This is a reminder that the Minnesota Governor’s executive order 21-01 extended the travel quarantine.  There are circumstances when the 14-day travel quarantine can be reduced.  The guidelines are provided in the link below.  

The MN executive order states that when a MN resident travels outside of MN for reasons other than for work, study, medical care, or personal safety and security, they are strongly encouraged to self-quarantine for 14 days.   

The college recognizes there may be special circumstances relating to out of state travel that do not require the full 14-day quarantine. To be eligible for the 7-day quarantine with negative test, please follow the guidance on the MDH’s Quarantine Guide Here. To be eligible for the shorter quarantine period you must meet all the specifications listed. 

For the health and safety of our community we ask our employees who are residents of North Dakota to also plan for a self-quarantine after travel outside of North Dakota for reasons other than work, study, medical care, or personal safety and security.   

When self-quarantine is appropriate please work with your supervisor to identify alternative work arrangement(s), take PTO, take unpaid time off if there is no PTO available or a blend of these options.  The MN executive order does not have an expiration date and will be set as the standard.  

If you have questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at hr@cord.edu or (218) 299-3339.  

Peggy Torrance
Human Resources Director