COVID-19 Protocols

Update 3/11/22

Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), the UMN OSTP encourages everyone to take the following steps to prevent the spread of COVID at our workshops:

  • Stay home if you are sick.

  • Get tested when recommended.

  • Get vaccinated and get a booster.

  • Wear a well-fitting masks in an area with a high-COVID-19 community level, as defined by the CDC. You are welcome to wear a mask at any time, and our staff may be wearing masks at our workshops.

  • Wash your hands often, with soap and water.

More information on these steps can be found on the MDH website.

Cancellations and refunds

  • If a learner cancels due to COVID symptoms, medical-advised quarantine, caring for others, or another COVID-related cause, a full refund will be issued.

  • All cancellations for non-COVID reasons must be received in writing by OSTP staff (septic@umn.edu) one business day prior to the workshop. All refunds will be made in the same manner as payment minus a $30 cancellation fee. Classes must be canceled and rebooked before the start date of the course to avoid forfeiting your entire course fee.

Due to the fluid nature of the COVID pandemic, we may update these protocols at any time.