Our phased approach

St. Norbert College is committed to facilitating a safe return to campus for students, faculty and staff. three-phase plan will guide the college through a gradual reopening of campus. Decisions to move between phases will be made in consultation with local public health and will be based on current virus activity at the college and within the city, county and state.

Overview

Phase 1: Limited Activity
Phase 2: Sustained Physical Distancing and Restrictions [Current Phase]
Phase 3: Normal Activity With Precautions

Phase 1
Phase 2
Phase 3
Phase 1: Limited activity
During Phase 1, members of St. Norbert College are asked to limit their everyday activities to increase safety for themselves and others.

Basic precautions

The community is required to follow these guidelines in Phase 1:
  • Wash hands often.
  • Cover coughs.
  • Don’t go into public if ill.
  • Wear a face mask in public spaces.
  • Observe physical distancing requirements of 6 feet or more.
  • Adopt enhanced surface and object cleaning and disinfecting, per CDC guidelines.


Through all phases of the Return to Campus plan, no one should come to campus if they:

  • Have a fever, cough or shortness of breath – even if symptoms are mild.
  • Have been exposed to someone who has a confirmed positive case of COVID-19.

Criteria for moving to Phase 1

  • Many cases of COVID-19 are confirmed, including spread in the community, with some undetected cases. Control measures are in place.
  • The number of students in residence can be modestly expanded, with students occupying single rooms only.
  • Employees are allowed to work on campus only as needed and with precautions. Remote working arrangements are required where possible.
Phase 2: Sustained physical distancing and restrictions
During Phase 2, members of the St. Norbert College community are asked to sustain their efforts to limit exposure through physical distancing and other restrictions.

Basic precautions

The community is required to follow these guidelines in Phase 2:
  • Wash hands often.
  • Cover coughs.
  • Don’t go into public if ill.
  • Wear a face mask in public spaces.
  • Observe physical distancing requirements of 6 feet or more.
  • Adopt enhanced surface and object cleaning and disinfecting, per CDC guidelines.


Through all phases of the Return to Campus plan, no one should come to campus if they:

  • Have a fever, cough or shortness of breath – even if symptoms are mild.
  • Have been exposed to someone who has a confirmed positive case of COVID-19.

Criteria for moving to Phase 2

  • A moderate number of cases of COVID-19, with most from a known source, have been confirmed. Control measures are in place.
  • SNC is able to meet benchmarks found in the college’s COVID-19 Case Response Policy. According to this policy the college must have:
    • An adequate supply of viral diagnostic tests and adequate financial support to obtain, administer and process them.
    • The authorization and capacity to isolate cases and to quarantine and trace contacts of those students who test positive for COVID-19.
    • Adequate supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) for students, faculty and staff as well as health care workers and campus first responders.
    • The ability to continue to offer online courses for high-risk students and faculty. High-risk factors may include age or existing medical conditions.
  • Residence halls are able to open.
  • In-person classes can resume.
Phase 3: Normal activity with precautions
During Phase 3, members of the St. Norbert College community may resume normal activities but must take precautions and follow health guidelines at all times.

Basic precautions

The community is required to follow these guidelines in Phase 3:
  • Wash hands often.
  • Cover coughs.
  • Don’t go into public if ill.
  • Resume routine cleaning operations.


Through all phases of the Return to Campus plan, no one should come to campus if they:

  • Have a fever, cough or shortness of breath – even if symptoms are mild.
  • Have been exposed to someone who has a confirmed positive case of COVID-19.

Criteria for moving to Phase 3

  • Cases of COVID-19 are rare and transmission is controlled.
  • Vaccines and/or antivirals are widely available.
  • Restrictions may be lifted and campus life may return to normal.
  • The college community continues to maintain awareness of prevailing public-health and personal-hygiene guidelines and are expected to observe these guidelines at all times.
Phase 1
Phase 1: Limited activity
During Phase 1, members of St. Norbert College are asked to limit their everyday activities to increase safety for themselves and others.

Basic precautions

The community is required to follow these guidelines in Phase 1:
  • Wash hands often.
  • Cover coughs.
  • Don’t go into public if ill.
  • Wear a face mask in public spaces.
  • Observe physical distancing requirements of 6 feet or more.
  • Adopt enhanced surface and object cleaning and disinfecting, per CDC guidelines.


Through all phases of the Return to Campus plan, no one should come to campus if they:

  • Have a fever, cough or shortness of breath – even if symptoms are mild.
  • Have been exposed to someone who has a confirmed positive case of COVID-19.

Criteria for moving to Phase 1

  • Many cases of COVID-19 are confirmed, including spread in the community, with some undetected cases. Control measures are in place.
  • The number of students in residence can be modestly expanded, with students occupying single rooms only.
  • Employees are allowed to work on campus only as needed and with precautions. Remote working arrangements are required where possible.
Phase 2
Phase 2: Sustained physical distancing and restrictions
During Phase 2, members of the St. Norbert College community are asked to sustain their efforts to limit exposure through physical distancing and other restrictions.

Basic precautions

The community is required to follow these guidelines in Phase 2:
  • Wash hands often.
  • Cover coughs.
  • Don’t go into public if ill.
  • Wear a face mask in public spaces.
  • Observe physical distancing requirements of 6 feet or more.
  • Adopt enhanced surface and object cleaning and disinfecting, per CDC guidelines.


Through all phases of the Return to Campus plan, no one should come to campus if they:

  • Have a fever, cough or shortness of breath – even if symptoms are mild.
  • Have been exposed to someone who has a confirmed positive case of COVID-19.

Criteria for moving to Phase 2

  • A moderate number of cases of COVID-19, with most from a known source, have been confirmed. Control measures are in place.
  • SNC is able to meet benchmarks found in the college’s COVID-19 Case Response Policy. According to this policy the college must have:
    • An adequate supply of viral diagnostic tests and adequate financial support to obtain, administer and process them.
    • The authorization and capacity to isolate cases and to quarantine and trace contacts of those students who test positive for COVID-19.
    • Adequate supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) for students, faculty and staff as well as health care workers and campus first responders.
    • The ability to continue to offer online courses for high-risk students and faculty. High-risk factors may include age or existing medical conditions.
  • Residence halls are able to open.
  • In-person classes can resume.
Phase 3
Phase 3: Normal activity with precautions
During Phase 3, members of the St. Norbert College community may resume normal activities but must take precautions and follow health guidelines at all times.

Basic precautions

The community is required to follow these guidelines in Phase 3:
  • Wash hands often.
  • Cover coughs.
  • Don’t go into public if ill.
  • Resume routine cleaning operations.


Through all phases of the Return to Campus plan, no one should come to campus if they:

  • Have a fever, cough or shortness of breath – even if symptoms are mild.
  • Have been exposed to someone who has a confirmed positive case of COVID-19.

Criteria for moving to Phase 3

  • Cases of COVID-19 are rare and transmission is controlled.
  • Vaccines and/or antivirals are widely available.
  • Restrictions may be lifted and campus life may return to normal.
  • The college community continues to maintain awareness of prevailing public-health and personal-hygiene guidelines and are expected to observe these guidelines at all times.