COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Case Update

During the past week, 22 new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported (up from 15) for a current total of 37 active positive cases (up from 23).

The total number of students on- and off-campus who are currently quarantining stands at 42, with those currently isolating at 62.

The university remains in Level 2 (Yellow) of its Campus Safety Levels. See more details on WSU’s COVID-19 dashboard.

Two-Week Self-Imposed Quarantine & COVID-19 Testing

Starting Monday, Nov. 16, WSU Administration will enact a 14-day self-imposed campus quarantine in an effort to reduce the number of people physically present on campus for the next two weeks and deter the spread of COVID-19 over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

This self-imposed quarantine limits all non-essential activities for the next two weeks. In-person classes, work, and obtaining food are considered essential and will continue.

Additionally, the Minnesota Department of Health is urging all college and university students to get tested prior to the Thanksgiving holiday or other opportunities to gather.

The MDH believes the possibility of continued spread of the virus as young people visit family and friends for Thanksgiving poses a serious risk.

Get a COVID-19 Test Today

Learn how to get a COVID-19 test at WSU Health and Wellness Services if you have had symptoms or been in contact with someone who has tested positive.

Testing locations in town offer COVID-19 tests even if you have no symptoms or known contact with the virus.

Minnesota offers free, at-home COVID-19 saliva testing for people who believe they need to be tested, with or without symptoms.

We are Here for You

Being a college student isn’t only about academics – there’s so much more going on in your life outside the classroom too. That’s why WSU provides free support services to all students.

Our support staff are ready to do what they do best and help you to achieve your goals.

Advising, tutoring, career exploration, health services, mental health counseling—all these support systems and more are here for you.

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What Can I Do?

Spice up your life and try a new recipe from the collection our International Students have created and shared.

If you live on campus, join your residence hall Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/HousingWSU/groups/ ) to see what’s going on. Your RAs are busy planning all sorts of events — and you don’t have to bundle up and go outside to attend.

Mental Health Check-In

When we’re busy all the time with deadlines and exams, with work, even with fun things like chatting with friends and scrolling social media, it’s easy to lose touch with yourself.

WSU Counselor Mick Lynch explains how to check in with yourself in just three simple steps:

  1. Pause
  2. Breathe
  3. Focus

Check in on your thoughts, your emotions and your physical body to recognize when something isn’t right and figure out what you need.

All-University COVID-19 Forum

Hear from WSU leadership about COVID-19 planning, response and decision-making as well as space for questions from 2 – 3:30pm on Wednesday, Nov. 18 via Zoom.

Learn More

See all the prior COVID-19 Student Updates.

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