Workplace Guide

For Employees

Updated May 11, 2022

Mask Requirement Lifted for Classrooms May 12

Starting May 12, 2022, masks are not required in classrooms and instructional spaces. Spaces that will continue to require a masks are:

  • In posted healthcare settings
  • In settings where Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required due to envirionmental or hazardous materials conteitions
  • Isolation and quarantine spaces.

Individuals may choose to wear a mask in other indoor and outdoor settings. In making decisions about masking, everyone is encouraged to consider local conditions. Mask and other policies may be updated in the future as public health circumstances change. For more information about the change, see the Safe Campus COVID-19 Updates.

Free COVID-19 Home Tests for Health Plan Members

Get up to eight at-home COVID-19 testing kits every 30 days for each person in your household as long as they are covered by your health insurance. Visit a participating pharmacy and buy an approved test, or submit a form to be reimbursed for tests bought elsewhere. Learn how at z.umn.edu/Benefits. You can compare your testing options and costs here.

 

Updated Isolation and Quarantine Guidance

As of January 12, 2022, recommended isolation time for those with a positive COVID-19 test (regardless of vaccination status) should isolate for five days if they have no symptoms, or symptoms are resolving (including 24 hours without fever). Quarantine guidance has also been adjusted and varies by vaccination status.

For more information about COVID-19 procedures and safety, see President Gabel’s January 12 message, or the University COVID-19 Response webpage.