Results pending for UND student tested for possible COVID-19; student self-quarantined

BISMARCK – North Dakota has no confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to the North Dakota Department of Health. On Monday, 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 are still pending. The student has agreed to be self-quarantined apart from general populations, pending confirmation of test results. The University plans to issue updates on this evolving situation as more information develops. Students with concerns about their health or symptoms they are experiencing are urged to call ahead to UND Student Health Services, at 777-4500, before coming into the facility. Student Health professionals can advise students on next steps. Faculty and staff are encouraged to contact their primary health care provider. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, as well as state and local health officials, encourage everyone to follow these basic prevention tips: – Get a flu shot. – 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.