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Rasmussen University is committed to ensuring that your educational journey remains uninterrupted to the greatest extent possible and will continue to provide important updates regarding your academic schedule. If you have further questions or concerns regarding the University’s response to COVID-19, please reach out to your advisor.
In June 2020, Rasmussen University released its COVID-19 Preparedness Plan (“the Preparedness Plan”) outlining the protocols and precautions the University will follow to provide a safe and healthy learning and working environment during the pandemic.
The Preparedness Plan is a living document that is subject to change as we continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and the recommendations and guidelines set forth by local, state and federal health agencies, as well as the mandates set forth by local, state and federal government agencies.
A summary of the major changes and how they affect campus operations is outlined below. The current version of the COVID-19 Preparedness Plan can always be accessed online by clicking here.
All persons must wear a mask while indoors at a non-healthcare facility of Rasmussen University (including campuses, central offices or any other facility under the management and control of Rasmussen University) if, for the area in which the facility is located, the wearing of masks is: (1) recommended by the CDC or (2) required by governmental order (including but not limited to a governor’s executive order or a city- or county-level mandate).
Masks are not required at non-healthcare facilities of Rasmussen University in areas where no such recommendations or requirements are in effect.
Rasmussen University will monitor mask recommendations and requirements on at least a weekly basis and will communicate to students and employees accordingly.
The previous prohibitions on the use of communal areas, such as study areas and break rooms for students and faculty, are removed. Water fountains, vending machines and coffee makers, where available, may now be used.
Please direct any questions you may have to your campus’s local COVID-19 lead.
Residential Programs are identified as programs offered at a physical campus location which require a lab or clinical/externship/practicum component to be delivered in person at a time when there are no disruptions to campus operations. Rasmussen’s residential programs are: Health Sciences Associate of Applied Science - Medical Assisting, Healthcare Associate of Applied Science - Medical Assisting, Healthcare Associate of Science - Medical Assisting, Medical Assisting Diploma, Law Enforcement Associate of Applied Science, Law Enforcement Skills Certificate, Medical Laboratory Technician Associate of Applied Science, Nursing Bachelor of Science (excludes RN to BSN), Physical Therapist Assistant Associate of Applied Science, Physical Therapist Assistant Associate of Science, Practical Nursing Diploma, Professional Nursing Associate of Applied Science, Professional Nursing Associate of Science, Radiologic Technology Associate of Applied Science, Radiologic Technology Associate of Science, Surgical Technologist Associate of Applied Science, and Surgical Technologist Associate of Science.