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PLEASE NOTE: As of October 21, Norwich University reports zero active cases of COVID-19 in a total of 1665 students currently in residence on the Northfield campus. The cumulative total of positive cases is six to date. As a precautionary measure during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Norwich campus is closed to the public for the foreseeable future to include all buildings, fields and tracks. Thank you for your understanding.

As a residential campus with a global reach, Norwich University is closely monitoring the worldwide spread of COVID-19 or the Coronavirus and its potential impact in Northfield and in locations where our students are studying away and abroad. We are working with the appropriate authorities and have access to local, national, and international resources to ensure that we can respond as quickly as possible to ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff no matter where they may be.

Three different reasons for Quarantine

Quarantine (pending medical evaluation) or QPME

QPME is a temporary status where you are required to remain in your room, but you should be actively attempting to contact Norwich University Health Services (NUHS (802) 484-2552, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to have your symptoms evaluated by a medical professional. This most often happens when you fill out the daily symptom tracker and indicate that you have some possible COVID-19-related symptoms. The important thing to note on this type of quarantine is that the University likely does not know about your status and you must have a “buddy” get your meals from the dining facility for you until you are either cleared (and can go to the dining facility yourself) or put on Quarantine (Patient Under investigation) or QPUI status at which point your meals will be delivered to your room. Your “buddy” can use a buddy swipe to get your meal or they can obtain a pink QPME slip from inside the main entrance to your residence hall or barracks, or from the Sodexo office in the WCC. You can also forward your “NOT CLEARED FOR CAMPUS” email to your buddy/cadre to be shown to SODEXO staff at the food line. If you are unable to identify a buddy/cadre to assist, you will need to contact your company mentor (Rooks/cadets) or Residence Life (civilian) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. during business hours.

As with any cold and flu season, proper hand and respiratory hygiene should be practiced to reduce exposure to and transmission of many illnesses. This includes: 

  • Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water; 
  • When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – throw the tissue away immediately and wash hands; 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; 
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who has a fever and cough.

As always, remember that medical attention and advice are available at the Student Health Center, (802) 485-2552. 

Students requiring medical attention outside the Student Health Center’s operating hours, should contact the following health care facilities:  

  • CVMC Emergency Department, located at 130 Fisher Road, Berlin, Vermont 05602. Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. (802) 371-4100 

Norwich University admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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