Message from President Cook 8/16/22

Message from President Cook and Provost Bertollini

August 16, 2022

We want to provide an update on the COVID-19 situation at NDSU.

We are watching the continued evolution of the virus that causes COVID-19, including new variants, and will adjust our mitigation efforts as needed.

We have consulted our public health experts, as well as leadership from faculty, staff and student governance, and have determined that we will continue to not require masks campus wide.  Faculty members may request that others wear masks in their individual classes. At the same time, though masks aren’t required on campus, individuals should feel free to continue wearing a mask based on their individual circumstances.

Consistent with ND Department of Health, we will continue to ask people who are infected or close contacts who are unvaccinated to avoid campus during their five-day isolation period. Free testing kits can be picked up at the NDSU Bookstore, Library or Student Health Service. 

Here are some links to resources:

See the North Dakota Department of Health Vaccine Locator for other locations that offer the COVID vaccine.

Cass County data is available in the North Dakota Department of Health data.

For questions/concerns, please contact  or Mike Borr

Here are some options for NDSU students through the Student Health Service at the Wallman Wellness Center:

Moderna vaccinations are available on Mondays and Pfizer vaccinations are available on Tuesdays by appointment only. Please call (701) 231-7331  to schedule. 

Rapid and PCR testing is available at the Student Health Service by appointment Monday through Friday during regular business hours for both symptomatic and asymptomatic students.


David Cook, President

Mike Borr, Chair COVID-19 Crisis Management Response Team


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