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COVID-19 updates

September 24, 2020

Student Affairs Undergrad Student Information Wellness Center


Thank you for another great week. And thank you to each of you for continuing to adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines. Please keep it up so we can be here all the way through November. A short message of gratitude was created by members of the Saint Mary’s community:

All the best,


Tim Gossen, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs

Important notes related to COVID-19

Winona County Emergency Management is advising against travel to La Crosse County for leisure activities, including bars, restaurants, non-essential shopping, and other non-essential activities. The La Crosse County area has seen a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases, especially in ages 20-29. If you must travel to La Crosse County for doctor appointments, work, or essential things, make sure to take necessary precautions. Wear your mask, stay physically distant, and be sure to wash your hands. If you do plan to travel to La Crosse or another area outside of the Winona/Rochester area, complete the travel notification form.

Health Services created an FAQ about isolation and quarantine.

You need to wear a mask when outside and unable to social distance from others. For example, if you are going to pass individuals in the Plaza or on the sidewalk, you need to have your mask on. If you are sitting in Saint Mary’s Park by yourself, you do not need to have your mask on, but have it available in case a friend comes by. If ever wondering, the default is to always wear your mask.

If you’re planning an event or gathering, complete the COVID-19 gathering form for approval prior to advertising and reserving a room.

If you have a question or concern, fill out the form and let us know.