VALLEY CITY, N.D. — A Valley City State University student has been placed under quarantine on campus while waiting for results of a COVID-19 test.

The student was tested Wednesday, March 18, at CHI Mercy Health in Valley City, according to a statement from the school Thursday.

The test results from the North Dakota Department of Health are still pending, and the student is quarantined in secure isolation on the university's campus per health officials' guidelines, the school said.

“We want our community to be aware of what’s happening on campus,” said VCSU President Alan LaFave. “We’re concerned about the health of the student being tested, and we are following all necessary protocols to protect the well-being of all of our students, faculty, staff, and their families, along with the Valley City community.”

Most VCSU students are away from campus on spring break, which runs through Sunday, March 22.

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Monday, March 23, through Friday, April 3, classes will not be held on campus. The university plans to provide courses online during this time.

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