Face-to-face instruction in the spring semester of 2021

Mayville State University is committed to delivering face-to-face instruction on campus throughout the spring semester of 2021. We believe that face-to-face instruction is an important part of the student experience for our students who choose it. A COVID-19 taskforce made up of a cross section of staff, faculty, and students continues to work to address practices related to safety and the COVID-19 situation.

Click here to see a listing of taskforce members.

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Mayville State COVID-19 Dashboard

MSU COVID-19 case status since 05/19/2020
Updated 04/16/2021
Dashboard is updated daily, Monday through Friday.

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Active Cases = Individuals who have tested positive
Close Contact = Individual who has been identified by public health department officials as a close contact to someone who has tested positive
Recovered Cases = Individuals who have recovered
MSU On-Campus Residents = Students living on campus and enrolled in on-campus courses
MSU Off-Campus Students = Students not living on campus and enrolled in on-campus courses
MSU Distance Students = Students enrolled in courses online or away from the MSU campus

Please note: Numbers on this dashboard reflect only close contacts that have been verified through the contact tracing process and positive cases confirmed by COVID-19 test results. 

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MSU COVID-19 Reporting Form

The purpose of the MSU COVID-19 Reporting form is to inform Mayville State that a student or employee has COVID-19, has been identified as a close contact, and/or has symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

Members of the MSU Community are expected to notify the university if they have or know someone from the college community who has:
• tested positive for COVID-19,
• been notified by a state health department official 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.)
Lindsey M. Hall, BSN, RN, is Mayville State's COVID-19 Liaison. If your situation falls under any of the scenarios listed above, it is important for you to fill out the reporting form (link above). If you have questions or need further information, please contact Lindsey at lindsey.m.hall@mayvillestate.edu or 901-355-6148.

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Symptom Checker

The purpose of this survey is to help you make decisions about seeking medical care. It is 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. Additionally, this survey may assist the ND Department of Health in identifying close contacts during our contact tracing process if an individual tests positive for COVID-19.

Click here to access the survey.

Individuals with symptoms should be tested for COVID-19.

Symptoms include:

    • Fever (100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher)
    • Feeling feverish
    • Sore throat
    • New/worsening uncontrolled cough
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Vomiting
    • Diarrhea
    • Abdominal pain
    • Loss of taste and/or smell

Individuals may contact their local health care provider or MSU COVID-19 Liaison Lindsey Hall should any COVID-19-related symptoms occur.

Report symptoms to Mayville State's COVID-19 liaison by clicking here.

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COVID-19 - Contact Exposure Tool

Wondering if you need to self-isolate or quarantine? Download a tool that will help you to know.

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What if pubic health officials determine that you are a close contact to a positive COVID-19 case?

If you have been identified as a close contact to a COVID-19 case through the Department of Health contact tracing process, public health officials will get in touch with you. You are encouraged to answer your phone and to be courteous, cooperative, and truthful.

Click here to see a North Dakota Department of Health fact sheet for those identified as close contacts. Please note that this document has been updated as of 12-04-2020.

Report symptoms to Mayville State's COVID-19 liaison by clicking here.

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Should close contacts get tested?

Dr. Travis Waswick with Sanford Health in Mayville asks university students to follow the CDC-recommended guidelines when requesting a COVID-19 test due to being a close contact.

If an individual is not showing symptoms, but recently had contact with an individual who tested positive, testing is beneficial because asymptomatic individuals can spread the virus. The best time for asymptomatic individuals to get tested is 7 to 10 days after having contact with someone who tested positive. Per Dr. Waswick, Mayville Clinic will only test asymptomatic individuals in the time frame indicated above. If the close contact develops symptoms, he or she can test as soon as symptoms occur.

The phone number for Sanford Health in Mayville is 701-788-3800.  

Calculate the end of your 14-day quarantine period using the calculator at health.nd.gov/covidcalculator.

Per the North Dakota Department of Health, you may be released from quarantine AFTER DAY 10 if the following criteria are met:

    • You remain symptom-free.

You may be released from quarantine AFTER DAY 7 if the following criteria are met:

    • You remain symptom-free.
    • You test negative for COVID-19. Please note that the PCR or antigen test cannot be administered more than 48 hours prior to release.

Please contact Lindsey Hall at 701-788-4865 for further assistance or to schedule a COVID-19 test. 

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What to Expect When a Positive COVID-19 Case Has Been Identified at Mayville State

Action steps that will take place when a positive COVID-19 case has been identified at Mayville State have been determined. Keep this document handy as a reference.

Click here to see the document. 

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Guidelines for Employees ... COVID-19 Cases, Exposures

In response to the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases and exposures, the document below has been developed to help with clarification.

Download the document here.

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Tips for COVID-19 Prevention

You are encouraged to stay healthy through these preventive practices:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Avoid close contact inside your home: Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Avoid close contact outside your home: Put six feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others.
  • Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow and do not spit.
  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • Monitor your health daily. Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.

See more COVID-19 prevention tips, including tips related to travel.

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Use of Cloth Face Coverings

In consideration of new guidelines recently provided by the State Board of Higher Education and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mayville State University will now be requiring that all individuals on Mayville State University property or participating in official university events wear a face covering to contain potentially contaminated droplets while indoors. This mandate will go into effect on Monday, August 10 and be in force until further notice.

See the details regarding this requirement.

Download North Dakota State Board of Higher Education resolution regarding face coverings.

The North Dakota Department of Health has recently issued new guidelines regarding face coverings and possible quarantine exemption. If you are identified as a close contact to someone who tests positive for COVID-19 and both of you were wearing the proper face covering during the time of contact, you may be exempt from the quarantining requirement. To be exempt, both the person testing positive AND the close contact must have been wearing a surgical mask, a cloth face covering, or an N95 mask with no valves.

If you are a close contact to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, and were wearing a neck gaiter, bandana, plastic face shield with no mask, any mask with outlet valves, or no mask at all, you will be expected to quarantine for 14 days. If one of the parties involved is wearing the approved face covering and the other is not, quarantining will be expected.

See the North Dakota Department of Health infographic regarding face coverings and quarantining.

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Mayville State's COVID-19 Safety Level is currently 2, low to moderate community spread.

If there is a change in Mayville State's Safety Level, the same process used to notify the campus community of weather-related closings or other emergencies will be used, even if the change is an improvements. The modes of communication will include:

  • Mass emails
  • Text notifications
  • Social media
  • Website emergency banner
  • Campus digital signage

Departments hosting visitors or other external stakeholders are responsible for notifying them of Safety Level changes.

See more in the Mayville State University Adaptive Strategies document.

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Mayville State COVID-19 Campus Guidelines

As part of Mayville State University's continued response to the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent changes needed in academic and campus operations, the Mayville State COVID-19 Campus Guidelines document has been developed. Please note that the guidebook will continue to change and evolve as the situation with the pandemic continues to develop and evolve. Updates will be sent out to campus via email and also be noted on the website.

Download the Mayville State COVID-19 Campus Guidelines Document (updated 01-12-2021).

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MSU Child Development Programs 2020-21 COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan

The safety and well-being of enrolled children and their families, as well as staff and the communities served, are always a top priority for Mayville State University Child Development Programs. Preparations for the program year are being made by aligning the CDP currently established COVID-19 health protocol plans with the restart plans of local school districts and Mayville State University.

Download the CDP COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan.