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 your question is health-related, please call Ask-a-Nurse at 507.457.2292 or email

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

See updates on RCTC's response to COVID-19 for info on WSU-Rochester campus facilities and services.

Masks Required On Campus for Everyone

Effective Aug. 4, all students, faculty, staff, and visitors are required to use a cloth face covering to cover both the nose and mouth in all public indoor spaces on University campuses and properties in both Winona and Rochester.

This guidance applies to everyone, regardless of your vaccination status.

WSU students and employees on the Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC) campus are expected to follow WSU's guidance on masks. The WSU protocols may differ from RCTC's current standards.

Face coverings are also strongly encouraged when conducting any university business off campus, and may be required by local ordinance depending on the destination.

This protocol will remain in effect through the first several weeks of Fall Semester. University leaders are monitoring the situation and will adjust requirements as needed.

Please do not come to campus if you’ve had symptoms, contact with a confirmed case, or a positive COVID-19 test.

Get Your Vaccine

Everyone is strongly encouraged to get their COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible.

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

Already vaccinated? Fill out the self-report form to let us know.

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

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.

6 Key Actions for Every Warrior

  1. Vax Up
  2. Mask Up
  3. Wash Up
  4. Back Up
  5. Check Up
  6. 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

Whether you are on campus or not, WSU is committed to helping everyone keep learning, keep teaching and keep working as a community.

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

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


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.