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BSC COVID Updates & Information

Facemask usage is optional, not mandated on campus. BSC will continue to make masks, hand sanitizer and temperature screeners available to students, employees and guests. HVAC system upgrades in campus buildings will also provide an extra layer of COVID mitigation. Everyone is encouraged to monitor their own health and if feeling ill you are encouraged to stay home until feeling well again.

Please be respectful of each other’s personal health-related decisions. As always, should there be a major change in the COVID case counts and conditions, BSC will certainly revisit these guidelines and revise as necessary.

Close Contact/Positive Protocol
If you have been identified by the ND Department as a close contact to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please follow the protocol given to you when you are notified.

If you have been identified by the ND Department as having tested positive for COVID-19, please follow the protocol given to you when you are notified.

BSC students should report their close contact or positive test status here.
BSC employees should report their close contact or positive test status here.
Student Emergency Grant
The Student Emergency Grant Application is currently closed. Students will be notified when the student emergency grants application is reopened.
 
If you have any questions regarding the emergency grant funding or the application process, please contact the BSC Foundation office at 701-224-5700 or bsc.foundation@bismarckstate.edu.
Facility Rental

Bismarck State College is following the guidance from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention, the ND Department of Health and the ND Governor’s Office regarding COVID-19. Events at BSC will be hosted with caution and event organizers and guests will be expected to follow all safety protocols outlined in the North Dakota Smart Restart Guidelines for Large Gatherings. For more information or to inquire about facility rental availability visit bismarckstate.edu/rent.

Housing/Campus Living
BSC Residence Halls offer double rooms and suites depending on the hall. Students who have concerns with living on campus are asked to discuss options with Student & Residence Life.
Testing
BSC holds a free COVID-19 Rapid Testing event every Thursday in the BSC Student Union Alumni Room from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This testing event is for BSC students and employees only and results will be received within 15 minutes of testing. Those wishing to be tested should SIGN UP for a time slot and pre-register at testreg.nd.gov to expedite the process on testing day. If you have previously been tested for COVID-19, you do not need to pre-register at testreg.nd.gov. A statewide schedule of free testing event dates, times and locations can be found at ndus.edu/gettested.
Vaccination Information

Where do I sign up to get vaccinated?

To sign up for a Bismarck-Burleigh Public Heath (BBPH) vaccine clinic you must visit www.ndvax.org to sign up for your appointment time. If you are unable to complete the online form, please contact BBPH for assistance at 701-355-1540. 

Additional vaccination sites are listed on the ND Department of Health website.

There is NO COST for the COVID-19 vaccine and insurance is NOT billed.

REMINDER: If receiving the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, you will need to receive a second round of vaccination. Pfizer vaccine recipients will receive their second round of vaccination 21 days following the first shot. Moderna vaccine recipients will receive their second round of vaccination 28 days following the first shot. If the Johnson and Johnson vaccine is utilized, this vaccination requires only one dose. 
 

Employee time off for COVID-19 vaccinations

BSC will be flexible in helping employees use breaks, lunch hours and flexible scheduling to support staff and faculty in getting vaccinated should they choose to do so. In the event you need to take additional time away from work, please contact your immediate supervisor or BSC Human Resources. 
 

Are vaccines required at BSC?

BSC is not requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for faculty, staff or students, including for those eligible under the priority group guidelines.
 

I am fully vaccinated. What does this mean for me?

BSC follows guidance from the CDC regarding fully vaccinated individuals.

 

Where can I find answers to questions not answered above?

The North Dakota Department of Health has many resources for the public, including several frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. The Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health website also provides local vaccination information.

BSC COVID-19 Dashboard

Updated 7/29/2021

 
 

ACTIVE
CASES

MONITORING
CASES

PENDING
CASES

RECOVERED
CASES

 BSC On-Campus
 Residents

0

0

0

 57

 BSC Off-Campus
 Students

0

0

0

184

 BSC Employees

0

0

0

64


Active Cases = Individuals who have tested positive (PCR or Binax testing)
Monitoring Cases = Individuals who have been identified as a close contact by NDDoH or who have self-imposed quarantine/isolation as they believe to be a close contact
Pending Cases = Individuals who have self-imposed quarantine/isolation pending test results
Recovered Cases = Individuals who have recovered
BSC On-Campus Residents = Students living on campus at the time of diagnosis
BSC Off-Campus Students = Students not living on campus at the time of diagnosis
 

This dashboard reports the current BSC COVID case status. The data is self-reported by BSC students and employees and updated daily to reflect numbers from the previous day. Data from the weekend is included with Monday’s numbers. Cases have been tracked with this dashboard since August 24, 2020.

For information regarding COVID-19 in Burleigh/Morton County and the state of North Dakota, visit ND Department of Health

Questions? Contact:
BSC VP of Student Affairs Kaylyn Bondy
kaylyn.bondy@bismarckstate.edu