COVID-19 Response Information

For information about the CRRSAA and the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II), please visit our CRRSAA Frequently Asked Questions page.
For information about the CARES Act and the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), or to view Rasmussen University's HEERF Reports, please visit our CARES Act Frequently Asked Questions page.

For your own health and that of those in your community, Rasmussen University strongly recommends that everyone follow the "Your Health" COVID-19 guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This guidance includes recommendations regarding what to do if you are feeling sick and guidance regarding quarantine and isolation, links to which are found below.

Feeling Sick?

Quarantine & Isolation

We also remind you that we urge everyone to get vaccinated and remain up to date with boosters. The most important steps you can take to protect yourself and others are to get vaccinated, stay up to date on boosters, wash your hands, test when you have symptoms and stay home when you are feeling unwell. Regardless of the status of any government-imposed mandates for a particular campus or central office location, individuals may choose to wear a mask based on their personal health preference. We help make our communities safer when we all do our part.

As always, the University will continue to comply as required with any mandates set forth by local, state and federal government agencies that apply to our facilities or work sites. All students and employees are expected to regularly review and comply with the remaining government-imposed mandates impacting the Rasmussen location you attend, which are detailed on this document: Your Health & COVID-19 Mandated Requirements. Changes will be maintained on this hyperlinked document and communicated to the impacted students and/or employees as they occur.

Previous COVID-19 Updates

January 25, 2022 4:00 p.m. An update to our COVID-19 Preparedness Plan
December 20, 2021 3:00 p.m. An update to our COVID-19 Preparedness Plan
July 30, 2021 3:00 p.m. An update to our COVID-19 Preparedness Plan
July 6, 2021 11:00 a.m. An update to our COVID-19 Preparedness Plan
June 1, 2021 4:45 p.m. Important Update: Summer 2021 Term at Rasmussen University
May 18, 2021 2:00 p.m. Preparedness Plan Clarification following CDC Update
April 30, 2021 4:00 p.m. An update to our COVID-19 Preparedness Plan
March 3, 2021 8:00 a.m. Emergency Financial Aid Grants for Students
March 1, 2021 11:00 a.m. Important Update: Spring 2021 Term at Rasmussen University
February 8, 2021 5:00 p.m. An update to our COVID-19 Preparedness Plan
December 1, 2020 5:00 p.m. Important Update: Winter 2021 Term at Rasmussen College
November 23, 2020 5:00 p.m. Staying Safe this Thanksgiving Holiday
October 16, 2020 5:00 p.m. An update to our COVID-19 Preparedness Plan
October 1, 2020 5:00 p.m. An update to our COVID-19 Preparedness Plan
September 8, 2020 5:00 p.m. Congratulations 2019/2020 Graduates!
August 27, 2020 5:00 p.m. Important Update: Fall 2020 Term at Rasmussen College
August 12, 2020 10:00 a.m. Important Reminders related to Residential Instruction
August 10, 2020 3:00 p.m. Important Reminders related to Residential Instruction
July 29, 2020 10:40 a.m. An update to masking protocols in the COVID-19 Preparedness Plan
June 29, 2020 2:30 p.m. Important Update: July start date at Rasmussen College
June 22, 2020 3:00 p.m. Preparedness Plan for residential and clinical courses
June 17, 2020 4:00 p.m. Plans for returning to on-campus instruction and COVID-19 Preparedness Plan
June 5, 2020 1:00 p.m. Plans for upcoming virtual graduation
May 21, 2020 6:00 p.m. Update regarding the Summer and Fall 2020 Terms
May 21, 2020 8:00 a.m. CARES Act – Higher Education Emergency Relief Grants for Students
May 15, 2020 4:05 p.m. Update on future Rasmussen College graduation and pinning ceremonies
April 22, 2020 5:15 p.m. Students enrolled in their last quarter of the Practical Nursing diploma, Professional Nursing Associate's degree, or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (A-BSN Entrance Options) programs in the Spring Quarter 2020
April 20, 2020 4:00 p.m. Decisions regarding future Rasmussen College graduation and pinning ceremonies
April 13, 2020 12:45 p.m. New students starting in May
April 3, 2020 2:10 p.m. All students
April 3, 2020 12:20 p.m. New students starting in Law Enforcement Academic Certificate, Law Enforcement Skills Certificate and Law Enforcement Associate’s degree programs
April 1, 2020 11:00 a.m. Update related to admissions requirements in the Healthcare Certificate, Healthcare Associate’s degree, and Health Sciences Associate’s degree programs that include E102 Pathway to Patient Care Seminar Course
March 26, 2020 6:55 p.m. Students who are new starts, re-entered or transferred—either programs or campuses
March 26, 2020 5:30 p.m. School of Health Sciences students
March 24, 2020 5:15 p.m. All students
March 19, 2020 2:45 p.m. Students enrolled in Field Experience Courses of Early Childhood Education programs
March 18, 2020 5:50 p.m. Wisconsin students
March 17, 2020 6:30 p.m. Wisconsin students
March 17, 2020 All students
March 15, 2020 Students enrolled in Practical Nursing, Professional Nursing, and Bachelor of Science (pre-licensure entrance options) programs
March 14, 2020 Students enrolled in Bachelor Completer programs utilizing the 6-week session/12-week quarter academic calendar
March 13, 2020 All students
March 6, 2020 All students

  1. 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.
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