COVID-19 FAQs: Anoka-Ramsey's Response

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COVID-19 FAQs: Anoka-Ramsey's Response


Please find answers to frequently asked questions related to Anoka-Ramsey’s response to the evolving COVID-19 situation.

Faculty and staff should visit Anoka-Ramsey and Anoka Tech’s COVID-19 Resources and Updates for more information (login required).

  • Anoka-Ramsey is working closely with Minnesota State and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) to evaluate and convey information, guidance and response related to COVID-19. Operational decisions will continue to align with all local, state and federal policies and orders related to the mitigation of COVID-19. As we plan to return many courses and services to campus, the college will continue to prioritize academic and service operations and the health and safety of our community.

  • Anoka-Ramsey’s Pandemic Planning Team meets regularly to respond to changing guidance in a coordinated way. This team is comprised of leaders across both Anoka-Ramsey and Anoka Tech including the executive team, Academic and Student Affairs, Public Safety, Communications, Facilities, Human Resources, Information Technology and Environmental Safety.

    Don Lewis, Vice President of Finance and Administration has been appointed by President Kent Hanson as the Pandemic Administrator in charge.

  • Anoka-Ramsey works closely with state and local health authorities to identify and implement the steps needed to protect the community at the time the case is identified. Depending on the circumstances, this could include guidance on testing, isolation, or masking, as directed by MDH. Positive cases of COVID-19 should be reported to public safety at

  • Yes campus is open to students, faculty, and staff, as well as prospective students. See building and service hours for more information.

  • Campuses are open. Information on building hours and access can be found here.

    Those coming to campus should familiarize themselves with our new procedures:

    Review on-campus safety policies (full)

  • Some meetings and events will be held in-person and others will be hosted virtually. Athletics programs will continue. For all in-person activities and events, the college follows current recommendations for health and safety from the Minnesota Department of Health and the CDC.

  • Our Admissions staff is pleased to offer virtual visits and information sessions, as well as in-person visits by appointment. Learn more.

    Additionally, some events will be resuming on campus, following MDH and CDC guidance for health and safety.


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