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Covid TF Update

The COVID-19 Task Force met Friday, September 9th.   Minnesota Department of Health Update: Most of Minnesota (including Hennepin and Ramsey counties) in low community level as defined by CDC However, transmissions levels (previous metric we tracked, still used in healthcare settings) are high across almost the entire state Case rates have declined across the state […]

Covid 19 TF update

The COVID-19 Task Force met Friday, September 2nd. This meeting had a shorter agenda. Here is what was discussed: CDC community levels Case rates dropped 12% in both Hennepin and Ramsey counties week over week COVID hospital admits dropped back below 10/100k, so both counties are in the low level again Case reports ticked up, […]

Covid 19 TF Update

The COVID-19 Task Force met Thursday, August 12th. Here are the notes from the meeting:  CDC community levels  For 8/10/22, both Hennepin and Ramsey remain low (below 200 cases/100k population) First time Hennepin remained below 200 for two weeks in a row since the end of April. (See 6-week history.) No student or employee cases reported […]

Covid-19 TF Update

Dear Colleagues, The COVID-19 Task Force met Thursday, August 4th. The main focus of the meeting was a discussion on a potential mask mandate for the first two weeks of the fall semester. Here are the notes from the meeting and next steps that we need from you: Next steps for Augsburg Staff Union Members: We […]

Bargaining Updates

Dear Colleagues, It’s been a while since we’ve given a comprehensive Union bargaining update. This is mainly due to how microscopic the administration’s movement has been in the last several months. Bargaining has all but come to a standstill- with us fighting for affordable healthcare, job security, and livable wages on one side, and the […]

Covid 19 TF Update

Dear Colleagues,The COVID-19 Task Force met very briefly Thursday, June 30th 2022. I was not able to attend the meeting today due to a work conflict, but here are the notes that were shared with me. If you have any clarifying questions, please let us know.Status Update:Case rate volatility (7-day case rate per 100K population […]

Covid 19 TF Update

Dear Colleagues, The COVID-19 Task Force meeting has been cancelled for this week. Here are updates the COVID Task Force was sent in replacement of a meeting time: As reported in the June 9 meeting and as shown on the Dashboard, the 7-day case rate in Hennepin County rose back above 300 per 100,000 population […]

Covid 19 TF Update

Dear Colleagues,The COVID-19 Task Force met on 6/9/22. Here are the latest updates:Dashboard update During the first week of June Hennepin and Ramsey counties moved from a medium to a low community level.  Both counties reported a 7-day case rate of fewer than 200 COVID cases per 100,000 population on last week’s report date (6/1).  […]

Covid 19 Task Force Update

Dear Colleagues, The COVID-19 Task Force met on Thursday, May 5th. May 19th will be the next scheduled time that the task force will meet. Here are the notes from the meeting: MDH Updates Revised IHE Guidance to align with CDC Community Levels, incorporate the previous “scenarios” document The COVID 19 Task Force will review scenario recommendations […]

Covid 19 Task Force Update

Dear Colleagues, The COVID-19 Task Force meeting was canceled for this week due to there being no MDH meeting. May 5th will be the next scheduled time that the task force will meet. However, here are the latest notes Rebecca John sent on community level tracking: As of Tuesday, April 26, cases in Hennepin and […]