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UMN RESOURCES & INFORMATION ON COVID-19

UPDATED MONDAY, APRIL 6

We have assembled a list of University of Minnesota resources related to COVID-19 below. 

If you become aware of additional resources, please email us at ias@umn.edu with additional information we can share.

IAS STATEMENT ON COVID-19
REGARDING SUSPENDED EVENTS

UPDATED TUESDAY, MARCH 17

As we hope you are already aware, our top priority remains your health, safety, and the well-being of our community. Following the recommendations of the State of Minnesota, we have suspended all events for the remainder of Spring 2020. We remain in close communication with our speakers and are working to reschedule events to a later semester.
 
We plan to share a variety of resources from our speakers as possible, and will also be revisiting videos and other resources of past IAS events over the coming weeks. Stay tuned for announcements about rescheduled events, resources, and videos on our Facebook, Twitter, weekly newsletter, and website. 
 
In accordance with new University of Minnesota policy, all IAS employees will be working from home and our offices will be closed until further notice. If you need to reach us, our individual contact information is here, or you can reach us generally at ias@umn.edu
 
We urge all members of our community to act with compassion and concern for those who have been affected by the COVID-19 virus and other infectious diseases worldwide. Acts of exclusion, harassment, and hate speech do nothing to prevent viruses and other illnesses from spreading; instead, such actions simply impair our abilities to work together as a community at a crucial time. We stand in solidarity with those who have been targeted, both directly and indirectly, by racist and xenophobic words and actions associated with these outbreaks.
 
Those with specific questions regarding how the University of Minnesota is responding to the challenges of COVID-19 can check for the most up-to-date information on the Safe Campus website
 
Thank you, as always, for your patience and understanding as we work together to keep our community strong and healthy. 
 
Warm regards,
The IAS Staff
 

 

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 — THURSDAY, MARCH 12 —

     

As the challenges presented by COVID-19 continue to change rapidly, the University of Minnesota’s top priority remains the health, safety, and well-being of our community.
 
While there are no known cases of COVID-19 reported in our system as of today, March 12, as a precautionary measure to mitigate the risk of exposure to our University community, the IAS is suspending the next three IAS Thursday events: March 19, March 26, and April 2.
 
During this time we will continue to monitor the situation and will determine appropriate measures for the remainder of the semester's events. We are in close communication with our speakers and will follow up with announcements regarding whether events will be cancelled or postponed to a later date, including to a later semester.
 
Please feel free to reach out to us if you have questions. We will be keeping our Facebook, Twitter, and this website updated as event statuses change, and will send updates via our weekly newsletter as well. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
 
We urge all members of our community to act with compassion and concern for those who have been affected by the COVID-19 virus and other infectious diseases worldwide. Acts of exclusion, harassment, and hate speech do nothing to prevent viruses and other illnesses from spreading; instead, such actions simply impair our abilities to work together as a community at a crucial time. We stand in solidarity with those who have been targeted, both directly and indirectly, by racist and xenophobic words and actions associated with these outbreaks.
 
Those with specific questions regarding how the University of Minnesota is responding to the challenges of COVID-19 may contact healthresponse@umn.edu and can check for the most up-to-date information on the Safe Campus website.
 
Be healthy, safe, and well.
 
Warm regards,
The IAS Staff