Cases and Reporting
Last updated April 22, 2021
UND reports COVID-19 cases in a real-time dashboard.
Student, employee and patient confidentiality laws prohibit disclosure of identities and their test results. These statistics are reflective of information obtained by the University, in close cooperation with local and state health departments. There may be additional positive cases of which the University has not been made aware. Confirmed and active cases at UND should not be considered exhaustive. The numbers reflected are to the best of the University’s knowledge.
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We encourage all UND students, faculty and staff to get tested regularly and frequently.
If you were identified as a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case, testing is ideal 7-10 days after last known exposure is recommended. However, the following exceptions exist:
- Do not get retested if you have tested positive in the last 90 days. If you are experiencing new symptoms, call your healthcare provider.
- Do not get retested if you have completed your COVID-19 vaccinations at least 2 weeks prior to your close contact exposure to a positive case, and it is within 90 days of completion of your vaccinations. For the two injection vaccination series, this refers to completion of both vaccinations.
UND continues to lead the North Dakota University System (NDUS) in the number of students, faculty and staff seeking COVID-19 testing. While legally permissible to mandate testing, our voluntary approach is consistent with the other schools in the NDUS.
How often should students get tested?
It all depends on your risk factors. If you are staying in your pod of just your immediate people that you’re surrounded with, and not exposing yourself to other people, then your risk of acquiring the COVID-19 and need to be tested is definitely less.
If you’re out and about, whether it’s in classes or anyplace else — do a weekly test. Unless you’re holed up in your dorm or your room or your apartment — come out weekly and be tested.
Why do people get tested if they don’t have symptoms?
We know that 30-40 percent of people who test positive for COVID-19 do not have symptoms. We also know that those people are infectious and can be spreading the disease to others.
In our efforts to curb the spread, we’re asking all people, whether they have symptoms of not, to be tested so that we can isolate those people, do contact tracing and minimize the exposure to others.
All employees and students are to report if they have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been identified as a close contact by the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) or other public health official.
UND may screen employees, students, and campus visitors who enter campus buildings or workplaces. Please consult the NDUS April 15, 2021 memo for more information.