COVID-19 Information

Mesabi Range College Covid-19 Information

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Updated 3/18/2020

Due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), Mesabi Range College (Eveleth and Virginia campuses) will be closed to the public except for current students, Mesabi Range College, NHED, and MinnState employees.

Spring Break is extended until March 27th. Classes will resume in online or alternative formats on March 30th.

Navigating Online Learning Environment (Online Classroom)

Below is a link for overview videos on how to navigating the D2L online learning environment.

https://www.minnstate.edu/system/ims/D2LV.10.7OverviewVideosforStudents.html?&_ga=2.264750534.898084737.1584636737-143085827.1584636737#Overview%20Videos

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Operational/Services Updates

Due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19),Mesabi Range College (Eveleth and Virginia campuses) will be closed to the public except for current students, Mesabi Range College, NHED, and MinnState employees.

Athletics: No athletic games or practices may be held on campus. Spring sports seasons are cancelled.The gym area will be closed.

Advisors: To limit contact, we are asking students to make appointments to speak with an advisor. Email is the preferred method of communication.

Computer labs: Current students only will be allowed to use a computer lab with a limited number of students at one time – on both campuses. (This may change)

Community Resources:

  • United Healthcare:
  • Salvation Army:

Is offering an EMOTIONAL SUPPORT HELP LINE for ALL STUDENTS through one of their subsidiary companies called Optum. Their toll-free help line number 866-342-6892 will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for as long as necessary and the service is free of charge and open to any student, not just international students. Students will have access to specially trained mental health specialists to support them if they feel they are experiencing anxiety or stress related to the recent developments around COVID-19.

Closed to the public, but still providing food through curbside pick-up. People can pick up bagged items from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and, if goods are still available later in the day, from 1 to 3 p.m. each weekday. Address: 507 S 12th Ave W, Virginia, MN 55792

Concurrent Enrollment: Instructors continue to communicate with your K12 teacher(s) via alternative delivery modes

Counseling Services On-Campus: Please make an appointment to come in or talk on the phone with one of our counselors. You may also make an appointment to visit the food shelf if you are in need!

Kelly Bakk: SSS/Trio Counselor -- k.bakk@mesabirange.edu 218-749-7765

Sabrina Skeens: Institutional Counselor – sabrina.skeens@mesabirange.edu 218-749-7741

Dining Services: Kunnari’s is no longer open on campus. They will be delivering meals to students that remain in housing.

Facilities: Maintenance will be on-campus during normal business hours. If you are on campus, please let them know so that they are aware of who is on campus for your safety. We will send you a schedule of maintenance staff on campus for the next few weeks and their phone numbers. Again, this may change. We will be rotating employees to be on campus to meet the needs of services that we currently support. Those who are not scheduled to work on campus will work from home. Details from your supervisor will follow. (see memo attached, we are working on the directive from the Chancellor)

Graduation Ceremony: We regret to inform you that our face-to-face Spring Commencement 2020 ceremony has been canceled. We are considering options to honor students in another way at a future time.

Student Services: We will be rotating employees to be on-campus to meet the needs of services that we currently support.

Tours: At this time, we will not be offering prospective students tours of campus.

Related Links

Coping With Stress during Infectious Disease Outbreaks

CDC on Stress and Coping

St. Louis County Coronavirus Information

World Health Organization

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Minnesota Department of Health

Track recorded COVID cases (John Hopkins)