Keep Working


WSU is committed to student success. The threat from COVID-19 has forced our University to adapt our services and delivery models.

Find key strategies and resources to help you while working remotely or returning to campus.


Employee Work from Home Order

Governor Tim Walz announced changes to the state’s work from home order. Effective April 15, 2021, work from home will be strongly recommended for those who can.

In the meantime, HR is working with Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) and the Minnesota State System to develop a back to campus plan for employees.

Remote Work & Telework


If you can work remotely, you are encouraged to do so by WSU and Minnesota State.

Staff scheduled to work remotely must review the MMB Telework Policy and complete a Telework Schedule and Acknowledgement form.

Teaching faculty or employees teleworking on a short-term basis (i.e.: quarantine or isolation) and employees working from home as a reasonable accommodation are not required to complete form.

Telework performed outside of Minnesota must be recorded on an Out of State Telework Reporting form as working outside of Minnesota may have payroll and tax implications.

Learn strategies to successfully work from home.

Return to Work on Campus


If you return to campus, there are precautions you must take to help protect our community.

The main goal is to provide students with services and experiences while also mitigating the potential for transmission of COVID-19 on our campus.

Only with your help can we establish and maintain the safety and health of our campus.

Keep Teaching


Faculty members can find many resources to help them keep teaching this semester.

Employee Leaves


Recently passed federal legislation and MMB policy may provide options for paid and/or unpaid leave for COVID-19 related absences.

Please contact the Human Resources office with questions about leave options.