North Dakota State College of Science is committed to providing a healthy environment for all stakeholders. NDSCS’s central focus is fulfilling our mission while minimizing risk for all stakeholders for the Fall 2020 semester. NDSCS recognizes that the threat from COVID-19 is not over, and it continues to impact our community and lives in different ways. However, NDSCS strives to minimize that risk through planning, communication, and encouraging responsibility of all community members throughout these unprecedented times (and beyond).
NDSCS COVID-19 Reporting
Members of the NDSCS Community are expected to notify the College through the below form if they have:
- Tested positive for COVID-19
- Been notified by a state health department official (or the positive individual under the direction of the NDDoH) that they have been identified as a close contact to someone that has tested positive for COVID-19
- Symptoms consistent with COVID-19 (individuals can check their symptoms through the ND Department of Health COVID-19 Risk Assessment Survey Tool by clicking here)
This form should also be used to report concerns about COVID-19 exposure to the College community. The purpose of this form is to inform the College that a student or employee has COVID-19, has been identified as a close contact, and/or has symptoms consistent with COVID-19.
The North Dakota Department of Health Symptom Checker can assist you in determining if you should seek medical care regarding COVID-19.
These forms are NOT intended for the diagnosis or treatment of diseases such as COVID-19. Individuals should contact their medical provider if they have questions or concerns about the symptoms they are experiencing.
NDSCS COVID-19 Cases
NDSCS provides daily COVID-19 case updates as an indicator of the level of activity of COVID-19 in our College community.
NDSCS COVID case status since 8/17/2020**
|Confirmed Positive Cases**||Recovered Cases|
Confirmed Positive Cases = Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19
Recovered Cases = Individuals who have recovered after having a confirmed positive test
*Data will be updated by 3 p.m. each weekday, except for holidays that fall on weekdays. Data from the weekend will be included with Monday's numbers. Data is collected and reported through the Vice President for Student Affairs office 701-671-2627.
**This data reflects information provided to the College, in cooperation with local and state health departments and self-reporting. Official data collection, reporting and contact tracing for COVID-19 is being managed by the North Dakota Department of Health with NDSCS's cooperation. There may be additional positive cases that have not been reported to NDSCS. These numbers include NDSCS community members, regardless of location that the individual lives, works, and/or learns.
Student, employee and other confidentiality laws prohibit disclosure of identities of any individuals. If you were a close contact of a person who has tested positive, you will be contacted by a public health official and will receive instruction on quarantine and symptom monitoring.
For information regarding COVID-19 in Richland and Cass County and the state of North Dakota, visit ND Department of Health.