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Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions

The coronavirus (COVID-19) situation is rapidly evolving and expanding. The college continues to closely monitor COVID-19 and is actively engaged in responding to and planning for possible scenarios. Below is a series of frequently asked questions that you may find helpful.

About the Virus

What do we currently know about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)?
The global Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation is rapidly evolving and expanding. It has met two conditions of a pandemic and is rapidly approaching the third criteria, worldwide spread of the new virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has the most up-to-date public health and risk information. St. Norbert College is closely monitoring the situation and will continue to coordinate timely and cohesive responses with a focus on the health and safety of the St. Norbert College community.

How serious is it?
According to the CDC, the complete clinical picture with regard to COVID-19 is not fully understood. Reported illnesses have ranged from mild to severe, including illness resulting in death. Learn more about the symptoms associated with COVID-19.

Are there confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin?
Yes, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services is providing updates on its website and will continue to do so.

So no one within the college community has had COVID-19?
Correct. There have been no cases of COVID-19 at St. Norbert College. If a local case is reported, St. Norbert College Health Services will take immediate steps in accordance with CDC guidelines to respond to any health and safety risk to the campus community.

Are there ways to prevent contracting the virus?
Please refer to nonpharmaceutical interventions suggested by the CDC. Get your flu vaccine; it’s not too late to benefit from it. Students, faculty and staff may still receive the vaccine at Health Services and employees can utilize their health plan.

Should I wear a mask?
The CDC does not currently recommend the use of face masks for the general public to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

I’m feeling anxious. Who can I talk to?
We recognize the anxiety and emotional strain that these circumstances may place on all of us.

College Response

Are classes still taking place at St. Norbert?
Yes, however, the college has made the difficult decision to take courses online for the remainder of the academic year.

How has COVID-19 impacted the college’s study abroad programs?

St. Norbert has recalled all students studying abroad. They have been given the option to return to campus after a 14-day period of isolation and self-monitoring, in line with Health Department recommendations.

Is St. Norbert College Health Services open?
Yes, however, we are making a few changes to protect your health and wellbeing, and to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Non-essential wellness appointments will be discontinued until further notice. Typical wellness appointments include; physicals, TB skin tests, blood draws, drug screening and massage.

For all other appointments, Health Services asks that you call ahead at 920-403-3266 to make an appointment. To this end, we have temporarily disabled online scheduling and we are not taking walk-ins.

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, what is the colleges policy on professional and/or personal travel?
No SNC professional travel will be permitted for any reason.

Any members of the SNC community who have traveled or will travel for personal or professional travel to or through any areas designated as having widespread community transmission before or during their visit will be expected to self-isolate for 14 days following their return and may not return to campus during that period. In the United States this covers states seeing more than 100 cases, as indicated on the CDC map. In order to effectively respond to the emergent and changing nature of this crisis, the college may also draw upon other authoritative resources to determine when a state or region has reached widespread community transition, and designate it as such.

I have recently returned from a trip abroad or have had contact with someone who may have COVID-19. What should I do?
Contact St. Norbert College Health Services at 920-403-3266 for guidance.

Are campus tours through the office of admissions still offered?
No. St. Norbert College has made the painful but necessary decision to close the campus to visitors for the next two weeks, until March 29, with a re-evaluation at that time depending on the status of the COVID-19 crisis. We do have the option of scheduling you for a virtual visit, including a student-led video tour and a one-to-one online or phone meeting with an admission counselor. To schedule, please visit our plan a visit webpage, or call the office of admission at 800-236-4878.

How can I file a report if I have experienced or witnessed harassment, discrimination or unfair treatment related to COVID-19 and involving any member of our community?
Viruses cannot target people from specific populations, ethnicities or racial backgrounds. Racist and discriminatory behaviors are not tolerated at St. Norbert College. In the spirit of communio, we should support anyone who is feeling anxious or stigmatized as a result of COVID-19. If you do experience or witness harassment, discrimination or unfair treatment, file a bias incident report.

Will the St. Norbert College Parish continue to offer Sunday Mass?
No, the St. Norbert College Parish will suspend Sunday Mass through mid-April, consistent with other parishes in the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay. The church will continue to be open for individual prayer. Visit the St. Norbert College Parish website for more information.

I heard there is a coronavirus response team, who are the members of that group?
A coronavirus response team is currently meeting three times per week to advise college administration on matters related to COVID-19. See the list of members on the coronavirus response team webpage.

For Staff/Faculty

View our list of frequently asked questions by employees.

About the Virus

What do we currently know about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)?
The global Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation is rapidly evolving and expanding. It has met two conditions of a pandemic and is rapidly approaching the third criteria, worldwide spread of the new virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has the most up-to-date public health and risk information. St. Norbert College is closely monitoring the situation and will continue to coordinate timely and cohesive responses with a focus on the health and safety of the St. Norbert College community.

How serious is it?
According to the CDC, the complete clinical picture with regard to COVID-19 is not fully understood. Reported illnesses have ranged from mild to severe, including illness resulting in death. Learn more about the symptoms associated with COVID-19.

Are there confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin?
Yes, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services is providing updates on its website and will continue to do so.

So no one within the college community has had COVID-19?
Correct. There have been no cases of COVID-19 at St. Norbert College. If a local case is reported, St. Norbert College Health Services will take immediate steps in accordance with CDC guidelines to respond to any health and safety risk to the campus community.

Are there ways to prevent contracting the virus?
Please refer to nonpharmaceutical interventions suggested by the CDC. Get your flu vaccine; it’s not too late to benefit from it. Students, faculty and staff may still receive the vaccine at Health Services and employees can utilize their health plan.

Should I wear a mask?
The CDC does not currently recommend the use of face masks for the general public to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

I’m feeling anxious. Who can I talk to?
We recognize the anxiety and emotional strain that these circumstances may place on all of us.

College Response

Are classes still taking place at St. Norbert?
Yes, however, the college has made the difficult decision to take courses online for the remainder of the academic year.

How has COVID-19 impacted the college’s study abroad programs?

St. Norbert has recalled all students studying abroad. They have been given the option to return to campus after a 14-day period of isolation and self-monitoring, in line with Health Department recommendations.

Is St. Norbert College Health Services open?
Yes, however, we are making a few changes to protect your health and wellbeing, and to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Non-essential wellness appointments will be discontinued until further notice. Typical wellness appointments include; physicals, TB skin tests, blood draws, drug screening and massage.

For all other appointments, Health Services asks that you call ahead at 920-403-3266 to make an appointment. To this end, we have temporarily disabled online scheduling and we are not taking walk-ins.

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, what is the colleges policy on professional and/or personal travel?
No SNC professional travel will be permitted for any reason.

Any members of the SNC community who have traveled or will travel for personal or professional travel to or through any areas designated as having widespread community transmission before or during their visit will be expected to self-isolate for 14 days following their return and may not return to campus during that period. In the United States this covers states seeing more than 100 cases, as indicated on the CDC map. In order to effectively respond to the emergent and changing nature of this crisis, the college may also draw upon other authoritative resources to determine when a state or region has reached widespread community transition, and designate it as such.

I have recently returned from a trip abroad or have had contact with someone who may have COVID-19. What should I do?
Contact St. Norbert College Health Services at 920-403-3266 for guidance.

Are campus tours through the office of admissions still offered?
No. St. Norbert College has made the painful but necessary decision to close the campus to visitors for the next two weeks, until March 29, with a re-evaluation at that time depending on the status of the COVID-19 crisis. We do have the option of scheduling you for a virtual visit, including a student-led video tour and a one-to-one online or phone meeting with an admission counselor. To schedule, please visit our plan a visit webpage, or call the office of admission at 800-236-4878.

How can I file a report if I have experienced or witnessed harassment, discrimination or unfair treatment related to COVID-19 and involving any member of our community?
Viruses cannot target people from specific populations, ethnicities or racial backgrounds. Racist and discriminatory behaviors are not tolerated at St. Norbert College. In the spirit of communio, we should support anyone who is feeling anxious or stigmatized as a result of COVID-19. If you do experience or witness harassment, discrimination or unfair treatment, file a bias incident report.

Will the St. Norbert College Parish continue to offer Sunday Mass?
No, the St. Norbert College Parish will suspend Sunday Mass through mid-April, consistent with other parishes in the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay. The church will continue to be open for individual prayer. Visit the St. Norbert College Parish website for more information.

I heard there is a coronavirus response team, who are the members of that group?
A coronavirus response team is currently meeting three times per week to advise college administration on matters related to COVID-19. See the list of members on the coronavirus response team webpage.

For Staff/Faculty

View our list of frequently asked questions by employees.

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