Update on Spring Break travel and University operations plans

As students and other members of the University Community set out on their Spring Break Plans, the University of North Dakota would like to wish everyone safe travels and pleasant experiences, wherever their destinations may be.

The University is carefully monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak and following guidelines from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) and North Dakota Department of Health. The wellbeing of our campus community is of the utmost importance.

In light of the global situation regarding COVID-19, the University also urges travelers to maintain good-hygiene practices, as prescribed by the CDC, and to be mindful of how their actions and the actions of others impact the health and wellbeing of all.

At this time, the University intends to remain open for business and has no plans of ceasing operations in the future.

All classes and activities will continue, as normal, unless and until the situation changes. Contingency plans are in place if the situation changes, and may include moving classes online.

This is a rapidly evolving and dynamic situation. Everyone is encouraged to monitor University communications, including the UND Coronavirus Updates blog, for the latest information.

Students with concerns about their health or symptoms they are experiencing are urged to call ahead to UND Student Health Services, at 701.777.4500, before coming into the facility. Student Health professionals can advise students on next steps. Faculty and staff are encouraged to contact their primary health care provider.

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, as well as state and local health officials, encourage everyone to follow these basic prevention tips:

  • Get a flu shot.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

As conditions evolve, we will provide the University community with the most comprehensive information and guidance possible, and deploy any additional resources as necessary.