The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has issued a guidance intended for intercollegiate sports activities only, relevant under the Executive Order 20‐01 (EO 20‐01) in effect from Sunday, January 10, 2021, with key requirements that impact intercollegiate sports and athletics. Under EO 20‐21, multi‐team (greater than two teams) events or tournaments are not allowed until January 14, 2021.
This guidance document outlines prevention strategies to reduce the spread of COVID‐19 during sports activities. This document is intended for organizers and participants of college sports. In‐person organized sports activities for intercollegiate athletics must follow the requirements described in the guidance.
Read MDH's COVID‐19 Intercollegiate Sports Guidance for Higher Education.
Today, Governor Tim Walz announced the release of Minnesota’s free app COVIDaware MN, an app that will notify citizens if they’ve been near someone who tested positive for COVID‐19. If a someone tests positive, they can use the app to anonymously notify anyone they’ve been near.
The free exposure notification app can help Minnesotans make sure they are staying as safe as possible and can take action to keep their family and community safe. By understanding exposure risk, Minnesotans can make more informed decisions about their health.
Download COVIDaware MN today from the Google Play Store or App Store, and encourage your colleagues, family members, and friends to do the same. The app is free and does not collect any personal information or track your location.