COVID-19 Updates

The past year and a half has been tumultuous as we continue to endure the COVID-19 pandemic. Below you can find videos from 2020-2021 discussing our responses to the constantly changing circumstances related to the novel coronavirus. The safety and well-being of our entire community always remains a top priority at the University of Minnesota and Engineers without Borders-USA UMN.

You may be wondering how COVID-19 has and will continue to impact our postponed travel to Guatemala and Ethiopia. As of October 2021, travel bans have begun to be lifted for the countries of some of our partner communities. We continue to follow the travel procedures and requirements of our parent organization, EWB-USA, as well as the University of Minnesota. EWB-USA UMN wishes to protect both our student members and international community partners from the impacts of COVID-19. 

This continues to be an unprecedented time in our world. One thing that remains unchanged is EWB-USA UMN’s commitment to our partner communities in Ethiopia and Guatemala, as well as our local partners at Urban Farm & Garden Alliance, Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative, and Division of Indian Work.

Travel Contingencies: Our Project Leads discuss the recent changes to our chapter and how we have adapted to those changes.
Community Partners: Our Project Leads discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected our partner communities around the world and in our own backyard.

Last updated: 10/28/2021