COVID-19 Information & Updates

North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS) strives to minimize the risk and spread of COVID-19 through planning, communication, and encouraging responsibility of all community members.

Beginning Spring semester, 2023, reporting of positive COVID-19 cases is no longer requested.

NDSCS’s COVID-19 response is based on guidance and protocols from the ND Department of Health (NDDoH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

For information regarding COVID-19 in Richland and Cass County and the state of North Dakota, visit ND Department of Health.

COVID Testing

Free COVID testing and test kits are available to students and employees in the Student Health Clinic, Riley Hall 113.

Community testing locations:

COVID Positive Protocol

Students who have tested positive for COVID should:

  • Contact your faculty/instructors regarding completing your coursework.
  • Students living on campus may arrange for meal delivery if desired. Contact Residential Life at 701.671.2224.
  • Contact Student Wellness at 701.671.2286 if further assistance is needed. 

Employees who have tested positive for COVID should:

  • Contact your supervisor.
  • Contact Human Resources at 701.671.2903 if further assistance is needed.

Informational Resources:
CDC Guidelines for Respiratory Viruses
ND Department of Health Isolation Calculator

Vaccination Information

Vaccination is not required at NDSCS for faculty, staff or students. However, some academic program affiliates (clinical sites, labs, etc.) may require vaccination.
NDSCS follows CDC guidance on vaccinations, including boosters.

  • ND vaccination locations can be found here.
  • MN vaccination locations can be found here.
College Community Wellness

All member of the NDSCS community are encouraged to practice prevention actions and monitor their own health and wellness. If feeling ill, stay home until you feel well.
Students should notify their faculty and employees should notify their supervisor when testing positive for COVID.

Housing & Dining

If you have concerns with living on campus, please contact Residential Life at 701.671.2224 to discuss options.
If you live on campus and would like to arrange meal delivery service, please contact Residential Life at 701.671.2224.

Questions/Additional Information

If you have questions regarding COVID-19 or need further information, please contact:
Students - Melissa Johnson, Executive Director for Student and Residential Life, 701.671.2224 or
Employees – Sandi Gilbertson, Executive Director for Human Resources, 701.671.2904 or
Academic Related Questions – Dr. Lisa Karch, Vice President for Academic Affairs, 701.671.2112 or