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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
Frequently Asked Questions



General/National Guidance and Information


What do I need to know about the Coronavirus Disease - 2019 (COVID-19)?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have provided this FactSheet on COVID-19:





What should I do if I am sick and diagnosed with COVID-19 or suspect I am infected with the virus that causes COVID-19? 

The CDC has provided this FactSheet outlining steps to help prevent the disease from spreading to people:



Q: What can students, faculty and staff do to protect themselves and each other? 

  • We encourage students, faculty and staff to cover their coughs and sneezes. Sneeze or cough into your upper arm or tissues. Throw away the tissue.
  • Practice good hand hygiene. Wash hands at least 20 seconds. Learn more here.
  • Those who feel sick are recommended to stay home until they are free of fever, signs of a fever, and any other symptoms for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines (e.g. cough suppressants).
  • Employees should notify their supervisor and stay home if they are sick, and seek medical attention depending on the severity of the symptoms.


Q: International travel, related to Minnesota State, has been suspended for students, faculty and staff. This includes study abroad programs. How does the travel suspension impact those traveling to HTC from international locations? (Examples:  guest speakers, candidates, potential students, family members)? 

There is no limit or restriction on those traveling from international locations to Minnesota State colleges, universities, or the Minnesota State system office. They will be subject to the protocols in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) depending on where they are coming from.