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Bemidji State University is at COVID Scenario 2-Yellow

Beginning at midnight on Monday, February 1, 2021, Bemidji State University moved to COVID-19 Scenario 2—Yellow.

BSU’s COVID scenario was upgraded from Deep Orange to Orange on January 10 following guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health. The university 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 university’s Coronavirus website

Bemidji State University expects to remain at COVID-19 Scenario 2—Yellow until local conditions warrant a change.


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.

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.

Additional COVID-19 Resources


Bemidji State University Statistics

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 System Data

Updated: April 9, 2021 (updated weekly on Fridays)

New Active Cases This Week
(April 1-7)
Total Positive Cases (b)

2

240

(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 “Total Positive Cases” as cumulative cases beginning at the start of the Fall 2020 semester, which for its tracking purposes began on August 24, 2020.

Comprehensive BSU Campus Data

Updated: April 9, 2021

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

4

1

1

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

2

2

3

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

1

1

1

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

38

335

373

(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: April 9, 2021

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

3,642

57

77

24.50

(d) Data updated weekly on Thursdays. Last update: April 8, 2021, reporting two-week rolling data for the period of March 14–27. Source: “Data for K-12 Schools: 14-day COVID-19 Case Rate by County” — https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/stats/wschool.pdf