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Stay safe over Labor Day weekend, refrain from travel

August 25, 2021

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As we anticipate the start of our academic year in Winona, we do so with the health and safety of our community at the forefront during the COVID-19 pandemic. Last academic year, we wore our masks and smiled with our eyes, stayed socially distant when we needed a caring hug, washed our hands, and avoided large gatherings. We ask for your continued adherence to all of our COVID-19 protocols.

We are gravely concerned about the high transmission of the delta variant in Minnesota and its surrounding states. As Labor Day approaches, we must not let down our guard. Holidays bring a desire to celebrate with friends and family who may not be part of our safe bubble. We ask you to avoid traveling off campus. We are also asking you to take all the necessary steps to limit your exposure to COVID-19 over Labor Day weekend:

  • Wear your mask or face covering, always!
  • Maintain 6 feet of physical distance.
  • Avoid crowded indoor and outdoor events if possible.
  • Stay in your safe bubble.
  • Wash your hands and use hand sanitizer.
  • Look out for one another.
  • Avoid traveling off campus.

As a reminder, the university has arranged a host of events and activities for the Labor Day weekend designed to provide you the opportunity to safely socialize, relax, and have fun. Here are some of the events planned:

Friday, Sept. 3
Lifenight at 7 p.m., Saint Thomas More Chapel
S’mores in the Plaza at 9 p.m.
Late Night Hangout and Dodgeball at 9 p.m., Gostomski Fieldhouse

Saturday, Sept. 4
Yoga 10 a.m., dance studio
Bubble Soccer Tournament at 1 p.m., Saint Ed’s field
Men’s Soccer Game at 2 p.m., soccer field
Wine and Canvas at 3 p.m., Gostomski Fieldhouse
Block Party at 8 p.m., Saint Ed’s Field

Sunday, Sept. 5
Mock-Tail Tiki Bar at noon, plaza
Campus Capture the Flag at 1 p.m., back patio of Hillside Hall
Canoe/Kayak the Backwaters of the Mississippi at 1:30 p.m., meet at Environmental Awareness Center
Garden with Carolyn Ayers and Kyle Black at 2 p.m., community garden
SAI Karaoke Night at 7 p.m., President’s Room

Monday, Sept. 6
Picnic in Plaza/Giant Yard Games/Kickball Game at noon
Men’s Soccer Game at 5 p.m., soccer field
Women’s Soccer Game at 7 p.m., soccer field

We’re all in this together. By keeping ourselves safe, we protect one another and increase our chances of continuing to be together in community this fall. Together, we are Saint Mary’s!