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COVID-19 community safety pledge and daily self-monitoring information

July 27, 2020

Dear SNC students, faculty, and staff,

As the new academic year approaches, we’re very much looking forward to a successful fall semester while we simultaneously do our best to minimize risk to each and every person on campus. The college has taken extraordinary steps to provide for and facilitate the safest environment possible. But the most important factor in mitigating the inevitable risks during a pandemic will continue to be each one of us and our own personal commitment to following all safety guidelines and protocols. Each and every one of us has a considerable role to play in protecting our friends, classmates, and colleagues.

As you will have seen when you received our return-to-campus plan, each member of our community is required to sign a community safety pledge to follow safety guidelines before they arrive back on campus. The safety pledge includes a commitment to daily self-monitoring for symptoms that would preclude coming to class or work.

Signing this key document is an expectation for the whole college community. Beginning Aug. 3, those who have not yet signed should not come to campus until they can take this step. All faculty, staff, and students are receiving this message.

Please click on the link below to carefully read and sign the community safety pledge.

[Each student, faculty and staff member received a unique link to the pledge. You can view the pledge below.]

We are grateful for your commitment to the wellbeing of all.

Sincerely,

The Return Students to Campus Working Group
Autumn Anfang (Business & Finance)
Jenn Bonds-Raacke (Academic Affairs)
Julie Massey (Student Affairs)
Chrystal Woller (Health Services)
Eric Dunning (Campus Safety)
Jamie Lynch (Academic Affairs)
Tim Bald (Academic Affairs)
Melissa DaPra (Dining Services)
Shelly Mumma (Student Affairs)
Lauren Gaecke (Academic Affairs)
Greg Greetan (Business & Finance)
LeRoy Korntved (Facilities)
Dave Nalepka (Risk Management)
Rick Warpinski (Auxiliary Services)
Nina Rouse (Communications)
Krissy Lukens (ITS)
John Seckel (Campus Center)
Kristin Vogel (Academic Affairs)
Mark Selin (Admissions)
Joe Totman (Housing)
Mike Van Drisse (Facilities)

The Return to Work Working Group
Jon Enslin (College Advancement)
Chrystal Woller (Health Services)
Rick Warpinski (Auxiliary Services)
Sue Brinkman (Human Resources)
Lauren Gaecke (Academic Affairs)
Paul Mashl (Academic Affairs)
Nina Rouse (Communications)
Matt Stollak (Faculty Representative)
Patrick Wrenn (Facilities)
Scott Crevier (ITS)
Julie Massey (Student Affairs)



COVID-19 Community Safety Pledge and Daily Self-Monitoring Information


The safety of members of the SNC community relies on the commitment of each person to do their part to follow community guidelines that promote health and safety. Of particular importance is daily self-screening to determine if it is safe to be present on campus.

Daily self-checkup
All students, faculty, and staff are expected to monitor their own health by completing daily self-checkups. The symptom checklist below has been referenced in accordance with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If you are experiencing any of the symptoms below, do not report to class or work:

  • Fever (temperature greater than or equal to 100.4° F) or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Had known close contact with someone who is lab confirmed for COVID-19
  • Tested positive for COVID-19
  • Traveled internationally in the last 14 days

Pledge
In the interest of the public’s health during the COVID-19 pandemic, I agree to follow all safety guidelines established by St. Norbert College, the City of De Pere, Brown County and the State of Wisconsin.

Guidelines include:

  • Daily self-monitoring for symptoms
  • Maintaining at least six feet of physical distancing
  • Wearing a face covering
  • Exercising proper hand hygiene (frequent washing with soap and water or use of hand sanitizer)
  • Cooperating with testing or contract tracing, when requested
I will also proactively remind other college community members of the importance of following these guidelines.

I am aware the college is very strongly encouraging all community members to get an influenza vaccine when available.

I will truthfully and accurately evaluate a symptom check daily prior to coming to campus or attending any campus events, including classroom instruction.

If I have any of the symptoms above, I will not report to campus. If symptoms present while I am on campus, I will immediately report my change in status to St. Norbert College:

Faculty/Staff: Report to your supervisor or divisional dean.
Students: Notify Health Services during open clinic hours and notify Campus Safety or Residential Education and Housing after hours.

I understand these measures, even when they feel limiting or inconvenient, are essential for our ability to come together safely. I accept that communio requires work on each person’s part, and I pledge to do my part.

Please indicate your agreement by entering your full name, which will serve as your e-signature.

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