On March 9, in close coordination with the Grand Forks and North Dakota Departments of Health, a University of North Dakota student was tested for the possibility of COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus.

Test results are still pending. The student has agreed to be self-quarantined apart from general populations, pending confirmation of test results. The University plans to issue updates on this evolving situation as more information develops.

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, as well as state and local health officials, encourage everyone to follow these basic prevention tips:

  • Get a flu shot.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.