Coming to Campus during Spring Semester
Spring Semester at South Central College runs from January 11 - May 12, 2021. South Central College, in coordination with the Minnesota State system and healthcare agencies, has implemented the following procedures to ensure a safe return to the campus spring semester, with particular emphasis on the high risk time in the first three weeks of the semester.
- Face Coverings: Cloth Face Masks will continue to be required for all students at all times while on campus. Neck Gators and Bandanas are not acceptable face coverings.
- Campus Entrances: All current students should use the following doors to attend classes.
The Faribault Campus will continue to have only one entrance, Door 4.
The North Mankato Campus will have different entrances for various Groups:
- Current Students: Doors 15 and 30
- Visitors and Potential Students visiting the Welcome Center: Door 1
- Employees: Doors 1, 15 and 30
- Social Distancing: Everyone is required to continue to maintain a distance of at least six feet from others when on campus. Socializing in groups outside of classrooms/labs is also discouraged, with formal gathering spaces continuing to be closed at this time.
- Screening Tool: Every day you plan to be on campus for more than 15 minutes, you must complete a short health self-assessment utilizing our online Screening Tool before entering the facility (For more details, see the Video Tutorial and Frequently Asked Questions.
- COVID-19 Symptoms, Positive Test or Exposure: If you are experiencing symptoms, have tested positive, or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, please do not come to campus. You should begin a period of quarantine for 14 days from the date of last contact with the positive case and contact your instructor.
- COVIDAwareMN: Consider downloading the Minnesota Department of Health’s free COVIDawareMN app, which will notify you if you have been near someone who tested positive for COVID-19 and anonymously notify anyone you have been near if you test positive.
- Preparedness Plan: If you did not already do so for Fall Semester, before coming back to campus for the first time for Spring Semester, you will need to review SCC's Back-to-Campus Preparedness Plan and then complete the COVID-19 Permission to be on Campus Form.
- Enhanced Cleaning and Sanitation: SCC continues to strictly follow the protocols recommended by the Minnesota Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and our state leaders.
- Enforcement: To help ensure everyone's safety, failure to comply with the above requirements will result in being asked to immediately leave campus., with student violations adjudicated according to student code of conduct procedure and employee violations subject to disciplinary action.
College Case Status
The number of COVID-19 cases at all Minnesota State colleges and universities is available on the Minnesota State Case Reporting Dashboard. To access our college's current data, select "South Central College" in the institution list.
- SCC confirmed cases during the last recorded week as of 1/20: 3 students and 0 employees
- SCC confirmed cases during the past recorded month as of 1/20: 19 students and 0 employees
The well-being of our students, faculty, and staff is of the utmost importance. South Central College continues to work with the Minnesota State system, healthcare agencies, and others, to take the precautions necessary to protect the health and safety of all.
Spring Semester Classes are being held online, on-campus, and in a combination of online and on-campus (hybrid) depending upon the program:
- Classes with hands-on components are being held completely on campus or with a combination of on-campus and online instruction (hybrid).
- Classes without hands-on components will be held online.