Update: February 26, 2021
Faculty and staff are encouraged to continue working from home per the Minnesota governor’s executive order to “work from home whenever possible.”
Note: All classes are fully online through May 2021. The Warren E. Burger Law Library is open to Mitchell Hamline students and employees pursuant to special COVID-19 protocols.
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 February 19, 2021 through February 25, 2021|
|New cases||Cumulative cases|
|Public health data points for Ramsey and Hennepin Counties as of 02/13/21|
|Change in 7-day case rate per 10,000||14-day case rate per 10,000|
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
- Starting Feb. 15, campus entry requires health check-in on appPosted February 10App requirement and new website add to school’s ability to track COVID-19 Mitchell Hamline School of Law will require all people entering its campus building in St. Paul to self-screen with an app called #CampusClear, starting Monday, February 15. The app is a free and easy-to-use tool that asks visitors to answer one question about …
- Mitchell Hamline will remain entirely online in spring 2021Posted October 20Students at Mitchell Hamline School of Law will remain fully online for the upcoming J-term and spring semester. In an email to students on Monday, Oct. 19, President and Dean Anthony Niedwiecki noted “the public health situation has not changed appreciably since late July when we decided to teach remotely in the fall.” Below is …
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?There will be no meetings or events in the building until further notice. We expect to offer a wide variety of events online and continue to monitor public health conditions as we evaluate use of the campus.
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.