those who are infected with Covid-19, but remain asymptomatic.

If you are unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated (less than 2 weeks out from your final dose of COVID-19 vaccine) and have had close contact with a known case of COVID-19:

➢     You must quarantine away from others for a minimum of 10 days after the last day of contact with the known case of Covid-19. In order to end the 10 day quarantine, a Covid-19 test should be done immediately after the last date of contact and again 5 days after the date of last contact.  Test results must be negative.  You must also remain asymptomatic for the entire duration of the quarantine. If symptoms develop test immediately.

➢     You can also do a 14 day quarantine.  Testing can be done in a similar fashion to a 10 day quarantine, but is not required.  Again, you must remain asymptomatic during the entire quarantine period. 

➢     You may be eligible for a 7 day quarantine if you do not live in campus housing.  You should speak with a Health Services provider to learn more details about this.

➢    Symptoms to watch include things such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, headache, body aches, sore throat, fatigue, congestion, or loss of taste or smell.

➢     Quarantine means you must separate yourself from others . Do not go to work, school, or any other place outside the home.  If you live on campus, there are rooms available for students to safely quarantine. If you live in campus housing, you will need to complete the google form found on the UMD Campus Housing website.  UMD Health Services will contact you and work alongside housing to arrange alternate living spaces for quarantine.  https://housing.d.umn.edu/

➢     If you live off campus, separate yourself from other people in your home. As much as possible, stay in your room and away from other people in your home. Use a separate bathroom, if available.

➢      A face mask MUST be worn if you need to be around other people, limit time spent with others to as minimal as possible.  Wash hands thoroughly.

➢     Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol. Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.

➢     Stay away from people who may be at high-risk for getting very sick from COVID-19, including people with health conditions like asthma, diabetes, heart disease, liver disease, severe obesity, and those who have weakened immune systems.

If you are fully vaccinated (more than 2 weeks from your final dose of COVID-19 vaccine) and have had close contact with a known case of COVID-19 

➢      Quarantine is not necessary, however, you should be tested 3-5 days after the date of last exposure, monitor for symptoms, and wear a mask at all times until negative test results return.  If you test positive you must isolate for 10 days from the date of the test.

If you have had a laboratory confirmed case of COVID-19 infection within the last 90 days and are exposed to a known case of COVID-19

➢      No testing is required and no quarantine is necessary. However, you should wear a mask for 14 days in all indoor environments and monitor for the development of symptoms.  Testing should be done if symptoms develop. 

Important links for COVID Information

Please visit the U of M system wide webpage for the most recent UMN COVID-19 information.  https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-events/covid-19

Please visit the UMD webpage for UMD campus updates for COVID-19 information: https://safe-campus.d.umn.edu/covid-dashboard

Link to UMD COVID page https://www.d.umn.edu/coronavirus/

Link to MDH   https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/index.html

Link to CDC https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

CDC Covid-19 symptom link   https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/coronavirus-self-checker.html