COVID-19 Information Center

Mesabi Range College COVID Notice

Mesabi Range College COVID Notice

Mesabi Range College is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for students, employees, and members of our campus community. To support that commitment, we have developed a Campus Preparedness Plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, utilizing guidance provided by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and consistent with Minnesota OSHA Standards, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) health, safety, and operational guidelines.

The goal of this institution and this plan is to reduce the potential for transmission of COVID-19 on our campuses. To that end, every individual who comes to our campus is responsible for implementing this plan. Only by working together can we establish and maintain the safety and health of our campuses.


As of August 16, 2021, Mesabi Range College – Eveleth and Virginia campuses – are under a masking mandate. All employees, students, and visitors (to either campus) are required to wear a face covering inside college facilities, including vehicles and regardless of vaccination status. As virus transmission rates decline in St. Louis County, masking requirements may change. Such notification will be posted on the MRC website.

Faculty, staff, and students will be on campus for in-person classes and access to college resources. While on campus, faculty, staff, students, and campus visitors should continue to

  • Wash (or sanitize) their hands often
  • Stay home if they are sick
  • Follow guidance on staying home (quarantine) if they were in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Note: People who are fully vaccinated and at least two weeks out from their last dose do not need to quarantine. They are, however, encouraged to get tested 3-5 days after exposure, even if they do not have symptoms.
  • Following testing recommendations when they have symptoms consistent with the COVID-19 virus, are exposed to COVID-19, or travel.

MRC fall classes will begin August 23. Please see MRC Course Schedule for specific information on course delivery.


CARES Reporting

CRRSAA/ARP Information

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 9/30/2020

-- Quarter ending 3/31/2021

-- Quarter ending 6/30/2021

-- Quarter ending 9/30/2021

-- Quarter ending 3/31/2022


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.