COVID-19 Response at WSU

This website provides the latest information about Winona State University’s actions to respond to the spread of COVID-19, also called novel coronavirus. It will be updated as new information is available.

If you have questions about COVID-19 that are not addressed here, you can reach out via:

Vaccine Information

Vaccine distribution plans are underway in both Minnesota and Wisconsin. Immunizations have begun for individuals in the highest risk categories and will expand over the next few months to include other groups.

No matter what group you might fall into, the expectation is that by summer, every member of the WSU community should have the opportunity to get vaccinated, as vaccines become more readily available. Get notified when it's your turn.

Find out when, where and how to get a COVID-19 vaccine, and sign up for vaccine notification:

See the latest information about vaccines for the WSU campus community.

Reported Cases Dashboard

View the full Spring 2021 COVID-19 Dashboard of reported cases of COVID-19 within the WSU community.

WSU has a quarantine and isolation protocol in place. We are closely tracking all reports and are working with those who may have been in contact with individuals reporting positive cases.

Please consider self-reporting if you receive a positive test result to help us keep our community safe.

Please continue to physically distance, wear a mask and wash your hands. It's up to each of us to do our part, and we are in this together.

Current Safety Level: Yellow

Learn everything you need to know about daily life at WSU.

Yellow status triggers the kinds of safety measures we have already taken on our campus:

  • Required face coverings
  • Required daily screenings for all students, employees and visitors
  • Physical distancing in classrooms, dining centers, residence halls and other areas on campus
  • Mixed in-person, hybrid, and online course delivery
  • Limited on-campus events

Campus Forums

WSU held an All-University Forum on May 5 at 2-3:30pm.

University leaders discussed the pandemic and WSU’s response, as well as provided updates from different areas across campus.

Catch up on the past all-university meetings:

Count on Me

We’re counting on every Warrior to fight for the best college experience possible by doing their part to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our campus community.

Every Warrior, Every Day: 5 Daily Actions

  1. Mask Up
  2. Back Up
  3. Wash Up
  4. Check Up
  5. Check In

Step up and show everyone at WSU that they can count on you.

Ready for You

WSU is ready to welcome our Warrior family for the new semester– whether you’re coming to campus this fall or joining us through online classes.

We're ready to bring high quality education and college life experiences to students. We're ready with measures to protect health and safety for everyone at WSU and our local communities.

Learn more about how WSU is ready for you this semester.

Keep On

While students, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to practice physical distancing and work remotely, we are still committed to keep learning, keep teaching and keep working as a community.

Current students can still get campus services and support they need including:

Many departments are offering Zoom Rooms and tele-meetings, and all are responding to email and phone calls.

The WSU Admissions team is still ready to talk to if you’re thinking about becoming a Warrior.


As information about COVID-19 continues to change quickly, it can be hard to keep up with the facts and avoid the inevitable rumors. These FAQs answer some of the top questions about how WSU is responding to COVID-19.

FEMA has also supplied a helpful fact check against general COVID-19 rumors gaining steam online.