DCB's Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As announced on Friday, March 20, 2020, Dakota College at Bottineau will continue all classes via remote delivery methods through the rest of spring semester. An email has been sent to all students which includes information to help you navigate these changes and provides information to support your success and well-being. Please read the information closely.

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The NDDoH and our local public health unit encourage all persons to take preventative measures to avoid this disease, colds and flu:

  • Avoid contact with sick people
  • Clean your hands often by washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60%–95% alcohol
  • If you are sick, stay home.
  • Visit the CDC website for more info on steps to prevent illness

If you are traveling over Spring Break

  • Avoid contact with sick people
  • Clean your hands often by washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60%–95% alcohol
  • Pay attention to your health for 14 days after your return
  • Stay home and seek medical advice if you get sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing
  • Avoid travelling if you are sick
  • Follow the latest travel updates from the CDC

COVID-19 Virus Frequently Asked Questions

You can protect yourself and help prevent the spread of respiratory illness, including COVID-19, by following basic prevention guidelines:

  • 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.
  • Refrain from attending any events greater than 10 people.
  • Adhere to social distancing of 6 feet.

You can do your part to prevent transmission by following the 15 DAYS TO SLOW THE SPREAD guidelines.

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

The CDC believes that symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure. The illness can be more serious for individuals with a weakened immune system, the elderly, or those with underlying respiratory problems.

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive.

Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

Clean your hands often.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.