COVID-19 Information

Riverland is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our students, faculty, staff, and members of our campus community. To ensure this, we have developed a Back-to-Campus Preparedness Plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This plan is informed by the latest guidance from local, state, and federal government officials and public health authorities.

To help protect the health and safety of our community against COVID-19, Minnesota State is requiring the completion of an online screening by any student, employee, tenant or visitor prior to entering college property or shared spaces.


When Can I Come to Campus?

  • Adjusted Building Hours
  • Full-service, in-person operations are available at all campuses,
  • If possible, It is advised to call ahead for an appointment for faster and safer service.
  • Please consider continuing to use phone, email, and online options if that can fit your service needs.
  • COVID-19, On-Site/Day-Of, Screening Form is required each time you visit campus.

Where Do I Enter the Building?

Albert Lea Campus:

Austin Campus, East Building:

  • For Classes: Theatre Entrance (E4 door)
  • For Services, Success Center, Bookstore, Library and Computer Labs: Main Entrance (E7 door)
  • (Campus Map)

Austin Campus, West Building:

  • For Visitors and Students: South Entrance (W1 Door)
  • For Employees and Students: North Entrance (W3 Door)
  •  (Campus Map)

Owatonna Campus:

What Should I Expect?

  • Health screening checkpoints for students and guests
  • Reminders to lower the risk of becoming ill and spreading germs
  • Practice social distancing
  • Wear a face covering, A face covering that completely covers your mouth and nose is required in all Riverland buildings. This is especially important where social distancing of 6 feet or more is not possible. (Store masks in brown paper bag, not plastic, to minimize microbe growth)
  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water
  • Use hand sanitizer if washing hands is not possible

Please DO NOT enter the building if:

  1. If you have serious health conditions or risks that require you to stay home;
  2. If you feel sick; and/or
  3. If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, or have been potentially exposed to COVID-19. These symptoms and conditions may include:
    1. Any cold or flu-like symptoms in the last 14 days (e.g., fever, cough, sore throat, respiratory illness, difficulty breathing);
    2. Been in close contact with someone who has had COVID-19 within the last 14 days

STAY HOME if you are sick or not feeling well

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