COVID-19 Testing before Thanksgiving

The Minnesota Department of Health is urging all college and university students to get tested for COVID-19 prior Thanksgiving, November 26. MDH is particularly concerned about individuals age 18 - 35 without symptoms who may be unknowingly spreading the virus. Employees of SCC are also encouraged to get tested before the holiday as well. To help increase testing in Minnesota, Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan recently announced the addition of new testing locations to be opened over the next two weeks. All testing will be free and available to anyone who wants to be tested whether they have symptoms or not, and it will not require insurance. Visit the MDH website to learn about COVID-19 Testing Options and Locations.

Coming to Campus

Prepare: South Central College has created a Preparedness Plan. All students, employees, and visitors are asked to review the plan and complete a COVID-19 Permission to be on Campus Form before coming back to campus for the first time.

Assess: Each day that you plan to be on campus for more than 15 minutes, you will need to complete a short health self-assessment using our web-based COVID-19 Screening Tool before entering the building. This applies to all individuals on campus whether it be for class, work, or another purpose per state policy. For more details, see the following video tutorial and Frequently Asked Questions.

Protect:  Face masks or coverings and six-foot social distancing are required throughout the campus. 

Contact:  If you wish to visit South Central College for purposes other than taking an in-person class or utilizing the open computer lab, please consider calling or emailing us before coming on campus. If you are a current or new student, our student affairs team is ready to serve you via phone, email, or virtual appointments. Reach out to them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 507-389-7200. 

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 week of November 5 - 11:   3 students and 4 employees 
  • SCC confirmed cases since the beginning of Fall Semester on August 24:  12 students and 7 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.

Information for:

Fall Semester

Fall 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). The hands-on elements of these classes will be completed by Thanksgiving, November 26, at which time they too will go entirely online.
  • Classes without hands-on components will be held online.