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protect the herd: wear a mask, get tested

north dakota state university students talk about why it’s important to do their part to help keep everyone on campus safe during the covid-19 pandemic:


“it’s important to protect the herd because i value my in-person education and would like to keep it that way.” 

matthew friedmann

year: graduate student, student body president

major: educational leadership 

hometown: mendota heights minnesota 

“i choose to wear a mask because i care about the well-being of others and i want us to all be able to stay on campus. i feel it’s my duty to protect the herd in any way i can.”

aaron dwyer

year: senior

major: nursing

hometown: ramsey, minnesota

“i wear a mask so i can protect my family and friends.”

kylee arndt

year: senior

major: electrical engineering, student body vice president

hometown: west fargo, north dakota

“part of being in the bison family means we look out for each other. and there is no better way to look out for each other than getting tested for covid-19. i get tested every week at the student health center to protect the herd.”

katlyn balstad

year: junior

major: management communication

hometown: fosston, minnesota

“i think it’s important to get tested because you have peace of mind knowing you are safe when doing activities with family and friends.

austin rolandson

year: senior

major: computer science

hometown: byron, minnesota

“i wear a mask and keep my close contact circle small to protect myself and the people around me. and it’s fun to match my mask to my outfit!”

halie van vleet

year: sophomore

major: nursing

hometown: west fargo, north dakota

free covid-19 testing events are scheduled each thursday in october at the shelly ellig indoor track facility on the ndsu campus. walk-ins are welcomed. you also can pre-register at the north dakota university system website to speed up the process on testing day. a testing event also is schedule for sunday, nov. 1 at the ellig complex. all events open at 1 p.m.

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