COVID-19 Information

Mesabi Range College Covid-19 Information

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mesabi Range College (Eveleth and Virginia campuses) will be closed to the public.

Faculty, staff, and students are allowed on campus but – for the safety of the campus community – are required to bring and wear their own mask.

- Students and individuals coming to tour campus should schedule their visit with campus staff so that we can limit the number of people on campus.

- Classes will resume on August 24 and will be delivered on campus, online, and hybrid. Please see MRC course schedule for information on specific course delivery.

- As directed by the two-year presidents of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference (MCAC) all fall sports (with the exception of golf and clay-target) as well as organized physical activities for college sports that span both fall and spring semesters have been cancelled.

- For the fall 2020 semester, the Virginia campus will not have food service available. Students should plan accordingly.

Brief summary of the COVID-19 virus.

The disease is a respiratory virus. It's expelled in droplets from an infected person when they cough, sneeze, sing, etc. The droplets can stay in the air for a few seconds before settling to the ground or a surface. The trajectory of the droplets is usually within 6 feet.

Infection primarily happens when the droplets land on a person or get to a person's mucous membranes (eyes, nose, and mouth). Infection is less common, but possible, when droplets are picked up from surfaces by hands and transferred to eyes, nose and mouth via unwashed hands. Droplets will naturally die on surfaces within hours to days.


Mesabi Range College holds as paramount the health, safety and welfare of every member of its community. Mesabi Range College, however, cannot guarantee a COVID-19-free environment. Unfortunately, the risk of COVID-19 exposure exists in all public places where people are present. Mesabi Range College is taking all recommended steps to mitigate this risk, but we cannot categorically guarantee you will not get sick. Minimizing the risk of COVID-19 infections (or any other spread of disease) at Mesabi Range College is a shared responsibility. As outlined below, every member of our community – including you – must do their part. Understand that if you return to the physical campus of Mesabi Range College, there is a risk you may contract COVID-19 and that illness, injury or death is a possible result.

Mesabi Range College Preparedness Plan

Students who are new to the online learning environment are encouraged to work with their advisor to make that transition as easy and successful as possible.

CARES Reporting

CARES Act statistics - October 20, 2020

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting under CARES Act Sections 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion, 18004(a)(2), and 18004(a)(3) -- Quarter ending 9/30/202018004(a)(3) -- Quarter ending 9/30/2020


MinnState latest updates:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Minnesota Department of Health

Track recorded COVID cases (John Hopkins)

Coping With Stress during Infectious Disease Outbreaks

CDC on Stress and Coping

St. Louis County Coronavirus Information

World Health Organization