COVID-19 Response Information

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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.

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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.

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July 30, 2021 (3:00 p.m.)

COVID-19 Preparedness Plan Update

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.

Masking Protocols

  • 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.

Communal Areas

  • 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.

Previous COVID-19 Updates

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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