Resources to help monitor the global outbreak of COVID-19

Covid-19 precautions and resources

Frequently asked questions related to Northern's Covid-19 response

Return-to-campus and academic planning task forces' membership and charges

The Covid-19 Student Emergency Relief Fund will provide grants to students

Covid-19 Response News
December 23, 2020

While 2020 has been a year of challenges, there have also been many points of pride this year.

Current Cases (Self-Reported)

Quarantined or Isolated (on campus)

As of 4/20/21


Quarantined or Isolated (off campus)

As of 4/20/21


Active Cases

(Faculty & Staff)


Active Cases



Total Active 




Current self-reported positives of faculty, staff or students affiliated with Northern State University. These statistics currently include: number of active COVID cases among faculty/staff; number of active COVID cases among students; number of faculty/staff/students currently in quarantine or isolation. Additional information may be added throughout the semester.


Each Monday, the South Dakota Department of Health will report aggregate higher education COVID data on its website,



For information regarding Northern’s response to Covid-19, please email us:


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In trying times, history shows that communities and cultures prevail when people are drawn together for a common cause. Our common cause is to continue offering a great educational and co-curricular experience to our students. I’m confident that we’ll come out of this viral period succeeding as an institution, in order to sustain our community, our students and each other.
— NSU President Tim Downs