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, cough or shortness of breath, or if you have come into contact with someone who potentially has COVID-19.
  • Wearing face masks is required in all indoor and outdoor public spaces on campus. Face masks are not required 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 at no charge.
  • 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 returning to campus

Before returning to campus, students, faculty and staff, will review and acknowledge a checklist to confirm that they are symptom-free and ensure that they have not been in contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19.

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

Limited building access

Card and/or key access to all buildings is required for all faculty, staff and students. Temporary building access can be made available upon request and approval.

Students living on campus will have access to only their assigned buildings. Faculty and staff access to student housing will be 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 will supply cleaning and disinfecting supplies, which meet CDC’s COVID-19 guidelines, to departments through the school year, as requested. These supplies include disinfectant in spray bottles, paper towels, and cloth or microfiber towels. An intital supply will be covered by the centralized COVID-19 budget. Additional supplies will need to be paid for by departments.

Cleaning supplies will be made 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 a large supply of reusable cloth masks that will be distributed to students and employees at no charge. Each person will receive one mask.

Disposable face masks are being supplied to areas that may need to provide masks to visitors 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 will be installed throughout campus. A supply of hand sanitizer will be made available to departments as it arrives from vendors.

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 in the process of being 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 transitioning back to the campus environment, visit the SafeColleges website.
Health services
Health Services is adapting 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

In collaboration with local public health offices, Health Services will provide testing for symptomatic students who live on campus. Testing will take place in an isolated location on campus as supplies and personal protective equipment are available. Students may also choose to participate in testing offered in the community or return home if it is safe to do so.

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

While results are pending, students, faculty and staff must remain in isolation until such time a negative result is received. If the result is positive, isolation will continue in accordance with current public health guidelines.

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

Clinic appointments

The Health Services clinic will be open for in-person visits, by appointment only, with enhanced screening and use of personal protective equipment. Appointments that can be held virtually will continue to do so.

Sick care

Sick care will be coordinated with the local health care system or will be provided offsite. View the comprehensive St. Norbert College COVID-19 case response policy.

Enhanced PPE

Enhanced personal protective equipment (PPE), in accordance with the CDC, will be 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, cough or shortness of breath, or if you have come into contact with someone who potentially has COVID-19.
  • Wearing face masks is required in all indoor and outdoor public spaces on campus. Face masks are not required 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 at no charge.
  • 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 returning to campus

Before returning to campus, students, faculty and staff, will review and acknowledge a checklist to confirm that they are symptom-free and ensure that they have not been in contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19.

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.
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

Card and/or key access to all buildings is required for all faculty, staff and students. Temporary building access can be made available upon request and approval.

Students living on campus will have access to only their assigned buildings. Faculty and staff access to student housing will be 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 will supply cleaning and disinfecting supplies, which meet CDC’s COVID-19 guidelines, to departments through the school year, as requested. These supplies include disinfectant in spray bottles, paper towels, and cloth or microfiber towels. An intital supply will be covered by the centralized COVID-19 budget. Additional supplies will need to be paid for by departments.

Cleaning supplies will be made 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 a large supply of reusable cloth masks that will be distributed to students and employees at no charge. Each person will receive one mask.

Disposable face masks are being supplied to areas that may need to provide masks to visitors 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 will be installed throughout campus. A supply of hand sanitizer will be made available to departments as it arrives from vendors.

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 in the process of being 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 transitioning back to the campus environment, visit the SafeColleges website.
Health services
Health services
Health Services is adapting 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

In collaboration with local public health offices, Health Services will provide testing for symptomatic students who live on campus. Testing will take place in an isolated location on campus as supplies and personal protective equipment are available. Students may also choose to participate in testing offered in the community or return home if it is safe to do so.

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

While results are pending, students, faculty and staff must remain in isolation until such time a negative result is received. If the result is positive, isolation will continue in accordance with current public health guidelines.

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

Clinic appointments

The Health Services clinic will be open for in-person visits, by appointment only, with enhanced screening and use of personal protective equipment. Appointments that can be held virtually will continue to do so.

Sick care

Sick care will be coordinated with the local health care system or will be provided offsite. View the comprehensive St. Norbert College COVID-19 case response policy.

Enhanced PPE

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