Return to face-to-face instruction in the fall semester of 2020

Mayville State University is committed to delivering face-to-face instruction on campus beginning with the fall semester of 2020. Classes begin at 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24. We believe that face-to-face instruction is an important part of the student experience for our students who choose it. We know the challenges this brings, and we're working on developing plans. A COVID-19 Restart taskforce made up of a cross section of staff, faculty, and students is working to address practices and expectations for the fall semester.

Click here to see a listing of taskforce members.

This site will be updated as new information becomes available.

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Mayville State Campus Restart Guidebook

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 Campus Restart Guidebook 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 Falll 2020 Restart web pages.

Download the Mayville State Campus Restart Guidebook.

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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.

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COVID-19 Testing

Students are encouraged to test within seven days prior to returning to campus for the fall semester. Additional testing opportunities for students will be made available on campus. (See below.)

Student athletes must follow the guidelines regarding COVID-19 testing established by the NAIA. Coaches will be contacting their athletes with specific information regarding testing.

Mayville State University does not intend to mandate COVID-19 testing for all faculty, staff, and students. However, testing options are being made available, and you are encouraged to pursue testing. Testing events have been coordinated with local public health officials, the North Dakota Department of Health, and the North Dakota University System. These tests are being offered free of charge.

Those who wish to participate should pre-register at testreg.nd.gov. Pre-registering will save time when you arrive at the testing site. Students: When pre-registering, it is important that you enter your North Dakota address, as well as your current cell phone number so that the results of the test can get to you without confusion.

Testing will take place in the Mayville State University Wellness Center. Dates and times are as follows:

  • Wednesday, Aug. 12, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. - Student athletes
  • Wednesday, Aug. 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Staff, including Child Development Programs employees
  • Wednesday, Aug. 19, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. - Faculty and any staff unable to test on Aug. 12
  • Monday, Aug. 24, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Students attending on-campus classes in the fall semester

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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.)
 

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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.

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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 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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CARES Act funding available for students

Mayville State University has been awarded a grant through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Grant funding of up to $500 may be available to students who meet the following criteria:

  • Students who have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and were enrolled and attending Mayville State University after March 13, 2020.
  • Students must be enrolled in on-campus academic programs. Students enrolled in fully online programs are not eligible.   
  • Must have experienced additional expenses due to the disruption of campus services because of COVID-19. 

Click here for more information, including the application.

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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.