The safety of all Mayville State students, faculty, and staff is the top priority as the coronavirus situation evolves. The Mayville State University president's cabinet members and emergency manager are in constant communication about how to best protect the health and wellness of campus community and take proactive steps to help minimize the spread of this very serious illness. The Centers for Disease Control has stressed the importance of social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19. To that end, Mayville State began a change in the way it operates starting at the close of business on March 17. All courses were moved to online only delivery and several staff began working remotely. 

Mayville State will return to face-to-face instruction on campus with the Fall Semester of 2020, and the process of returning to work on campus for staff began on July 1. A COVID-19 restart task force made up of a cross section of faculty, staff, and students is working to determine the details for how this will look. Watch this site for further information that will be provided beginning soon and on an on-going basis.

Mayville State communications related to coronavirus.

Mayville State's coronavirus-related quick notes.

What is Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a serious respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. It has been determined that the best way to stop the spread of the illness is social distancing. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China. 

Preventative measures to maintain health and assist in minimizing risk regarding the illness are encouraged. They include:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home while sick and avoid close contact with others.
  • Cover mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash hands.

The coronavirus pandemic is a rapidly evolving situation. See the most up-to-date information regarding coronavirus:

Centers for Disease Control

North Dakota Department of Health