COVID-19 Response at WSU

This website provides the latest information about Winona State University’s actions to respond to the spread of COVID-19, also called novel coronavirus. It will be updated as new information is available.

If you have questions about COVID-19 that are not addressed here, you can reach out via email:

What You Need to Know

There are confirmed cases in Winona according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

The WSU Campus is closed to the public. Students can only access the first floor of Krueger Library and the Warrior Cupboard on a limited schedule.

The WSU-Rochester campus is co-located with Rochester Community and Technical College. See updates on RCTC's response to COVID-19 for info on campus facilities and services.

Everyone should take the WSU COVID-19 Self-Assessment every day to check up on their health and screen for possible symptoms.

Before you come to campus in person, you must complete this COVID screening to identify any symptoms you might be experiencing.

We are encouraging all members of our campus community to self-report if they test positive for COVID-19 or believe they have been exposed so we can better mitigate the spread of the virus on campus.

Latest Updates

See the latest updates and announcements about how WSU is responding the COVID-19 pandemic.

You can also learn about upcoming all-university meetings and read notes from past presentations.

Ready for You

WSU is ready to welcome our Warrior family for the Fall 2020 semester– whether you’re coming to campus this fall or joining us through online classes.

We're ready to bring high quality education and college life experiences to students. We're ready with measures to protect health and safety for everyone at WSU and our local communities.

Learn more about how WSU is ready for you this fall.

Plans & Workgroups

WSU is committed to taking the steps necessary to protect the health and safety of all students and employees.

Several workgroups are developing plans for instruction, public health, return to campus, communications and more.

Learn more about the steps specific departments are taking in response to COVID-19.

Keep On

While students, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to practice physical distancing and work remotely, we are still committed to keep learning, keep teaching and keep working as a community.

Current students can still get campus services and support they need including:

Many departments are offering Zoom Rooms and tele-meetings, and all are responding to email and phone calls. Learn more about how departments are changing their hours and services.

The WSU Admissions team is still ready to talk to if you’re thinking about becoming a Warrior.


As information about COVID-19 continues to change quickly, it can be hard to keep up with the facts and avoid the inevitable rumors. These FAQs answer some of the top questions about how WSU is responding to COVID-19.

FEMA has also supplied a helpful fact check against general COVID-19 rumors gaining steam online.