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 all 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. 
  • Adopting enhanced surface and object cleaning and disinfecting, per CDC guidelines.
  • Washing hands often.
  • Covering coughs.

Requirements of those not yet vaccinated

Students

  • Entry testing: Unvaccinated students are required to be tested for COVID-19 and provide proof of a negative test result within five days prior to their arrival on campus. This allows us to identify students who are COVID-positive, but may be asymptomatic or have mild symptoms (and therefore unaware that they are COVID-positive), before they arrive on campus, thus reducing spread. Students can upload test results to their confidential Health Services Patient Portal (Medicat Connect).
  • Surveillance testing: Participate in regular (possibly weekly) surveillance testing on campus in accordance with Table 3 of the CDC’s testing guidance. Testing frequency will be based on COVID-19 positive cases on campus and in the greater community as well as campus/community vaccination rates. Students will be notified by Health Services for the need to test by email; students will be charged $20 for this testing. Students may get tested off-site, but they must upload the results to Medicat that same week. Students who refuse to participate in screening will be subject to sanctions from the office of student judicial affairs.
  • Refrain from participation in campus curricular or co-curricular programming that requires vaccination (such programs may include study abroad, student-teaching, internships and community-engaged service).
  • Maskisng indoors, except when eating/drinking or when in your own campus residence, is recommended, as is observing physical distancing as you’re able.
  • If identified as a close contact of a positive case of COVID-19, unvaccinated students must complete quarantine off campus. On-campus quarantine facilities will not be available during 2021-22. Students must either return to their permanent residence for quarantine or find alternative accommodations off campus, at the student’s expense. Students should be symptom-free prior to returning to campus.
  • Those who are positive (whether vaccinated or not) must isolate off-campus for 10 days from symptom onset (or test date if asymptomatic) AND until 24 hours after fever resolution without medication AND symptom improvement. Students must either return to their permanent residence for isolation or find alternative accommodations off campus. Limited isolation spaces are available on campus for students who face extenuating circumstances and who receive approval from the vice president for student affairs.

Employees

  • Masking indoors, except when eating/drinking or when in your personal workspace, is recommended, as observing physical distancing as you’re able.
  • If identified as a close contact of a positive case of COVID-19, unvaccinated employees must complete quarantine and be symptom-free before returning to work on campus. The COVID-19 leave policy implemented in 2020 has been rescinded; employees may need to use vacation or personal leave if they do not have permission to work from home during quarantine.
  • Those who are symptomatic (whether vaccinated or not) must isolate off campus while COVID-19 tests are pending; if test results are positive, isolation should continue for 10 days from symptom onset (or test date if asymptomatic) AND until 24 hours after fever resolution without medication and symptom improvement. The COVID-19 leave policy implemented in 2020 has been rescinded; employees may need to use vacation or personal leave if they are not well enough to work while in isolation, or if they do not have permission to work from home.


Students, faculty and staff who do not adhere to these guidelines may be subject to disciplinary action.

Quarantine and isolation 

Students are required to observe quarantine or isolation at home or at other off-campus locations, at the student’s expense. Limited isolation spaces are available on campus for students who face extenuating circumstances and who receive approval from the vice president for student affairs. See the COVID case response policy.


For more information about SNC’s COVID-19 guidelines, view the Summer 2021 operational plan overview. Beginning Aug. 23, 2021, St. Norbert College will transition to the Fall 2021 operational plan.

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

Enhanced cleaning and disinfection

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

Physical distancing

Recent CDC guidance indicates that fully vaccinated persons are no longer required to observe physical distancing guidelines, and that persons who are not vaccinated should observe appropriate physical distancing of 6 feet.

We will return to pre-pandemic guidelines for configuring campus spaces in Fall 2021. Additional spacing to promote physical distancing will no longer be required; classrooms and other spaces will operate at full capacity. However, contact tracing continues to impact individuals within 6 feet of distance of a positive COVID-19 case. If someone in a particular course tests positive for COVID-19, all unvaccinated persons who were within 6 feet of the person will need to be quarantined according to the guidelines below. All contacts showing symptoms of COVID-19 will need to be isolated and tested to rule out COVID-19.

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: 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.

For more information about creating a safe campus environment, visit the SafeColleges website.


For more information about SNC’s COVID-19 guidelines, view the Summer 2021 operational plan overview. Beginning Aug. 23, 2021, St. Norbert College will transition to the Fall 2021 operational plan.

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.

COVID-19 vaccinations

COVID-19 vaccines are available on campus in Health Services by appointment, by calling 920-403-3266. Vaccine brands are subject to change based on availability from Wisconsin DHS.

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 Health Services during normal business hours, Monday through Friday.

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

Surveillance testing
Surveillance testing is performed during the academic year by a random selection of unvaccinated students. Testing frequency will be based on COVID-19 positive cases on campus and in the greater community as well as campus/community vaccination rates. Students will be notified by Health Services for the need to test by email; students will be charged $20 for this testing. Students may get tested off-site, but they must upload the results to Medicat that same week. Students who refuse to participate in screening will be subject to sanctions from the office of student judicial affairs.

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.

According to the CDC and the Wisconsin DHS, mask-wearing shall continue in health care settings at this time. On campus, this means masks still must be worn while seeking care/visiting Health Services, regardless of vaccination status.

Sick care

Sick care is coordinated with the local health care system or is provided offsite.

Enhanced PPE

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


For more information about SNC’s COVID-19 guidelines, view the Summer 2021 operational plan overview. Beginning Aug. 23, 2021, St. Norbert College will transition to the Fall 2021 operational plan.

Your healthy habits
Your healthy habits
Basic precautions required by all 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. 
  • Adopting enhanced surface and object cleaning and disinfecting, per CDC guidelines.
  • Washing hands often.
  • Covering coughs.

Requirements of those not yet vaccinated

Students

  • Entry testing: Unvaccinated students are required to be tested for COVID-19 and provide proof of a negative test result within five days prior to their arrival on campus. This allows us to identify students who are COVID-positive, but may be asymptomatic or have mild symptoms (and therefore unaware that they are COVID-positive), before they arrive on campus, thus reducing spread. Students can upload test results to their confidential Health Services Patient Portal (Medicat Connect).
  • Surveillance testing: Participate in regular (possibly weekly) surveillance testing on campus in accordance with Table 3 of the CDC’s testing guidance. Testing frequency will be based on COVID-19 positive cases on campus and in the greater community as well as campus/community vaccination rates. Students will be notified by Health Services for the need to test by email; students will be charged $20 for this testing. Students may get tested off-site, but they must upload the results to Medicat that same week. Students who refuse to participate in screening will be subject to sanctions from the office of student judicial affairs.
  • Refrain from participation in campus curricular or co-curricular programming that requires vaccination (such programs may include study abroad, student-teaching, internships and community-engaged service).
  • Maskisng indoors, except when eating/drinking or when in your own campus residence, is recommended, as is observing physical distancing as you’re able.
  • If identified as a close contact of a positive case of COVID-19, unvaccinated students must complete quarantine off campus. On-campus quarantine facilities will not be available during 2021-22. Students must either return to their permanent residence for quarantine or find alternative accommodations off campus, at the student’s expense. Students should be symptom-free prior to returning to campus.
  • Those who are positive (whether vaccinated or not) must isolate off-campus for 10 days from symptom onset (or test date if asymptomatic) AND until 24 hours after fever resolution without medication AND symptom improvement. Students must either return to their permanent residence for isolation or find alternative accommodations off campus. Limited isolation spaces are available on campus for students who face extenuating circumstances and who receive approval from the vice president for student affairs.

Employees

  • Masking indoors, except when eating/drinking or when in your personal workspace, is recommended, as observing physical distancing as you’re able.
  • If identified as a close contact of a positive case of COVID-19, unvaccinated employees must complete quarantine and be symptom-free before returning to work on campus. The COVID-19 leave policy implemented in 2020 has been rescinded; employees may need to use vacation or personal leave if they do not have permission to work from home during quarantine.
  • Those who are symptomatic (whether vaccinated or not) must isolate off campus while COVID-19 tests are pending; if test results are positive, isolation should continue for 10 days from symptom onset (or test date if asymptomatic) AND until 24 hours after fever resolution without medication and symptom improvement. The COVID-19 leave policy implemented in 2020 has been rescinded; employees may need to use vacation or personal leave if they are not well enough to work while in isolation, or if they do not have permission to work from home.


Students, faculty and staff who do not adhere to these guidelines may be subject to disciplinary action.

Quarantine and isolation 

Students are required to observe quarantine or isolation at home or at other off-campus locations, at the student’s expense. Limited isolation spaces are available on campus for students who face extenuating circumstances and who receive approval from the vice president for student affairs. See the COVID case response policy.


For more information about SNC’s COVID-19 guidelines, view the Summer 2021 operational plan overview. Beginning Aug. 23, 2021, St. Norbert College will transition to the Fall 2021 operational plan.

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

Enhanced cleaning and disinfection

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

Physical distancing

Recent CDC guidance indicates that fully vaccinated persons are no longer required to observe physical distancing guidelines, and that persons who are not vaccinated should observe appropriate physical distancing of 6 feet.

We will return to pre-pandemic guidelines for configuring campus spaces in Fall 2021. Additional spacing to promote physical distancing will no longer be required; classrooms and other spaces will operate at full capacity. However, contact tracing continues to impact individuals within 6 feet of distance of a positive COVID-19 case. If someone in a particular course tests positive for COVID-19, all unvaccinated persons who were within 6 feet of the person will need to be quarantined according to the guidelines below. All contacts showing symptoms of COVID-19 will need to be isolated and tested to rule out COVID-19.

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: 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.

For more information about creating a safe campus environment, visit the SafeColleges website.


For more information about SNC’s COVID-19 guidelines, view the Summer 2021 operational plan overview. Beginning Aug. 23, 2021, St. Norbert College will transition to the Fall 2021 operational plan.

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.

COVID-19 vaccinations

COVID-19 vaccines are available on campus in Health Services by appointment, by calling 920-403-3266. Vaccine brands are subject to change based on availability from Wisconsin DHS.

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 Health Services during normal business hours, Monday through Friday.

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

Surveillance testing
Surveillance testing is performed during the academic year by a random selection of unvaccinated students. Testing frequency will be based on COVID-19 positive cases on campus and in the greater community as well as campus/community vaccination rates. Students will be notified by Health Services for the need to test by email; students will be charged $20 for this testing. Students may get tested off-site, but they must upload the results to Medicat that same week. Students who refuse to participate in screening will be subject to sanctions from the office of student judicial affairs.

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.

According to the CDC and the Wisconsin DHS, mask-wearing shall continue in health care settings at this time. On campus, this means masks still must be worn while seeking care/visiting Health Services, regardless of vaccination status.

Sick care

Sick care is coordinated with the local health care system or is provided offsite.

Enhanced PPE

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


For more information about SNC’s COVID-19 guidelines, view the Summer 2021 operational plan overview. Beginning Aug. 23, 2021, St. Norbert College will transition to the Fall 2021 operational plan.