Update: July 25, 2021
Reminder: Beginning August 1st, all students, faculty, and staff who will be on campus must be fully vaccinated.
Planning events for summer and fall 2021?
See new required protocols for school-sponsored events and activities, and complete the Event Request Form:
- Required Protocols for On-Campus, School-Sponsored Events and Activities related to hosting an event.
- 2021 Event Request Form
Current alert level
Alert levels for each week are based on public health data and internal campus data. Click any alert level for campus operations and mitigation.
See: Campus Operations and Mitigation Measures for information on how the alert levels correlate to activity on campus.
See: COVID-19 Data and Interpretation for how the data drives alert levels.
This dashboard provides information about COVID-19 positive cases involving only members of the Mitchell Hamline community who were present in the law school building during the infectious window period each week. The data is limited to cases reported to the law school by the individual or the Minnesota Department of Health.
Updated every Friday with data from the previous Friday through Thursday.
|Numbers for week of July 16, 2021 through July 22, 2021|
|New cases||Cumulative cases|
|Public health data points for Ramsey and Hennepin Counties as of|
|Change in 7-day case rate per 10,000||14-day case rate per 10,000|
|Ramsey County||1.33||not available|
|Hennepin County||1.47||not available|
Source: Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Weekly Report (updated every Thursday) Reported data represents a 2-week lag period.
Protocols and reporting
See Mitchell Hamline’s COVID-19 Health Protocols for details on entering campus, being on campus, and handling and reporting symptoms and exposure.
Use the #CampusClear app to report your health status and generate an all clear to visit campus. About #CampusClear
COVID-19 reporting form
Please complete this form if you have been:
- Diagnosed with COVID-19 or
- Exposed to a person who has been diagnosed with COVID-19
This form collects the key data needed for contact tracing in the event of a Mitchell Hamline community member being diagnosed with or exposed to someone with COVID-19.COVID-19 reporting form
- Mitchell Hamline hosts vaccination clinic Saturday, June 26Posted June 21Mitchell Hamline is hosting a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Saturday, June 26. Community members are welcome, and faculty and staff are encouraged to spread the word as widely as possible in their networks. All the details are in the flyer below—please spread the word!
- Starting Aug. 1, Mitchell Hamline faculty, staff, and students must be vaccinated to be on campusPosted May 17Mitchell Hamline School of Law administrators have announced all faculty, staff, and students must be fully vaccinated to be on campus for fall semester, effective Aug. 1. The email also noted plans for summer and fall classes, which will include some in-person classes this summer but more in-person offerings in the fall, subject to COVID …
Key COVID-19 questions
Why did the law school decide to go fully online?As Dean Niedwiecki wrote in his July 27 email letter to students, after considering the path of COVID-19, along with community concerns and Mitchell Hamline’s experience and expertise in delivering online education, the law school made the difficult decision to move to all remote classes for fall 2020. After continuing to monitor the public health data, the decision was announced on October 19 to remain online for spring classes in 2021.
Are there any events on campus?
Effective May 24, 2021
During the 2021 summer and fall semesters, the law school will gradually open the campus to various events and activities for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Because COVID-19 remains a public health concern, current health protocols will remain in place although adjustments will be made as vaccination rates increase and case numbers decrease. Other restrictions (reduced room/space occupancy; food/beverage service; choice of rooms/space) will apply to ensure a safe and healthy environment.
2021 Event Request Form for faculty and staff must be completed when planning an event for summer and fall 2021. Follow the link above for the form and Required Protocols for On-Campus, School-Sponsored Events, and Activities related to hosting an event.
What is the school doing to keep students and employees and the building safe?
The law school has created health protocols and developed various mitigation strategies to maintain a safe environment based on guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC). In addition, our medical consultant who specializes in occupational medicine and public health and an environmental hygienist have been retained by the law school to consult on these protocols and strategies. The health protocols will continue to be updated as more is learned about COVID-19 transmission to maintain health and safety for students, staff, and faculty.
The health protocols include:
- Requirement to stay home for students who are diagnosed or exposed to COVID-19 or are waiting for test results, and for students who are symptomatic
- Reducing the number students, faculty, and staff in the building
- Limiting capacity in common spaces to promote physical distancing
- Efforts to monitor where students are located in the library to assist in contact tracing
- A rigorous cleaning schedule to make sure all common spaces are cleaned regularly and between uses