COVID-19 Dashboard

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.

COVID-19 campus status safety colors are determined by the President’s Cabinet and based on factors contained in guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health along with advice from campus and local public health officials.

Additional COVID-19 Resources

Bemidji State University Statistics

Bemidji State University reports COVID-19 case data to the Minnesota State system weekly. This report defines a “case” of COVID-19 as a case with a lab-confirmed positive test for COVID-19 that has been verified by a Local Public Health entity and has had contact with 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 this more inclusive data.

Minnesota State System Data

Updated: September 18, 2020

  • Minnesota State System-Wide COVID Dashboard
Active Cases Associated with Campus
Active Positive with Campus Contact
Total Positive Cases (b)




(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) Minnesota State defines its total as cumulative cases for the Fall 2020 semester, which for tracking purposes began on August 24, 2020.

Comprehensive BSU Campus Data

Updated: September 22, 2020

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 (c)
Total Positive Cases, Students (c)
Total Positive Cases (c)




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

Active cases data provided by the Minnesota Department of Health. Isolation and quarantine data refers to on-campus residents only. Minnesota State data is updated weekly; BSU cumulative numbers updated nightly on weekdays. Data may not be comprehensive or in real-time due to testing and reporting delays and are subject to change.

Beltrami County Statistics

Data Updated: September 22, 2020

Total Positive Cases
Total COVID Deaths
Active Cases
Cases per 10k Population (d)





(d) Updated September 17, 2020. Data for August 23-September 5. Source: “Data for K-12 Schools: 14-day COVID-19 Case Rate by County” —