Northwest Technical College Moves to COVID Scenario 2—Yellow

Beginning at midnight on Monday, February 1, 2021, Northwest Technical College moved to COVID-19 Scenario 2—Yellow.

NTC’s COVID scenario was upgraded from Deep Orange to Orange on January 10 following guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health. The college now has the flexibility to determine an COVID-19 scenario based on conditions on our campus and in the Bemidji community. Additionally, Chancellor Malhotra’s guidance to delay in-person events and activities for the first few weeks of the spring semester also expires on February 1.

Specific information on COVID-19 Scenario 2—Yellow is available on the college’s Coronavirus website, located at

Access to campus under Scenario 2—Yellow will be as follows:

  • All NTC main doors will be open between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.;
  • After-hours employee access will be available via keys and/or keycards

Northwest Technical College expects to remain at COVID-19 Scenario 2—Yellow until local conditions warrant a change.

Bemidji State University facilities

The Gillett Wellness Center will be open for limited public access under guidance issued by Gov. Walz in Executive Order 21-01 between 6 a.m.–8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Visit the Wellness Center’s website for up-to-date information on hours of service and access to specific activities.

The Hobson Memorial Union will be open between 7:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. on Sunday. It will be closed on Saturday. Both the upper and lower union buildings will be unlocked during these times, allowing access to ID card printing, the BSU Bookstore and the Bucky’s Pantry Food Shelf.

The A.C. Clark Library will be open to the public. Hours of operation are available on the library’s website.