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Fall 2020 Health Services Information: COVID-19

Student Health Service remains open to students for in-person and telehealth appointments via Microsoft Teams. All in-person appointments will be screened using guidelines published by state and federal public health agencies. If an individual screens positive, the student’s symptoms are reviewed to determine if COVID-19 testing is needed. COVID-19 testing will be done at City County Health Department or Sanford Clinic. There is currently no charge for the test, however, this is subject to change without notice. If a student tests positive, the North Dakota Department of Health is notified, and they will perform contact tracing to determine other individuals who may have been exposed.

All students (on and off campus) are required to notifying Student Health Services if you are:

Fall Office Hours: 8:30 am to 2:00 pm

Visits to Health Services are by appointment only, no walk-in appointments. Appointments can be made online, by phone or email:

  1. Click here to book an appointment online: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/VCSUHealthServices1@ad.ndus.edu/bookings/
  2. Call 701-845-7305 for an appointment, leave a message if needed, or
  3. Email betty.j.tykwinski@vcsu.edu     

All students are asked to wear a mask when presenting to Student Health Service. If a student does not have their own, one will be provided. 

Important Resources:

Coronavirus Information for VCSU Students

VCSU Students: What to do if You are Sick

ND Department of Health Coronavirus Information

Steps to Stay Healthy

  • Follow CDC recommendations on How to Protect Yourself & Others.
  • If you are ill, it is important to stay home!
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick (remain at least 6 feet away).
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a face covering when around others and as required on campus.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19, students may contact Student Health Services or a local health care facility.

Symptoms, Testing & Statistics

Individuals with COVID-19 may report a wide range of symptoms. Symptoms may occur 2-14 days after exposure or some individuals are asymptomatic (do not exhibit symptoms). Please see the CDC website for a current list of symptoms. Individuals experiencing symptoms, or those who have been in close contact with a lab confirmed COVID-19 case, should contact Student Health Services or their local health care facility to determine next steps.

The ND Department of Health provides information for other testing locations within North Dakota.
The CDC provides information for testing locations outside of North Dakota.