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Student COVID-19 Hotline: (218) 755-2901

Northwest Technical College Moves to COVID Scenario 2–Yellow

Beginning at midnight on Monday, February 1, 2021, Northwest Technical College moved to COVID-19 Scenario 2—Yellow.

NTC’s COVID scenario was upgraded from Deep Orange to Orange on January 10 following guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health. The college now has the flexibility to determine an COVID-19 scenario based on conditions on our campus and in the Bemidji community. Additionally, Chancellor Malhotra’s guidance to delay in-person events and activities for the first few weeks of the spring semester also expires on February 1.

Specific information on COVID-19 Scenario 2—Yellow is available on the college’s Coronavirus website, located at

Access to campus under Scenario 2—Yellow will be as follows:

  • All NTC main doors will be open between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.;
  • After-hours employee access will be available via keys and/or keycards

Northwest Technical College expects to remain at COVID-19 Scenario 2—Yellow until local conditions warrant a change.

Bemidji State University facilities

The Gillett Wellness Center will be open for limited public access under guidance issued by Gov. Walz in Executive Order 21-01 between 6 a.m.–8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Visit the Wellness Center’s website for up-to-date information on hours of service and access to specific activities.

The Hobson Memorial Union will be open between 7:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. on Sunday. It will be closed on Saturday. Both the upper and lower union buildings will be unlocked during these times, allowing access to ID card printing, the BSU Bookstore and the Bucky’s Pantry Food Shelf.

The A.C. Clark Library will be open to the public. Hours of operation are available on the library’s website.

Northwest Technical College is committed to mitigating the spread of COVID-19 within our community. It is on each and every one of us to do our part to keep our campus community safe. We need for all members of our campus community to look out for and care for each other.

Northwest Technical College’s COVID-19 Status Level is determined by the President’s Cabinet, in collaboration with state and federal authorities, and is based on factors contained in guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health along with advice from campus and local public health officials.

Additional COVID-19 Resources

Northwest Technical College Statistics

Northwest Technical College reports weekly COVID-19 case data to the Minnesota State system. This report defines a “case” of COVID-19 as a person with a lab-confirmed for COVID-19 that has been verified by a Local Public Health entity, or a self-verified positive test, and has had contact with campus or lived within 60 miles of campus while infectious (a).

This system reporting data represents only a subset of the total positive cases that we are aware of among our employees and students. In order to provide as transparent and accurate a picture as possible of the COVID-19 conditions on campus, we are also sharing this more inclusive data.

Minnesota State System Data

Updated: April 9, 2021 (updated weekly on Friday)

• Minnesota State system-wide COVID dashboard

New Cases This Reporting Period
(April 1-7)
Total Positive Cases (b)



(a) Minnesota State defines a person who tests positive for COVID-19 as infectious two days prior to the onset of symptoms OR two days prior to the date the COVID-19 test was taken AND until the person’s isolation period is complete. A person’s isolation period is considered to be over when ALL THREE of the following factors are true: 1) person’s symptoms — cough, shortness of breath, etc. — improve and the person feels better; 2) at least 10 days have elapsed since the person first felt sick or noticed symptoms; AND 3) person has been fever-free for at least 24 hours without using fever-reducing medications.
(b) Minnesota State defines its total as cumulative cases since the start of the Fall 2020 semester, which for tracking purposes began on August 24, 2020.

Comprehensive NTC Campus Data

Updated: April 9, 2021

Active (Positive) Student Cases
Students in Quarantine at BSU
 Students in Isolation at BSU




Positive Cases w/ Campus Contact
In Quarantine, Off Campus
In Isolation, Off Campus




Active (Positive) Employee Cases
Employees in Quarantine
Employees in Isolation




Total Positive Cases, Employees
Total Positive Cases, Students
Total Positive Cases




Active cases data provided by the Minnesota Department of Health. Isolation and quarantine data refers to on-campus residents only. Minnesota State data is updated weekly; BSU cumulative numbers updated nightly on weekdaysData may not be comprehensive or in real-time due to testing and reporting delays and are subject to change.

Beltrami County Statistics

Data Updated: April 9, 2021

Total Positive Cases
Total COVID Deaths
Active Cases
Cases per 10k Population (c)





(c) Data updated weekly on Thursdays. Last update: April 8, 2021, reporting two-week rolling data for the period of March 14–27. Source: “Data for K-12 Schools: 14-day COVID-19 Case Rate by County” —