"COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) is an illness caused by a virus. This virus is a new coronavirus that has spread throughout the world. It is thought to spread mainly through close contact from person to person." MedlinePlus
- Current Policies
Fargo Cass Public Health: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Prevention Procedures
Clay County Guidance on COVID-19
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA): Protecting Workers: Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace
- What you can do
NDSU Student travelMandatory academic student travel guidance can be found here.
Voluntary student travel guidance can be found here
CDC recommendations for Schools and Child Care Programs
CDC recommendations for Workplaces and Businesses
CDC recommendation for Community, Work, and School
- Testing and Vaccine
Testing: Where to get tested, types of tests, and what to expect.
COVID-19 Vaccine: Information, data, and guidance for the vaccine in Minnesota.
NDSU Covid Cases
Current positive cases include faculty, staff, or students who have received a positive test within the last ten days.
Coronavirus Disease- situation update
World Health Organization - Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic
"Viruses constantly change through mutation, and new variants of a virus are expected to occur. Sometimes new variants emerge and disappear. Other times, new variants persist. Numerous variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 are being tracked in the United States and globally during this pandemic."
"CDC’s national SARS-CoV-2 genomic surveillance program identifies and tracks SARS-CoV-2 variants circulating in the United States and calculates the proportion of variants causing infections, nationally and by HHS region. The thousands of sequences provided every week through CDC’s national genomic surveillance efforts fuel the comprehensive and population-based U.S. surveillance system required to monitor the spread of variants."
"On July 27, 2021, CDC released updated guidance on the need for urgently increasing COVID-19 vaccination coverage and a recommendation for everyone in areas of substantial or high transmission to wear a mask in public indoor places, even if they are fully vaccinated."
Omicron Variant (B1.1.529)
- CDC Statement
"On 26 November 2021, WHO designated the variant B.1.1.529 a variant of concern, named Omicron, on the advice of WHO’s Technical Advisory Group on Virus Evolution (TAG-VE). This decision was based on the evidence presented to the TAG-VE that Omicron has several mutations that may have an impact on how it behaves, for example, on how easily it spreads or the severity of illness it causes."
- Multiple Variants of SARS-CoV-2 in a University Outbreak After Spring Break — Chicago, Illinois, March–May 2021
- Screening Programs for SARS-CoV-2 Infections on a University Campus — Austin, Texas, September 30–November 30, 2020
- COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage Among Adolescents Aged 12–17 Years — United States, December 14, 2020–July 31, 2021
Narratives and first person accounts
"The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) has partnered with agency KK Bold to develop an outreach effort for the citizens of North Dakota. This effort, referred to as the North Dakota CoVID-19 Impact Wall, features a collection of stories about North Dakotans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and will be promoted in a statewide campaign in the weeks to come."