Health Questions

What should I do if get sick or am experiencing symptoms of COVID-19?

For up-to-date advice from the Center for Disease Control, click here.

What happens if a member of campus community is diagnosed with COVID-19?

If there is a case of COVID-19 on campus the MDH will notify the campus immediately, work with us to identify contacts, determine what kind of campus notification is needed and help navigate any other response measures.

What happens if a student on campus tests positive for COVID?

There will be housing set aside for both on and off-campus students who test positive for COVID to allow for self-quarantine during the recommended 14-day period.

I am overwhelmed by all of this. How can you help me?

We understand. This is a stressful time for all of us. Here are some resources to help ease a bit of the stress:

The Student Center for Health & Counseling will also remain OPEN at this time.

The Student Center for Health and Counseling will continue to provide services to students – regardless of whether they return home to complete the Spring 2020 semester via alternative methods of delivery, or if they remain on campus due to exigent circumstances.

The SCHC is currently enhancing its technology to allow for HIPAA-compliant teletherapy and telehealth delivery of services through Zoom, with an expected start date of March 20. In the meantime, counseling staff are completing check-ins by phone with scheduled students, and appointments have continued at the clinic. Students will be called prior to scheduled appointments for screenings. Students may always call the center during regular business hours for phone screenings or other services by calling (218) 755-2053 during regular business hours (9 a.m.-12 noon and 1-4 p.m., Mon.-Fri.). After hours, students should call Sanford Bemidji Main Clinic at (218) 333-5000.

As a reminder, students with fever, cough, shortness of breath or concern about exposure to COVID-19 should call SCHC or Sanford Health before visiting.

When you can be around others after you had or likely had COVID-19?

If you think or know you had COVID-19, and you had symptoms, you can be with others after

  • At least 10 days since symptoms first appeared and
  • At least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication and
  • Symptoms have improved

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