On March 9, in close coordination with the Grand Forks and North Dakota Departments of Health, a University of North Dakota student was tested for the possibility of COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus.

Test results came back NEGATIVE. The student had agreed to be self-quarantined apart from general populations, pending confirmation of test results. This would've been the first confirmed case of Coronavirus in the state.

The following is from the students facebook page:

"To answer everyone’s question, I was put into quarantine while waiting for results on the Coronavirus at UND. I tested negative and have since been released.

Thank you to student health services and UND police for taking the precautions to keep campus safe from this disease. University of North Dakota".

The CDC advises the following in prevention of contracting and spreading Coronavirus:

 

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.