Vaccination & Testing


Mask protocol:

  • Masks are required indoors for everyone, vaccinated or unvaccinated. View the University’s official Face Covering Protocol.

SPH mask distribution:

  • Students: Beginning Jan. 24, 2022, N95 masks will be available in SPH Student Services, Mayo A395, for SPH students to pick up during regular business hours (M-TH, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.). Note: Only SPH students can pick up masks from this location.
  • Additional masks: KN95 and other high quality masks will be available free of charge for students to pick up at the following locations, starting  Jan. 18:
    • Coffman Student Union, Student Activities Office (first floor, west end)
    • Recreation and Wellness Center, main lobby/entrances
    • West Bank Skyway, Gopher Express
    • St. Paul Student Center, Room 42 (lower level)
    • St. Paul Gym, main lobby/entrances

Effective masks and mask fittings:

U Card

Upon returning to campus, some buildings will require a U Card to enter: Make sure you have a U Card

International Students

Information and support for international students: UMN International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) website

Classroom Air Quality

  • HVAC systems in all 780 classrooms on the UMN Twin Cities campus have been tested and meet CDC, OSHA, and ASHRAE guidelines

Contact Us

SPH offices:

Students are also encouraged to contact their program coordinator with questions.

UMN Graduate School offices:

Student FAQs

  • Most SPH courses will be conducted in-person, with some online as well. Additional details regarding Spring 2022 instruction were shared in this email sent Jan. 11.
  • SPH will adhere to the University’s Face Coverings Protocol for class attendance and participation in other in-person events.
  • Individuals whose unique circumstances require an exception to this protocol, as indicated by a medical or similar subject matter professional, may request one from the Disability Resource Center.
  • Yes. SPH partners with One Stop Student Services to provide and administer emergency funding for SPH students. This funding is available for, but is not limited to: assistance with food/rent, temporary housing, space to self-quarantine, loss of job/income, and technology equipment support (laptops, WiFi, etc.). The goal of the program is to get students the relief you need as quickly as possible.
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