Website information related to COVID-19 is in the process of being updated to reflect the changing details and guidelines related to the pandemic. Some information found within may be outdated. Please be patient as we work toward the goal of having the most up-to-date information posted here.
Updated mask/face covering practices
On May 13, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued updated guidance stating that fully vaccinated individuals may resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.
In light of this new guidance, and in alignment with recent discontinuation of mask requirements in the region, Mayville State is modifying practices regarding masks/face coverings. Beginning Monday, May 24, use of masks and face coverings on the Mayville State campus, in both indoor and outdoor spaces and throughout university property, will be optional and is no longer required. Those who are more comfortable wearing face coverings should continue to do so.
This change was recommended by the Mayville State New Normal COVID-19 Task Force, formerly COVID-19 Restart Task Force, and subsequently approved by the President’s Cabinet.
Mayville State University Student Health is offering vaccinations.
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.
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.
Individuals with symptoms should be tested for COVID-19.
- Fever (100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher)
- Feeling feverish
- Sore throat
- New/worsening uncontrolled cough
- Difficulty breathing
- Abdominal pain
- Loss of taste and/or smell
Individuals may contact their local health care provider or MSU COVID-19 Liaison Amanda Jordan should any COVID-19-related symptoms occur.
COVID-19 - Contact Exposure Tool
Wondering if you need to self-isolate or quarantine? Download a tool that will help you to know.
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.
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 and is not fully vaccinated, testing is beneficial because asymptomatic individuals can spread the virus. The best time for asymptomatic individuals to get tested is 5 to 7 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 Amanda Jordan at 701-425-1482 for further assistance or to schedule a COVID-19 test.
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.
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.
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.
MSU Child Development Programs 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. The COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan (link below) was updated in May of 2021.