Post-Thanksgiving Public Health Guidance

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and tests declined in Minnesota last week due to the Thanksgiving holiday, though hospitalizations did not. Public health officials are expecting to see a surge in cases beginning as early as this week and into mid-December as a result of people traveling and gathering over the Thanksgiving break.

If you were one of them, medical experts say you should assume you were exposed to the virus, quarantine for 10-14 days, and get tested 5-7 days after returning from the break.

There were no on-campus student cases reported for last week as of Monday morning, November 30, but cases may still be confirmed. Because of the high transmission rate in the region, everyone on campus is advised to continue to be vigilant about wearing masks and not gathering with others, especially indoors, during the final weeks of the semester.