INCREASE IN POSITIVE CASES ON CAMPUS
All students were assigned to COVID-19 testing on campus following their return from Thanksgiving Break. The Norwich campus experienced an increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases subsequent to the Thanksgiving Break. Please visit our COVID-19 dashboard for the most current data.
The Vermont Health Department identifies small-to-midsize social gatherings as the highest risk for spread of the virus. We plan to continue our full residential in-person academic and co-curricular experience through the Fall 2021 exam period and for the Spring 2022 semester. We will be monitoring the pandemic closely and may adjust strategies respective to social gatherings as conditions warrant.
FALL 2021 EXAM WEEK TESTING SCHEDULE
The COVID-19 campus testing site in Doyle Hall is open from noon to 3 p.m. Dec. 13 through Dec. 17. The testing site is open to support weekly surveillance testing for unvaccinated students and employees and symptomatic students assigned to testing by NU Health Services
All Norwich students are welcome to be tested this week in advance of their departure from campus.
Please note: Norwich University will be closed after the residence halls and barracks close at noon Dec. 20. We will not have support services on campus, including NU Health Services and the Counseling and Wellness Center while the university is closed.
SPRING 2022 RETURN FROM WINTER BREAK
Do not return to campus if you are symptomatic, if you are unvaccinated and have been identified as a close contact to a positive case, or if you are positive with COVID-19.
- Symptomatic students should remain home, contact their primary care provider or NU Health Services for further guidance, and notify each of their Spring 2022 professors to coordinate remote support.
- Vaccinated close contacts to a positive case are welcome to return to campus. Always wear a mask on campus and test on day five after the last date of exposure.
- Unvaccinated close contacts to a positive case should remain home in room quarantine, contact their primary care provider or NU Health Services for further guidance, take a polymerase chain reaction test on day five after the last date of exposure and notify each of their Spring 2022 professors to coordinate remote support.
- Positive cases should continue isolating off campus, contact their primary care provider or NU Health Services for further guidance, and notify each of their Spring 2022 professors to coordinate remote support.
Resources for students assigned to isolation, quarantine, and remote study:
The COVID-19 testing site will be moved to Plumley Armory from Jan. 10 through Jan. 16. The COVID-19 testing site will be open noon to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m.to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Following guidance from medical and public health experts, all students will be required to participate in post-Winter Break COVID-19 intake testing as follows:
This includes in-season student-athletes arriving early for practices and games during the Winter Break period. Student-athletes will participate in ongoing testing coordinated by the Athletics Department while on campus during Winter Break.
- All unvaccinated students must test twice. Students should notify faculty of any academic conflict and attend the scheduled testing.
- Monday, Jan. 10, noon – 3 p.m. in Plumley Armory, and
- Friday, Jan. 14, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Plumley Armory
- All vaccinated students attending academic instruction on the Norwich campus — including civilian residential, cadet residential, and commuter students — will be required to participate in COVID-19 intake testing. Students will need to choose one of the following dates for COVID-19 testing on campus:
- Friday, Jan. 14, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Plumley Armory
- Saturday, Jan. 15, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Plumley Armory
- Sunday, Jan. 16, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Plumley Armory
Beginning Jan. 17, Norwich University will return to its current testing strategy in Doyle Hall, weekdays from noon – 3 p.m., including weekly surveillance testing for unvaccinated students and employees; in-season student-athletes testing according to conference requirements; and symptomatic students assigned to testing by NU Health Services.
Testing compliance will be tracked.
Wishing you a successful exam period and a safe and healthy Winter Break. We look forward to welcoming you back to campus in January. Thanks for your continuing commitment to prioritizing the health and safety of the Norwich community.