Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Preparedness and Response
April 30th, 金殿国际棋牌 Announcement:
- Reactivation of campus
- Voluntary separation program, budget and enrollment
- Sugihara Hall
April 28th, 金殿国际棋牌 Message:
President Bresciani updates students with intent to return to in-person instruction.
April 24th, 金殿国际棋牌 Announcement:
- Summer camps
- Minimize risk
Tips For Prevention
Frequently Asked Questions
Below is a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding NDSU’s COVID-19 planning and response. Ongoing updates related to COVID-19 planning and response will be shared with the NDSU community via email and will also be added to this webpage dedicated to information on the novel coronavirus.
What is COVID-19, how does it spread and how can you protect yourself?
What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is the name for the disease caused by the recent spread of a Novel Coronavirus. Coronaviruses are a member of a large family of viruses. Many of them infect animals, but some coronaviruses from animals can evolve (change) into a new human coronavirus that can spread from person-to-person. This is what happened with the current novel coronavirus which causes the disease known as COVID-19. Diseases from coronaviruses in people typically cause mild to moderate illness, like the common cold. Some, like the SARS or MERS viruses, cause serious infections like pneumonia. The name of this new virus is SARS-CoV-2; the disease caused by this virus is known as COVID-19.
How Does the Virus Spread?
- 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 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.
How easily a virus spreads from person-to-person can vary. Some viruses are highly contagious (spread easily), like measles, while other viruses do not spread as easily. Another factor is whether the spread is sustained, spreading continually without stopping.
The virus that causes COVID-19 seems to be spreading easily and sustainably in the community (“community spread”) in some affected
How Can I Protect Myself?
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
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- Put distance between yourself and other people, at least 6ft
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
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- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and immediately wash your hands.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others, everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public.
What should I do if I am sick?
Anyone who has returned from an affected region within the past 14 days and is sick with fever and a cough, or difficulty breathing, should seek medical care immediately and call ahead to the doctor’s office to inform them of recent travel and symptoms. Students with symptoms should call Student Health Service at (701) 231-7331. Faculty and staff should contact their primary healthcare provider.
What is NDSU doing to respond to COVID-19 and reduce the risk of exposure?
What is NDSU Doing to Respond to COVID-19?
- Activating our Crisis Management Response Team, with representation from across campus that are monitoring the situation and preparing to respond to various scenarios.
- Staying in regular communication with state health officials. Regularly monitoring national and state organizations, including the Center for Disease Control (CDC), North Dakota Department of Health and Fargo Cass Public Health.
- Monitoring and reacting to changes in travel recommendations from official government agencies.
- Keeping our community informed by sharing best practices and expert guidance on public health infection control.
- For other questions, please contact ndsu.covid@
How is NDSU Reducing the Risk of Exposure?
We have established a crisis management response team responsible for preparing, monitoring and reacting to the spread of this disease. The team is following the guidance of health officials to help in its efforts of preparation and response. In messages to the campus community, we have provided information about the international COVID-19 outbreak and steps being taken along with recommendations on how to minimize the risk of acquiring infection for this as well as the common cold and influenza. The CDC also provides guidance on this topic at these sites:
Will there be refunds issued?
Residence Hall refund information is located at: http://www./reslife/updated_break_info/
Dining Unlimited Meal Plan and Block Plan refund information is located at: http://www./dining/about/hours/updated_break_hours/
Parking permit refunds are being provided to students who have checked out of their NDSU housing and are no longer living on campus and to students who do not live on campus. A refund is being provided of $30 for a regular parking pass or a $10 refund for a Park & Ride pass.
Tuition and mandatory student fees will not be refunded. All classes have transitioned from on-campus face-to-face delivery to remote delivery and will continue to fully count toward students’ degree programs.
Will NDSU resume normal operations in the fall of 金殿国际棋牌?
We fully intend to be back to in-person instruction for Fall 金殿国际棋牌 and remain ready to adjust should the need arise.
Will registration for Summer and Fall 金殿国际棋牌 be affected?
Registration for Summer and Fall 金殿国际棋牌 semesters will continue as originally scheduled. Students can find the date they may begin to enroll for summer and fall semesters in Campus Connection:http://www./onestop/connect/appointments/
Students are still encouraged to connect with their academic advisor prior to registration. Individual advisors or departments have already likely been in contact via email with their plan for already scheduled appointments or remote advising options. Students are encouraged to reach out to their advisor, department, or contact the Career and Advising Center if they have questions about advising or registration (701-231-7111 or ndsu.cac@).
Will campus facilities and services remain open?
Campus facilities will remain open as regularly scheduled to the best of their ability. Departments may change hours of operation due staffing availability and to accommodate remote working. Please contact departments directly. See March 21, 金殿国际棋牌 update regarding operations.
Can I still access counseling services?
Due to COVID-19 and NDSU moving to all on-line classes for the rest of the semester, changes are being made to Counseling Center services.
The Center’s professional staff members will begin providing video counseling services for students as of Thursday, March 26th. To schedule an appointment, students should call the Center (231-7671) and we will work to get the person scheduled to talk to a counselor as soon as possible.
If you are concerned about someone else and would like to consult about how best to help this person, call the Center (231-7671) and one of the staff members will discuss your concerns with you.
In an effort to practice healthy social distancing, the Center will not be open for face-to-face operations for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis. We will be providing video support for students and telephone consultation for concerns about others during this time period.
If a student is in crisis, call the Center and we will have someone speak with the person as soon as possible for a crisis appointment via telephone or video. If help is needed outside of normal business hours, call the Center (231-7671) and FirstLink (the FM area 24-hour hotline) will answer the call and help deal with the situation (they can also contact the Center’s on-call counselor as needed). FirstLink can also be contacted by dialing 2-1-1, calling 701-235-7335 or 1-800-273-8255.
Please take care of yourself and others by following the North Dakota Department of Health guide for COVID-19 prevention; this information can be found in the COVID-19 updates section of the NDSU web page. General self-help information related to mental health concerns can also be found on the Counseling Center’s web site: http://www./counseling/.
Can I still access Student Health Service?
Yes! Student Health Service, the campus clinic and pharmacy, is still open to serve your health care needs. We are still seeing students in person and beginning April 13, 金殿国际棋牌 we will begin offering select appointments through the virtual option of telehealth. The pharmacy is open and able to serve students either in person or by mailing prescriptions. The mailing fee will be waived during the pandemic. Call the pharmacy if you have any questions at 701-231-7332.
Sexual Assault Prevention & Advocacy services are still available. To schedule a time to connect with the advocate via phone or video chat please email megan.talcott@. Learn more about campus services and how to support a survivor in your life by visiting www./studenthealthservice/sapa.
How is the Exchange Visitor Program impacted?
Per instructions from the US State Department, NDSU has restricted upcoming appointments in the Exchange Visitor Program for all new visiting student researchers, visiting postdoctoral scholars, and visiting scholars, until at least June 1, 金殿国际棋牌. (More information on instructions from the US State Department here: ).
We appreciate your understanding and recognize this may affect your research plans. If you have a visitor in the aforementioned group, please contact them and postpone their appointment until at least June 1, 金殿国际棋牌 -- recognizing that this date could also change depending on updated guidance from the federal and state authorities.
How are Study Abroad Programs impacted?
As of March 11, NDSU cancelled all university-funded and sponsored international travel leaving the United States. All students already abroad were strongly encouraged to return to the U.S. We continue to monitor the situation. The federal government has provided the following guidance:
On March 19, the U.S. Department of State raised all international travel to a .
On March 27, the CDC issued a .
On March 31, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged all U.S. citizens still abroad to make plans to return to the United States immediately based on increased travel limitations and restrictions regarding international travel options. Full details about the press conference can be found
Has NDSU implemented any travel restrictions?
Yes. NDSU community members who have traveled to any area with a Level 3 Travel Notice from the CDC must stay away from campus and self-monitor for 14 days. The situation is changing rapidly and the list of areas is subject to change. If you are returning from personal travel or have personal travel plans, monitor the travel recommendations at travel.state.gov and cdc.gov for updated information.
Prior to returning to campus after travel, we advise you to follow the procedures in place from the North Dakota Department of Health for proper steps regarding any self-monitoring that could be required. They have developed a survey process for additional guidance on monitoring and restrictions.
Site: Survey Form:
Note that travel is not recommended at this time.
How can I help reduce stigmatization or bias related to COVID-19?
Many of us are concerned about what the people in our communities may be experiencing, including possible stigmatization or discrimination based on racial bias or appearances. Please help others understand that the risk of coronavirus is not at all connected with race, ethnicity or nationality. Stigma doesn’t fight the illness and will hurt innocent people, but sharing accurate information during a time of heightened concern is one of the best things we can do to keep rumor and misinformation from spreading. Guidance is available from the regarding this issue.
What other resources are available to learn more about COVID-19?
There are a variety of regularly updated resources available to those who want to learn more about COVID-19:
For questions related to COVID-19, the North Dakota Department of Health have activated a hotline, which can be reached at 866-207-2880 from 7am to 8pm 7 days a week. Individuals who need medical advice should contact their health care provider.