COVID-19 cases and reporting procedures

29 total confirmed positive cases (24 students and 5 employees) reported to NDSU in the past ten days as of 9 a.m., Friday, December 4. Of the students, 5 are in isolation in university housing and 48 students are currently in quarantine in university housing.

Current positive cases include faculty, staff, or students who have received a positive test within the last ten days. This definitition was adjusted on December 2, 2020, from 14 days to ten days.

This is the number of confirmed positive cases that we know about. We are providing this information so our employees and students can be aware of the Covid-19 activity on the NDSU-Fargo campus. We are not including cases for COVID-19 positive people who have not been physically on the NDSU-Fargo campus during the previous ten days.

Cases are reported to us a few ways, primarily through public health entities or individuals self reporting. Please see the links below for the procedures to self report.
There may be additional positive cases that have not been reported to NDSU.

NDSU does not have direct access to all the data of the people being tested. It takes a few days for the test results and notification processes to work.

We will not violate patient confidentiality by revealing identities. If you were a close contact of a person who has tested positive, you will be contacted by a public health official and will receive instruction on quarantine and symptom monitoring.
The number of students in isolation or being quarantined in university housing is provided because we are housing them, but there may be other students or employees in isolation or in quarantine elsewhere.

We will update the numbers by noon each weekday, except for holidays that fall on weekdays.


Past ten days of positive COVID-19 cases
Date Student Positives Employee Positives
12/4 24 5
12/3 58 6
12/2 67 6
12/1 74 6
11/30 85 4

11/27 115 7
11/25 142 13
11/24 138 13
11/23 140 13

11/20 174 21
11/19 192 20
11/18 182 22
11/17 186 18
11/16 190 14

This table provides a historical look at past daily reports. Each day is a 14-day look-back at reported positive cases.

Higher Education Smart Restart Task Force

Testing, Contact Tracing & Reporting PDF


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

For questions/concerns, please contact

Student Reporting Procedures

Employee Reporting Procedures