BSU, NTC require masks in campus buildings

Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College will require masks in campus buildings at least through this month. According to a notice, the requirement will officially be in effect Aug. 10-31, with the situation re-evaluated on Aug. 30.

The two Minnesota State campuses do not plan to alter other campus operations, such as returning to remote work or alternate course delivery.

The CDC says Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater and Hubbard counties all have substantial COVID transmission.

The CDC recommends masking in indoor places regardless of vaccination status in areas of substantial or high COVID transmission.

Beltrami County’s positivity rate is now over the five percent caution threshold, at 5.82 percent, more than three points higher than it was a few days ago.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University.


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