September 4: Weekly Message for Students

Dear CSB/SJU Students:

Congratulations on an excellent start to the school year. Your hard work and willingness to abide by the Commitment to Community has made a difference! We are so proud and grateful to all who are taking this seriously and doing their part to keep our community healthy.

As we prepare to head into the first full weekend with students back on campus, we urge you to continue to follow all behavior precautions. Don’t let your guard down now. Limit your exposure to others over the weekend and avoid large gatherings, adhere to masking and social distancing, and stick with your key small groups as you hang out and relax together.

Find some time to get outdoors and enjoy all these beautiful campuses have to offer or hang out inside with your roomies. Don’t forget to spend quality time on homework, too! Whatever you do this weekend, please do not jeopardize all the good work you all have done so far. Keep up the great work!

Below are a few important reminders and updates:

The Link:

  • Please remember to keep appropriate six-foot social distancing when waiting in line for the bus.
  • Evening busses- last bus from CSB to SJU departs at midnight, last bus from SJU departs at 12:15 

Daily health screening:

  • Most of you are doing a great job tracking and submitting your daily health screening -- thank you! If you forgot, this is a reminder. If you don’t complete the daily health screening, you will receive a message from the student conduct officer to remind you to comply with this important step in protecting the community.

Masking and Social distancing:

  • The Minnesota Department of Health reminds you that strict adherence to masking and social distancing can decrease your chances of being a close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19 and greatly reduces the chance you would need to quarantine. Proper masking and social distancing together can make a huge difference. Please continue to comply.

When do I need to wear my mask outdoors?

  • The quick answer is always, however, if you are stationary and no one is around you, you may be unmasked outdoors but have one nearby should someone stop by to visit.

Mary Geller
College of Saint Benedict
Vice President Student Development

Michael P. Connolly
Saint John’s University
Interim Vice President & Dean of Students