Keep up the great work, SNC!

Sept. 22, 2021

Green Knights!

We have something to celebrate this week: Our community vaccination rate has reached 76%! As of Monday, 75% of our students and 78% of our employees have records on file showing that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

That’s terrific work! And it demonstrates the care and compassion our community has for one another. I am so proud of those who have prioritized the health of their peers and themselves and have taken tangible steps to get us closer to normal life on campus. Watch for an email from Joe Webb, vice president for student affairs, on how we’re celebrating this major milestone.

But we have more work to do. As we shared last week, St. Norbert has launched the #90in90 initiative to achieve a 90% vaccination rate in 90 days, by Oct. 30. A 90% vaccination rate will give us a robust level of protection on campus, meaning fewer members of our community will experience severe infections caused by COVID-19 compared with areas with lower vaccination rates.

So if you haven’t yet received your COVID-19 vaccination, I encourage you to reach out to Health Services today at health@snc.edu or 920-403-3266 to schedule a confidential appointment, or find vaccination appointments in the community. Here at SNC, we strongly believe that the widely available COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, and that they are the best method of protecting oneself, our campus, and the wider community. (And don’t forget about these additional ways you can benefit from getting vaccinated and by following the college’s health and safety guidelines.)

If you have received your COVID-19 vaccination, thank you! There are more ways you can help our community: I encourage you to have open and honest conversations about vaccination with your peers who may be hesitant to get their vaccinations. Listen to their concerns, tell them why you chose to get vaccinated, and perhaps offer to walk to Health Services with them.

We’re doing great work, inching toward our 90% goal week by week. Let’s work together to make sure we can get there with plenty of time left in the fall semester to enjoy the benefits of widespread protection from COVID-19 on campus.

Go Green Knights!

Brian


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Brian J. Bruess, Ph.D.
President
St. Norbert College
100 Grant Street | De Pere, WI  54115-2099 | Office 920.403.3166