Our shared responsibility

The college is taking a safety-first approach in its plans to return to campus, following local, regional and CDC public-health guidelines.

Consistent with St. Norbert’s mission and values, we share the responsibility to care for one another, with each member of our community doing their part to ensure the safety of all.

Your healthy habits
Campus environment
Health services
Your healthy habits
Basic precautions required by members of the St. Norbert College campus community and visitors include:
  • Conducting daily self-checkups.
  • Staying away from campus if you have a fever, unexplained cough or shortness of breath (even if symptoms are mild), or are otherwise not feeling well. If you have been identified as a close contact to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you are not allowed to come to campus for 10 days.
  • Wearing face masks in all indoor public spaces on campus. Face masks are not required outdoors, in private offices or bedrooms, or when seated to dine in Ruth's Marketplace or other dining outlets. Employees and students will each receive one reusable cloth mask.
  • Observing physical distancing requirements of 6 feet or more.
  • Adopting enhanced surface and object cleaning and disinfecting, per CDC guidelines.
  • Washing hands often.
  • Covering coughs.


Students, faculty and staff who do not adhere to these guidelines may be subject to disciplinary action. View student sanctions for public health violations.

Before students return to campus

Due to the higher risk associated with congregate living, and the potential for high risk activity amongst residential students, all students living in college housing will be required to submit evidence of a negative COVID-19 test prior to the Spring 2021 semester. Learn more about entry testing. Commuter and graduate students do not need to complete this entry testing.

Daily self-checkups

All students, faculty and staff are expected to monitor their own health by completing daily self-checkups, before reporting to class or work on campus.

COVID-19 case response

The college has prepared a case response policy which outlines how cases of COVID-19 will be handled on campus.

Quarantine and isolation 

Students are required to observe quarantine or isolation at home if they live within 125 miles from campus. Students seeking an exemption to this rule must submit the Quarantine/Isolation Exemption Request Form.

Campus environment
The college has put a variety of measures in place throughout the campus to help keep the community safe.

Limited building access

Students living on campus have access to only their assigned buildings. Faculty and staff access to student housing is restricted to those who require access for their work.

Enhanced cleaning and disinfection

Housekeeping has adopted enhanced surface and object cleaning and disinfecting procedures that comply with the CDC’s guidelines.

The facilities department supplied cleaning and disinfecting supplies, which meet CDC’s COVID-19 guidelines, to students and departments and will replenish these supplies as requested. These supplies include disinfectant in spray bottles, paper towels and cloth or microfiber towels. Additional supplies for departments need to be paid for by department budgets.

Cleaning supplies are available in common areas for people to use throughout the day. Faculty and staff are required to clean their own work areas and take their own garbage and recycling to the designated area in their buildings.

Face masks

The college has distributed a reusable cloth mask to students and employees at no charge. Each person received one mask.

Disposable face masks are available for areas that may need to provide masks to invited guests to campus. The college has a limited supply of these masks, so they should be kept for visitors who do not have their own.

Supervisors should work with their staff to identify how many are needed and then send that request to the department of facilities at facilities@snc.edu.

Physical distancing

Seating has been removed, reduced or modified in common areas, food service areas and classrooms to allow for more physical distancing. In some instances, furniture will be marked to prevent use of certain spots. The department of facilities will work with others to keep seating numbers as high as permissible while maintaining the CDC’s 6-foot distance recommendation.

Signage that promotes physical distancing and explains COVID-19-related requirements has been placed throughout campus.

Standard signage is available via the COVID-19 Toolkit and can be ordered directly from the Digital Print Center’s website. Requests for additional signage and installation can be directed to Nina Rouse at nina.rouse@snc.edu.  

Hand sanitizer

Hand-sanitizer stations are installed throughout campus. A supply of hand sanitizer has been provided to departments.

Restrooms

The college has implemented a variety of measures to create “hands-free” restrooms. In addition to the hands-free soap and paper-towel dispensers already in place: Doors have been removed or propped open where possible, additional hands-free faucets have been installed to ensure there’s at least one in every public restroom, and hands-free flush valves have been installed on several toilets and urinals. Additionally, hand dryers have been removed from all restrooms and replaced with paper-towel dispensers to limit the airborne spread of the virus.

Bottle-filler stations

Water fountains across campus are temporarily disabled. There is one bottle-filler station in each of the major buildings and residence halls.

Enhanced ventilation

The HVAC system has been maximized to provide as much outside air and internal air exchanges as possible. The air-handling equipment will now run 24/7, rather than being shut down nightly under previous procedures.

Plexiglass barriers

Plexiglass shields have been installed in areas that are customer-, student- or public-facing and that have been identified as heavy-use or essential. Campus departments can request additional locations by sending a note to its division vice president with a short description of what is needed.

For more information about creating a safe campus environment, visit the SafeColleges website.
Health services
Health Services has adapted its operations to suit the needs of the campus community during the pandemic and to maintain the health and safety of students, faculty and staff.

Testing

Diagnostic testing
When classes are in session, Health Services provides diagnostic testing for students who live on campus with symptoms of COVID-19 or other respiratory illnesses, or for those who have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. This diagnostic testing is performed at the isolation/quarantine facility on campus.

Commuter students, faculty and staff should consult with their health provider or visit a community testing site to be tested for COVID-19.

Exit testing
Students quarantined that are asymptomatic will be offered exit testing on day 10 of quarantine. This exit testing is performed at the isolation/quarantine facility on campus.

Surveillance testing
Surveillance testing will be performed weekly by a random selection of residential students from across the campus. This testing takes place in health services on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons by appointment.

View the comprehensive St. Norbert College COVID-19 case response policy.

Clinic appointments

The Health Services clinic is open for in-person visits, by appointment only, with enhanced screening and use of personal protective equipment. Appointments that can be held virtually are being held virtually.

Sick care

Sick care is coordinated with the local health care system or is provided offsite. View the comprehensive St. Norbert College COVID-19 case response policy and quarantine guidelines.

Enhanced PPE

Enhanced personal protective equipment (PPE), in accordance with the CDC, is available for health care workers.


Your healthy habits
Your healthy habits
Basic precautions required by members of the St. Norbert College campus community and visitors include:
  • Conducting daily self-checkups.
  • Staying away from campus if you have a fever, unexplained cough or shortness of breath (even if symptoms are mild), or are otherwise not feeling well. If you have been identified as a close contact to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you are not allowed to come to campus for 10 days.
  • Wearing face masks in all indoor public spaces on campus. Face masks are not required outdoors, in private offices or bedrooms, or when seated to dine in Ruth's Marketplace or other dining outlets. Employees and students will each receive one reusable cloth mask.
  • Observing physical distancing requirements of 6 feet or more.
  • Adopting enhanced surface and object cleaning and disinfecting, per CDC guidelines.
  • Washing hands often.
  • Covering coughs.


Students, faculty and staff who do not adhere to these guidelines may be subject to disciplinary action. View student sanctions for public health violations.

Before students return to campus

Due to the higher risk associated with congregate living, and the potential for high risk activity amongst residential students, all students living in college housing will be required to submit evidence of a negative COVID-19 test prior to the Spring 2021 semester. Learn more about entry testing. Commuter and graduate students do not need to complete this entry testing.

Daily self-checkups

All students, faculty and staff are expected to monitor their own health by completing daily self-checkups, before reporting to class or work on campus.

COVID-19 case response

The college has prepared a case response policy which outlines how cases of COVID-19 will be handled on campus.

Quarantine and isolation 

Students are required to observe quarantine or isolation at home if they live within 125 miles from campus. Students seeking an exemption to this rule must submit the Quarantine/Isolation Exemption Request Form.

Campus environment
Campus environment
The college has put a variety of measures in place throughout the campus to help keep the community safe.

Limited building access

Students living on campus have access to only their assigned buildings. Faculty and staff access to student housing is restricted to those who require access for their work.

Enhanced cleaning and disinfection

Housekeeping has adopted enhanced surface and object cleaning and disinfecting procedures that comply with the CDC’s guidelines.

The facilities department supplied cleaning and disinfecting supplies, which meet CDC’s COVID-19 guidelines, to students and departments and will replenish these supplies as requested. These supplies include disinfectant in spray bottles, paper towels and cloth or microfiber towels. Additional supplies for departments need to be paid for by department budgets.

Cleaning supplies are available in common areas for people to use throughout the day. Faculty and staff are required to clean their own work areas and take their own garbage and recycling to the designated area in their buildings.

Face masks

The college has distributed a reusable cloth mask to students and employees at no charge. Each person received one mask.

Disposable face masks are available for areas that may need to provide masks to invited guests to campus. The college has a limited supply of these masks, so they should be kept for visitors who do not have their own.

Supervisors should work with their staff to identify how many are needed and then send that request to the department of facilities at facilities@snc.edu.

Physical distancing

Seating has been removed, reduced or modified in common areas, food service areas and classrooms to allow for more physical distancing. In some instances, furniture will be marked to prevent use of certain spots. The department of facilities will work with others to keep seating numbers as high as permissible while maintaining the CDC’s 6-foot distance recommendation.

Signage that promotes physical distancing and explains COVID-19-related requirements has been placed throughout campus.

Standard signage is available via the COVID-19 Toolkit and can be ordered directly from the Digital Print Center’s website. Requests for additional signage and installation can be directed to Nina Rouse at nina.rouse@snc.edu.  

Hand sanitizer

Hand-sanitizer stations are installed throughout campus. A supply of hand sanitizer has been provided to departments.

Restrooms

The college has implemented a variety of measures to create “hands-free” restrooms. In addition to the hands-free soap and paper-towel dispensers already in place: Doors have been removed or propped open where possible, additional hands-free faucets have been installed to ensure there’s at least one in every public restroom, and hands-free flush valves have been installed on several toilets and urinals. Additionally, hand dryers have been removed from all restrooms and replaced with paper-towel dispensers to limit the airborne spread of the virus.

Bottle-filler stations

Water fountains across campus are temporarily disabled. There is one bottle-filler station in each of the major buildings and residence halls.

Enhanced ventilation

The HVAC system has been maximized to provide as much outside air and internal air exchanges as possible. The air-handling equipment will now run 24/7, rather than being shut down nightly under previous procedures.

Plexiglass barriers

Plexiglass shields have been installed in areas that are customer-, student- or public-facing and that have been identified as heavy-use or essential. Campus departments can request additional locations by sending a note to its division vice president with a short description of what is needed.

For more information about creating a safe campus environment, visit the SafeColleges website.
Health services
Health services
Health Services has adapted its operations to suit the needs of the campus community during the pandemic and to maintain the health and safety of students, faculty and staff.

Testing

Diagnostic testing
When classes are in session, Health Services provides diagnostic testing for students who live on campus with symptoms of COVID-19 or other respiratory illnesses, or for those who have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. This diagnostic testing is performed at the isolation/quarantine facility on campus.

Commuter students, faculty and staff should consult with their health provider or visit a community testing site to be tested for COVID-19.

Exit testing
Students quarantined that are asymptomatic will be offered exit testing on day 10 of quarantine. This exit testing is performed at the isolation/quarantine facility on campus.

Surveillance testing
Surveillance testing will be performed weekly by a random selection of residential students from across the campus. This testing takes place in health services on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons by appointment.

View the comprehensive St. Norbert College COVID-19 case response policy.

Clinic appointments

The Health Services clinic is open for in-person visits, by appointment only, with enhanced screening and use of personal protective equipment. Appointments that can be held virtually are being held virtually.

Sick care

Sick care is coordinated with the local health care system or is provided offsite. View the comprehensive St. Norbert College COVID-19 case response policy and quarantine guidelines.

Enhanced PPE

Enhanced personal protective equipment (PPE), in accordance with the CDC, is available for health care workers.