On this page:
- What is COVID-19?
- UMD Public Health efforts related to COVID-19
- Links to campus resources on COVID-19
Safe Campus: COVID-19
COVID-19 is a mild to severe respiratory disease caused by a coronavirus and is transmitted through contact. Visit the University of Minnesota Safe Campus website for the lastest Public Health Alert: Coronavirus (COVID-19) information, including information for students returning to campus.
UMD Public Health Efforts
Students are learning concepts in their public health courses and applying them in real world settings.
- Academic Lessons Applied in Local ER (article featuring HLTH 3116 Epidemiology; Taylor Kropp '21)
- Student's Take on Principles of Epidemiology & COVID-19 (video featuring HLTH 3116 Epidemiology; Juliana Olson–public health minor
- Service Through Sewing (article featuring Ailee Leppi '21)
- COVID-19 in Global Health (video featuring HLTH 4700 Global Health; Cassidy Crump '22)
- "Mindful Moments:" A Mindfulness Program for Employees Working from Home (showcase project in HLTH 3305 Community Health Methods featuring Allie Carpenter '21, Ailee Leppi '21, and Sadie Shervheim '21)
- Social distancing and Self-care bingo (social media posts designed by communication assistants Allie Carpenter '21 and Bridget Faegre '20 for HLTH 4996 Internship)
- Expert Alert: Public Health Experts on COVID-19 (featuring Dr. Marzell Gray, Dr. Jessica Hanson, Dr. Amy Versnik Nowak
- Fond du Lac woman teaches community her skill to battle isolation (featuring Dr. Marzell Gray)
- Debunking the 'remedies' that won't help you with COVID-19 (featuring Dr. Amy Versnik and Dr. Jessica Hanson)
- Faculty are facilitating opportunities for students to learn about and participate in contact tracing.
Alumni are actively working in medical (such as the Mayo Clinic) and governmental locations (such as Carlton County) that are on the front line of COVID-19 efforts.
- Alumni at Mayo Clinic (post featuring Mikaela Sarran '19)
All faculty, staff, and students are committed to creating a safe environment for a healthy, productive, and successful school year! Read UMD's tips for adjusting our study habits during COVID (PDF).