COVID-19 Information


Stay Safe MN

  • Currently, in accordance with CDC guidance, all employees, students, vendors and guests must wear a mask in all indoor public areas of all Riverland Buildings regardless of vaccination status.

    Complimentary masks are available inside our main entrances.

    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.

  • Vaccinations are now available to everyone 12 and older in the state of Minnesota. Riverland will not require vaccines but will continue to encourage vaccinations to all students and employees. Explore this link for resources
  • Please continue to stay home if you are feeling ill and encourage others to do the same.
  • Continue handwashing practices and use sanitizer when handwashing is not possible.
  • Business that rent space in our campus buildings may have their own safety protocols. Please check with them directly to determine what restrictions they may have.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT?
  • We no longer require the screening tool prior to coming to campus and our entrances will be cleared. You will see more doors to each building are now open.
  • Social Distancing signage and markers will be removed but maintaining distance from others is still a best practice. There is no longer a need to limit class sizes because of social distancing requirements. We will restore class furniture arrangement to pre-covid status. The only caveat is if local infection and vaccination rates dictate otherwise.  
  • Some Academic programs may require personal protective equipment (PPE) if required by that industry/program or if very close contact is imminent. Expectations will be communicated by your instructor(s).
  • There have been changes in the isolation and quarantine protocols. See Isolation and Quarantine Protocols