COVID-19

Resources to help monitor the global outbreak of COVID-19

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Find the latest pandemic-related campus messages at COVID-19 News.

 

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RETURN TO WORKPLACE INFORMATION

 

Northern's return-to-work plan begins June 1. The following documents contain guidelines on returning to work, as well as remote work arrangements for those at greater risk:

If you have questions, please contact NSU Human Resources. 

 

CARES FUNDING

 

NSU students who have been financially impacted by COVID-19 might qualify for CARES grant funding. To determine if you are eligible:

HEALTH AND WELLNESS LINKS

 

Employee Leave Information:

 

The below Human Resources documents contain information regarding employee leave during the COVID-19 pandemic:

To request emergency sick leave or emergency FMLA, please contact the NSU Human Resources office.

 

Help for Stress and Mental Health:

 

Need someone to talk to? Help is available! All benefits-eligible employees receive five free visits with a counselor. Learn more at Northern's Employee Assistance Plan; password: southdakota.

 

HELPFUL WEBPAGES

 

Spring 2020 Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) Grading FAQs for Students

NSU Continuity of Operations: Information on teaching, learning and working remotely

Top Five Steps to Securely Working From Home: An SSA fact sheet with tips for working securely from home

Residence Life Spring 2020 Checkout: Steps to take for checking out of the residence halls

FAQ: Frequently asked questions about NSU's response to COVID-19

Avera Toolkit for Businesses: COVID-19 resources for businesses from Avera Health

NSU Intramurals Workout Video: Download the first video in the four-week recreation home workout program for students!

 

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symptoms of covid-19

COMMON SYMPTOMS:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Symptoms may change, for the most up-to-date information, please visit the CDC website.
  • General questions about COVID-19 may be directed to the South Dakota COVID-19 information line: 1-800-997-2880.

IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE COVID-19:

  • Call ahead: Contact your local health care provider.
  • You may also contact the Avera Call Center at 1-877-282-8372, or download the AveraNOW app to connect with a provider 24/7.
  • You will be given directions on the next step to take.

IF IT'S AN EMERGENCY:

  • If you are experiencing a medical emergency, such as difficulty breathing, contact 911 immediately.

 

additional Resources

Northern has been in contact with local health care providers, the City of Aberdeen, the S.D. Board of Regents and Brown County Emergency Management regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. Our campus and community must remain vigilant during these times and Northern has assembled a team to prepare for and discuss all possibilities. Click here for a dashboard showing up-to-date cases of the COVID-19 virus.

 

Currently, the best thing individuals can do is take preventive measures. There are several sources that provide recommended practices, including the World Health Organization and S.D. Department of HealthAvera Health Student Health Services, located in Student Center 254 (down the hall from Admissions), has very limited supplies of alcohol-based hand gel for students.

 

 

 

Precautions

  • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze (with a tissue or into your sleeve).
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water (or alcohol-based hand gel).
  • Stay home if you are sick.

 

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