COVID-19: Resources and Procedures

(Updated June 1, 2023)

Following MDH guidance for institutions of higher education, Augsburg University has updated its policies and procedures to reflect the end of the federal COVID-19 public health emergency declaration on May 11, 2023.

Tested Positive or Exposed to COVID-19?

Stay home and stay away from others if you are sick. Whether you are vaccinated or not, we recommend you get a COVID-19 test when you are experiencing symptoms. 

Follow CDC guidelines on what to do if you were exposed to COVID-19 or receive a positive test. Students, faculty, and staff should also continue to complete the Augsburg self-reporting form following a positive test or exposure. 

  • If you have tested positive, you will receive information and timelines for isolation and masking. 
  • If you have been exposed to someone with COVID, you will receive information and timelines for masking and testing. 

Faculty and staff are sometimes the first to hear from students that they are ill or received a positive COVID-19 test. If you hear that a student has tested positive or been exposed, please encourage them to complete the Augsburg self-reporting form to receive important information and timelines.  

While vaccines remain the most effective way to prevent COVID-19 infection, there are also treatments available for people who are infected with the disease. These treatments may help individuals avoid severe illness, hospitalization, and death. Find out more about treatment options and test-to-treat locations.

Vaccination Policy

As of June 2023, Augsburg no longer requires students or employees to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19, but strongly recommends that everyone stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines for their age group. 

COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States are safe and effective at protecting people from getting seriously ill, being hospitalized, and dying. Vaccines can offer added protection to people who had COVID-19, including protection against being hospitalized from a new infection.

Need Help?

The People’s Center Cedar Riverside Clinic provides low-cost services available by contract to Augsburg students and community members, including COVID-19 testing and vaccination. The clinic accepts most insurance and is located one block west of Augsburg at 425 20th Ave S, Minneapolis.

For more information about COVID-19, visit the CDC’s COVID-19 website or Minnesota COVID-19 Response.