COVID-19 is impacting our community in many ways. Keep up with recent University developments at the Safe Campus website. We will continue to add resources below as we find them. Please continue the use of non-pharmaceutical interventions (washing hands with soap and water or using hand sanitizer when soap/water is not available, covering your sneeze or cough, staying home when you are sick) and make good choices about social distancing.
State of MN food assistance information and additional links for getting food help right now.
Eviction Suspension - Governor Walz announced a suspension of evictions as of March 24 through the peace time emergency. Please don't think this means you shouldn't pay your rent. You signed a legal binding contract that you would pay your rent in full and that still stands. If you are thinking about breaking your rental contract, check your lease for any breakage fees you may incur. If you have a two month penalty for breaking, and you have a two month notice with five months left in your contract ending in August, you'll want to give notice by March 31 to save one month's rent. After that, there may be no financial benefit to breaking the lease. Please contact your landlord directly to discuss your options and explain any extenuating circumstances. While no eviction proceedings can be initiated now, that does not mean they can't be initiated later on when the peace time emergency is lifted if you are in default of your contract. An eviction on your record down the road could prevent you from securing rental housing in the future. Avoid it if at all possible. Instead, talk with your landlord about a possible repayment plan.
Student Emergency Funds - contact your Academic Advisor or One Stop to begin the application process and share what your needs are.
**If you think you have COVID-19, please call before going to any health care provider**
Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work. Use disinfectants appropriate for the surface.
Linens, Clothing, and Other Items That Go in the Laundry
Resource information compiled by a great network of Academic Advisors and other resources at the University (thank you for sharing) as well as information from the CDC.gov site.