The U of MN Medical Reserve Corps is working with multiple organizations including the Minnesota Department of Health to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
A number of MRC deployments have been completed or are ongoing.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the University of Minnesota Medical Reserve Corps has deployed volunteers to support many response efforts across campus and throughout our community.
Keep in mind, requests for U of M MRC resources involve specific needs identified by the requesting agency, which in turn dictates which MRC members are eligible for that particular deployment.
General COVID-19 Questions
Q. How is COVID-19 spread?
A. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person, between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet), through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. It also may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.