Update: September 17, 2021
Reminder: Masks Required!
- Everyone must wear a mask at all times in the building, except in single-person offices with a door (preferably closed) or in library study rooms occupied by one person.
Note: Faculty may remove their mask while teaching classes, if necessary, provided they take all reasonable measures to stay physically distanced from students. Faculty who are co-teaching would both need to be masked.
- All visitors to the building must wear a mask.
- Masks may be removed when eating and drinking. When eating and drinking near others, it is best to be outside or in large open spaces to allow for sufficient air flow. If this is not feasible, please maintain as much distance as possible.
Learn more about event protocols for fall semester.
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: Fall 2021 Campus Operations Mitigation Plan for information on how the alert levels correlate to activity on campus.
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Key COVID-19 questions
What is the law school’s vaccination policy?
Beginning August 1, 2021, all students and employees must be fully vaccinated to have access to MHSL’s buildings. (Fully vaccinated is generally defined as 2 weeks after the second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine).
All students are asked to update their vaccine status in their student record. Students should provide this information even if you do not plan to take in-person classes in the fall semester. Students will not be required to provide additional proof of vaccination. Students may update this form if their status changes.
NOTE: By providing information about their vaccine status, students are certifying that it is true and correct. Knowingly providing false information about vaccination status is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct and may be subject to a conduct investigation.
Are there any exceptions to the vaccine requirement?
There are no exceptions to the vaccine policy for the fall 2021 semester. Remote offerings are available to those who have not been vaccinated. Students who have concerns about the vaccine due to a documented disability, should contact disability services for assistance.
May I bring guests to campus?
Visitors are permitted in the law school building to: attend scheduled events and programs, pre-arranged individual or group meetings, and clinic appointments; use the library; or to conduct other business that has been organized by a member of the faculty/staff or a student. All visitors must complete a Visitor COVID-19 Self-Screening Form at the main entrance Security Desk to confirm they are fully vaccinated. At this time, the law school discourages drop-in visitors who are not using the library or have not arranged to meet with a Mitchell Hamline individual prior to coming to campus.