SCSO COVID Protocols

Dear St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra Patrons,   

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATRONAGE DURING OUR 2021-2022 CONCERT SEASON

Proof of Vaccination or Negative COVID-19 Test No Longer Required for Entry to SCSO Concerts. Masks are strongly recommended but not mandatory per SCSU policy. 

On March 9, 2022, the Paramount Center for the Arts, GREAT Theatre, Fine Arts Programming at CSB/SJU, and the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra announced that they will be dialing back their Covid mitigation strategies. Proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test will no longer be required. Out of concern for those who may be immunocompromised or have underlying health concerns, the mask requirement will be changed to “Masks Strongly Recommended.” Patrons are encouraged to stay up to date with their Covid-19 vaccines and get tested if they have symptoms. The St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra will implement the new guidelines on April 22, 2022.

Learn more about our 2021-2022 St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra season here. Tickets are on sale at www.stcloudsymphony.com and will be available at the door.

COVID Resources:  

Schedule your free vaccination: https://vaccineconnector.mn.gov/en-US/ 

Schedule a free COVID19 Test: https://mn.gov/covid19/get-tested/testing-locations/index.jsp 

Request a copy of your MN Vaccination Card: https://www.health.state.mn.us/people/immunize/miic/records.html 

Download the Docket app: https://docket.care/ 

St. Cloud State University Safety and Liability Information

Acknowledgement of Risk 

St. Cloud State University holds as paramount the health, safety and welfare of every member of its community. St. Cloud State University, however, cannot guarantee a COVID-19-free environment. The risk of COVID-19 exposure is likely to exist in all public places where people are present. Students, faculty and staff who are present on the physical campus of St Cloud State University, may contract COVID-19; illness, injury or death is a possible result. St. Cloud State University 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 St. Cloud State University is a shared responsibility. Every member of our community – including you – must do their part to protect the pack.

Husky Health Check
We ask that everyone planning to enter campus help protect the health and safety of our community against COVID-19 by conducting a Husky Health Check before coming to St. Cloud State each day. The Husky Health Check is an overall self-evaluation of a person’s current health.

The Husky Health Check will help individuals identify if they are experiencing the following:

  • A fever (100.4 degrees or higher), or a sense of having a fever or feeling feverish (Chills or sweating).
  • A new cough.
  • A new shortness of breath.
  • A new sore throat.
  • Muscle aches that cannot be attributed to another medical condition or is not caused by a specific activity such as physical exercise.
  • A new headache.
  • New loss of smell or taste.
  • Vomiting or diarrhea.
  • New onset of nasal congestion or runny nose, not associated with allergies.
  • If under evaluation for COVID-19 due to exposure or contact with someone with COVID-19 and/or experiencing symptoms (e.g. waiting for results of a viral test to confirm infection).
  • If diagnosed with COVID-19 and not yet cleared to continue isolation.

Please stay home if you are feeling ill. Reduce your risk of catching or spreading illness, stay home if you feel sick and take care of yourself, even if your symptoms are mild.  Avoid coming to campus and public transportation.   

Physical Distancing
It is still recommended that students, faculty and staff recommended that students, faculty and staff stay at least 3, and ideally 6 feet apart in common areas and whenever possible. Common areas that may lead to close contact (within 6 feet) among other people, are areas such as weight rooms, group fitness studios, pools and saunas, courts and fields, walking/running tracks, locker rooms, check-in areas, parking lots and routes of entry and exit.  In environments where students, staff, and faculty have designated areas to sit or be stationed, all are encouraged to maintain an environment where some extra spacing between people can be maintained. 

Hand Hygiene 
Wash your hands often, with soap and water. Wash for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol.

Masking 
Starting Tuesday, March 15, masking will no longer be required on campus. 

Therefore, students, faculty and staff will not be required to wear a mask anywhere on campus. However, anyone can choose to wear a mask at any time on campus for their own personal safety, and should be supported for that decision.