Vaccination and Testing Policy
Effective Sept. 8, 2021:
All state employees who are assigned to work at a workplace or otherwise provide agency services outside their home are required to either provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or be tested on a weekly basis.
Minnesota State has developed a systemwide proof of vaccine and testing management tool that will allow you to provide your proof of vaccination or weekly testing process and results.
Instructions for Reporting Vaccination Status
- You will access the VaxTrak Proof of Vaccine and Testing tool using your StarID and password.
VaxTrak proof of vaccine and testing tool
- Once logged in, you will either complete an attestation form and provide proof of vaccination, or if you indicate you have not been vaccinated you will be asked to complete the Testing Consent Form.
- If you complete the testing consent form, you will then be scheduled for weekly testing by your Human Resources Office and be provided instructions on how to do so.
- If you have lost your vaccination card or don’t have a copy, contact your vaccination provider directly to access your vaccination record. If you cannot contact your vaccination provider directly, contact your state health department’s immunization information system (IIS). You can find state IIS information on the CDC website.
The following video provides detailed instructions for reporting your vaccination status and providing proof of vaccination.
Weekly Testing Process
You only need to sign the Testing Consent Form once and it will apply during the entire time that mandatory testing under HR/LR Policy # 1446 is in effect. If you wish to rescind your consent after signing the form, you must do so in writing and submit it to Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minnesota State Mankato has secured individual saliva-based PCR tests from Vault Health to meet employees’ testing needs. These are the same tests that the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) uses at state testing sites like the one relocated to Mankato’s Armory.
The University plans to provide a testing clinic in Carkoski Commons (the old dining hall) adjacent to the Student Health Center. The testing clinic will take place from 9 am to 3 pm on Tuesdays, starting on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. Employees who work at the University outside of those times may pick-up a test on Tuesday night and return it to University Security Dispatch by noon the next day.
Testing will occur during work hours and be considered work time. Once you have tested, you are permitted to come to work while you are waiting for your results. Some tests can take up to 72 hours to receive results.