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Health officials worldwide are monitoring a respiratory illness outbreak caused by a new coronavirus, named “COVID-19,” that originated in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. DSU continues to monitor updates on the spread of 2019 novel coronavirus from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and we are using their guidance and recommendations here on our own campus.

Testing Opportunities

ND Testing Opportunities

For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 testing opportunities in North Dakota, please visit http://www.ndus.edu/gettested

Dickinson Campus Testing

  • Binax rapid antigen testing for COVID-19 is available through the DSU Student Health Center to members of the DSU campus community, faculty, staff, and students.
  • The student health center will conduct testing M-F, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m., appointments are required and should be scheduled by calling 701-483-2304 or texting 701-690-0208.
  • The test results will be sent the same day the sample is collected, usually within 30 minutes.
  • The student health center has approximately 200 tests available per week.
  • Testing priority will be given to the following individuals:
  • Exposed individuals, testing on Day Six;
  • Those preparing to travel;
  • Student-athletes, upon request from the AD or designee;
  • Student nurses, as determined by program requirements.

DSU Student Health Center - General Safety Precautions

  • The installation of the ionization air purification and disinfection system in Stickney Hall is complete and will be tested regularly.
  • The ventilation system was upgraded 2-3 years ago when DSU had an energy audit.
  • Appointments are requested when students want to come to health service. 
  • Only two individuals can be in the health services waiting area in order to maintain 6’+ distancing. 
  • Correct mask use is required of all who are in the health service area. Masks and sanitizer are provided.
  • Disinfection occurs between each individual visit using a hospital-grade disinfectant spray and wipes for all surfaces. 
  • Facility operations completes a disinfectant fog of the entire health service daily. The health service also has a fogging machine, and exam rooms are fogged with disinfectant regularly.
  • Disposable products are used as needed (gloves, paper on the exam table and stands).
  • Students visiting the health service complete a COVID-19 risk screening form upon arrival and are screened for temperature.

DSU COVID-19 Guidelines and Procedures

Here you will find COVID-19 guidelines and procedures approved by the President’s Cabinet team with regard to the operation of the University in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 News Blog

Visit the COVID-19 section of the DSU News Blog for important announcements and information related to COVID-19.

DSU COVID-19 Dashboard

This information is provided as a service to our campus and local community. Data has been self-reported by campus faculty, staff, and students.

This data is typically updated by noon each day reflecting updates from the previous day, if changes occur. This excludes weekends and holidays. Information and reports from those days will be included with the next reporting day.

Visit the ND Department of Health for more information about Stark County and the State of North Dakota. 

Dickinson CampusBismarck Campus
# of Active Cases00
# of Recovered Cases1782

Last Updated: 04/16/2021 at 9:20 a.m.

Data compiled by:

Carrie.Knudson@dickinsonstate.edu

Dsu.health@dickinsonstate.edu

701-483-2304 office

701-401-5088 cell phone/text messaging

Symptoms

According to the CDC, symptoms of the virus include:
• runny nose
• headache
• cough
• sore throat
• fever
• a general feeling of being unwell

The CDC believes that symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure. The illness can be more serious for individuals with a weakened immune system, the elderly, or those with underlying respiratory problems. It could result in bronchitis and pneumonia.

What to Do if You Are 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 DSU Student Health Services at 701-483-2304.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to contact their primary healthcare provider.

Dickinson State University Resources

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Reporting

Quarterly Report 03-31-2021

Quarterly Report 09-30-2020

Quarterly Report 12-31-2020

Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students 09-28-2020