24-Hour BSU COVID-19 Hotline: (218) 755-2901


Current Mitigation Strategies

Mask Usage Physical Distancing Shift to Online
Required in all indoor, public spaces on campus and in leased spaces.
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No physical distancing requirements. No changes in service or course delivery methods.
BSU is committed to mitigating the spread of COVID-19 within our community.

It is on each and every one of us to do our part to keep our campus community safe. We need for you to do what Beavers do best — look out for and care for each other.</ p>

Bemidji State University’s COVID-19 Status Level is determined by the President’s Cabinet, in collaboration with state and federal authorities, and is based on factors contained in guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health along with advice from campus and local public health officials.</ p>

Additional COVID-19 Resources

Bemidji State University Statistics

Minnesota State System Data

Bemidji State University submits weekly COVID-19 case data to the Minnesota State system. This report defines a “case” of COVID-19 as a person with a lab-confirmed for COVID-19 that has been verified by a Local Public Health entity, or a self-verified positive test, and has had contact with campus or lived within 60 miles of campus while infectious (a).

This system reporting data represents only a subset of the total positive cases that we are aware of among our employees and students. In order to provide as transparent and accurate a picture as possible of the COVID-19 conditions on campus, we are also sharing more inclusive data.

Minnesota State updates its dashboard weekly on Friday mornings. BSU data is updated in the evening, Monday through Friday, typically by 8 p.m. Central time.

Comprehensive BSU Campus Data

Updated: September 23, 2021

Active (Positive) Student Cases
On-Campus Quarantine Beds Occupied
On-Campus Students in Isolation




Positive Student Cases
w/ Campus Contact
Students in Quarantine, Off Campus
Students in Isolation, Off Campus




Active (Positive) Employee Cases
Employees in Quarantine
Employees in Isolation




Total Positive Cases, Employees (b)
Total Positive Cases, Students (b)
Total Positive Cases (b)




Active cases data provided by the Minnesota Department of Health. Isolation and quarantine data refers to on-campus residents only. Data may not be comprehensive or in real-time due to testing and reporting delays and are subject to change.

Beltrami County Statistics

CDC Level of Community Transmission: High

Updated September 23, 2021
National map of transmission levels, by county. Data updated daily by 8 p.m. Eastern time.

Seven-day transmission level tracking, Beltrami County

9/16 9/17 9/18 9/19 9/20 9/21 9/12
Cases per 100k (c) 493.77 461.98 461.98 461.98 451.39 546.75 512.84
Total Cases (d) 233 218 218 218 213 258 242


Transmission Levels: Low Moderate Substantial High

(a) Minnesota State defines a person who tests positive for COVID-19 as infectious two days prior to the onset of symptoms OR two days prior to the date the COVID-19 test was taken AND until the person’s isolation period is complete. A person’s isolation period is considered to be over when ALL THREE of the following factors are true: 1) person’s symptoms — cough, shortness of breath, etc. — improve and the person feels better; 2) at least 10 days have elapsed since the person first felt sick or noticed symptoms; AND 3) person has been fever-free for at least 24 hours without using fever-reducing medications.

(b) Cumulative total since first positive case reported on July 7, 2020

(c) New cases during a seven-day rolling period of time, ending on the listed date, per 100,000 county residents

(d) New cases during a seven-day rolling period of time, ending on the listed date. New-case data is not updated on Saturday or Sunday.