A tool to help determine how long you need to isolate, quarantine, or other steps to prevent the spreading of COVID-19. People with COVID-19 and close contacts should follow the recommendations outlined on link below. These recommendations do not change based on COVID-19 community levels.
Beginning March 29, Minnesotans will be able to order two test kits (for a total of four tests) per home through an online ordering system. Minnesota has secured 500,000 test kits (for a total of 1 million at-home tests) and the program will be available until all the test kits are ordered. Minnesota will use this program as a model for providing more access to COVID-19 rapid testing in the months ahead.
Minnesotans will be able to visit mn.gov/covid19 to request two test kits, or four total tests, per household. Tests will be available starting on Tuesday, March 29, and will be available until supply has been exhausted. If this program proves successful and valuable for Minnesotans, the State will count on it as a key part of the response to future case surges.
The State of Minnesota’s at-home PCR testing program through Vault Health will end on March 31. Minnesotans who have Vault PCR tests at home will be able to use them until they expire, or until December 31, 2022, whichever is first.
Minnesotans have other options to access COVID-19 testing:
UPDATE: March 3, 2022
Riverland will no longer require the wearing of face masks in public indoor spaces as a COVID-19 pandemic mitigation strategy effective Friday, March 4, 2022.
The change in strategy from required to optional is college-wide.
It is prudent to remain cautious. The sensible precautions of diligent handwashing, physical distancing, staying home if sick, and covering sneezes and coughs will help all of us stay healthy and safe as we plan and participate in upcoming gatherings.
NEW REPORTING PROCESS: If you need to report a positive COVID-19 result please send an email to our new secure address: email@example.com.
We are taking this mitigation measure in response to the increase in cases of COVID-19, including the Delta variant, especially among the unvaccinated. Counties where Riverland campuses are located have a "high" or “substantial” level of transmission and with the proximity of our campuses (CDC COVID Data Tracker) we are taking precautions collegewide in all Riverland buildings. The CDC recommends this step because the latest research finds that vaccinated individuals can spread the Delta variant to others. We will continue to monitor rates and adjust our approach should transmission rates change.
For more information, see the CDC COVID Data Tracker.
Now is a great time to get your flu vaccine! You can even get your COVID-19 vaccine at the same time. Everyone age 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine each year. Everyone age 5 years and older should get a COVID-19 vaccine.
One arm at a time. One bandage at a time. Let's band together to control this year's flu and slow the spread of COVID-19 - for all of us.