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.
- 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.