NDMU is instructing all students, faculty, and staff members returning to the United States from countries designated level 2 or 3 by the CDC or from American communities with high rates of COVID-19 cases to self-isolate off campus if ill, or self-quarantine off campus (monitor for symptoms of illness) for 14 days prior to returning to campus.

Anyone (students, faculty, and staff) who may have been in contact with someone who has been infected by COVID-19 within the United States or abroad, or any individual who may have exhibited symptoms consistent with COVID-19, should self-quarantine for 14-days off campus. 

The University will work with students to minimize disruptions to their academic progress during the self-isolate/quarantine period.


Isolation and quarantine are public health practices used to stop or limit the spread of disease.

  • Isolation separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick.
  • Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick.