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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 to a change in the way it operates starting at the close of business on March 17. Review the pages below for information.

Mayville State communications related to coronavirus.

Mayville State's coronavirus-related quick notes.

Mayville State University is taking actions to help limit the COVID-19 (coronavirus) risk on campus.

  • All on-campus classes will be moved online, effective March 14 through April 5, 2020.
  • All Mayville State employees (including student workers) who are able to work remotely will do so starting no later than 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17 and tentatively until Monday, April 6. 
  • Mayville State will remain open and operational during this time. 
  • On-campus classes and normal campus operations will resume Monday, April 6, 2020, pending further assessment.

The university will continue to fulfill its mission by ensuring students are able to meet their educational requirements and faculty are able to continue their research and scholarship. All campus facilities will continue to operate.

Effective March 14, students who are leaving campus for spring break (March 16-20) have been asked not to return to campus for an additional period of two weeks (March 21-April 4). Accommodations are being made for those students who are unable to leave. 

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