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Norwich University Fall 2021 COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Clinics Update

COVID-19 Testing Update

All student arrivals day-0 and day-7 testing is now completed and results have been communicated on the COVID-19 Dashboard at Norwich.edu/PSA. Please note that our testing strategy is ongoing to ensure the health and safety of our Norwich community. 

On campus COVID-19 testing will be administered for specific groups as outlined immediately below and testing compliance will be tracked closely. 

IN-SEASON STUDENT-ATHLETES

Norwich will continue testing in-season student-athletes as stipulated by athletics conferences. 

Student-athlete PCR testing will be administered Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday each week, 12:00-3:00 p.m., at the reception desk in Doyle Hall. 

SYMPTOMATIC STUDENTS

NU Health Services will continue assigning symptomatic students to testing. Symptomatic testing during the week of September 20-24 will be administered at the reception desk in Doyle Hall. Effective Monday, September 27, symptomatic students assigned to testing by NU Health Services will test in a separate location at the President’s Sabine Field Box. Norwich will administer PCR as well as rapid antigen tests for symptomatic students. The testing site will not support walk-ins. Students who develop new or worsening symptoms should contact NU Health Services immediately; (802) 485-2552, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Employees should contact their primary care provider. 

Symptomatic PCR + rapid Antigen testing will be administered Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday each week, 12:00-3:00 p.m., at the President’s Sabine Field Box.

UNVACCINATED STUDENTS AND EMPLOYEES

Effective Monday, September 27, all unvaccinated students and employees will be required to participate in surveillance testing once weekly. This standard of care is consistent with current guidance from the CDC and Vermont Department of Health, and is consistent with strategies employed at peer institutions in Vermont. We are supporting and protecting our most vulnerable community members. Unvaccinated employees are welcome to test on or off campus but must submit documentation of off campus test results to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if asked. Vaccinated employees who wish to test are encouraged to do so at an off-campus testing site, unless assigned to be tested as a close contact. 

Unvaccinated students and employees who tested positive in the last 90-days should not be tested.

Unvaccinated surveillance PCR testing will be administered Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday each week, 12:00-3:00 p.m., at the reception desk in Doyle Hall. 

CLOSE CONTACTS

The Vermont Department of Health is no longer able to offer contact tracing services. Norwich is conducting contact tracing internally. Students and employees identified as close contacts to a positive case may be assigned to testing on campus by NU Health Services or Norwich COVID-19 response personnel. 

Close Contact PCR testing will be administered Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday each week, 12:00-3:00 p.m., at the reception desk in Doyle Hall. 

Upcoming Vaccination Clinics

Norwich University is coordinating with the Vermont Department of Health to host two additional vaccination clinics on campus. 

DATES: Wednesday, September 22 and Friday, September 24

TIME: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

LOCATION: Wise Campus Center, Meeting Room 218

The clinics will include Moderna and Pfizer vaccines as well as a limited quantity of the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines. 

Students who received first doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine on campus August 29 or September 1 should come for the second dose on September 22 or 24. 

Any student who has not yet been vaccinated, including students with religious exemptions who wish to be vaccinated, should attend one of these clinics. Norwich will schedule additional clinics to support the need for second doses if needed. 

Indoor Masking Mandate Reminder

Thanks for your continuing compliance with the indoor masking mandate. Note that proper masking requires your mask to be on before entering campus buildings and masks may not be removed until after exiting.

Please direct questions related to COVID-19 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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