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Coronavirus COVID-19

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Anoka Tech is committed to decision-making that prioritizes community safety and offering an extraordinary academic experience for our students.

Health Screening Tool 

We require all visitors to campus, including students, staff, faculty, contractors and vendors, complete and submit a COVID-19 Self-Assessment. Assessments must be completed every day an individual plans to be on campus.

ANOKA TECH COVID-19 SELF-ASSESSMENT

Spring Break 2021

With spring break and warmer weather coming soon, all are encouraged to review advisories from the Centers for Disease Control and Minnesota Department of Health regarding domestic and international travel.

If you are planning to travel please review advisories and information to ensure the need to quarantine upon your return doesn’t impact your ability to do your work or complete classes. 

Student COVID-19 Testing

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is concerned that people ages 18 - 35 are driving the state’s community spread of COVID-19 to record highs, many of them with no symptoms and no way of knowing they are positive. MDH urges all college and university students to get tested prior to holiday events or other opportunities to gather.

To make this possible, Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan announced a significant expansion in COVID-19 testing access. All testing will be free and available to anyone who wants to be tested whether they have symptoms or not, and it will not require insurance.

Learn more about COVID-19 testing options from MDH, find COVID-19 testing sites, get COVID-19 testing basics, learn more about COVID-19 diagnostic tests and review student COVID-19 testing FAQs.

Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Sign up for updates about vaccination rollout in Minnesota, including alerts about your eligibility, learn more about MDH's COVID-19 vaccine distribution and review Minnesota vaccination data.

COVID-19 and Anoka Tech

 Student Services and Resources

Diseases can make anyone sick regardless of their race or ethnicity. People of Asian descent, including Chinese Americans, are not more likely to get COVID-19 than any other American. Help stop fear by letting people know that being of Asian descent does not increase the chance of getting or spreading COVID-19. Source CDC

UPDATES FROM ANOKA TECH AND MINNESOTA STATE

Building Hours and Access

NOTE: Service hours may differ from building hours. Those coming to campus are encouraged to contact individual service providers/offices to confirm available hours.

Building Access

Campus is currently closed to the public. Building access is currently limited to the locations listed below.

  • Door E1 (main entrance facing east parking lot)
  • Door S3 (south side, mid-way, facing Hwy 10, leads into cafeteria)
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    Building Hours

    Monday to Friday
    6:30 am to (Typically) 8 pm 
    (Subject to Change)

    Computer Lab Hours

    Monday to Thursday
    7 am to 5 pm

    Friday
    7 am to 4 pm

    Bookstore Hours

    Monday to Thursday
    10 am to 4 pm

    Friday
    Closed

    Dining Services

    Closed until further notice. Grab-and-go sandwiches available at the Bookstore daily.

    COVID-19 Prevention, Testing & Vaccination

    Prevention

    Anoka Tech – with guidance from Minnesota State and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) – is closely monitoring the developing situation related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We are committed to taking steps necessary to protect the health and safety of our faculty, our staff and students. We are committed to taking steps necessary to protect the health and safety of our faculty, our staff and students. There are things our community can do (or continue doing) to help stop the spread.

    • Wash your hands frequently for a minimum of 20 seconds (sing happy birthday 3 times!)
    • Wear a mask
    • Remain physically distant (6 feet) from others
    • Stay home when you are sick or been in close contact with someone who tests positive
    • Seek testing and/or advice from your medical provider
    Testing

    In November 2020, the State of Minnesota announced a significant expansion in COVID-19 testing access, with the addition of more than a dozen new testing locations opening across the state. All testing will be free and available to anyone who wants to be tested whether they have symptoms or not and it will not require insurance.
    Options for testing can be found via MDH's website, including nasal swab community testing events, saliva community testing sites, home tests, and a map of testing locations throughout the state.

    If you test positive for COVID-19 please contact the Office of Public Safety at COVID19.Health@anokatech.edu.

    Vaccination

    The State of Minnesota is committed to the equitable distribution of a safe, FDA-approved vaccine for protection against COVID-19. 

    Detailed information about vaccine availability, distribution and planning is available via MDH's website

    FAQs

    For more information on Anoka Tech’s response to COVID-19, please visit our Coronavirus COVID-19 FAQ pages. 
    COVID-19 FAQS: Anoka Tech's response
    COVID-19 FAQS: Students
    COVID-19 FAQS: Student COVID-19 Testing
    COVID-19 FAQS: Staff/Faculty
    COVID-19 FAQS: Health Screening Tool

    Other Resources

    Contact

    MN Dept of Health HOTLINE
    Health questions:
    651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903
    7 am to 7 pm

    Schools and child care questions:
    651-297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504
    7 am to 7 pm

    Don Lewis
    Vice President of Administration & Finance

    Mary Jacobson
    Chief Marketing & Communications Officer

    Cliff Anderson
    Director of Public Safety
    612-437-5335

    Email Anoka Tech with COVID-19 health questions and concerns

    Office of Public Safety

    Accounts Payable