UND Student Tests Negative For Coronavirus
On March 9, in close coordination with the Grand Forks and North Dakota Departments of Health, a University of North Dakota student was tested for the possibility of COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus.
Test results came back NEGATIVE. The student had agreed to be self-quarantined apart from general populations, pending confirmation of test results. This would've been the first confirmed case of Coronavirus in the state.
The following is from the students facebook page:
"To answer everyone’s question, I was put into quarantine while waiting for results on the Coronavirus at UND. I tested negative and have since been released.
Thank you to student health services and UND police for taking the ￼precautions to keep campus safe from this disease. University of North Dakota".
The CDC advises the following in prevention of contracting and spreading Coronavirus:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.