Norwich University has zero positive cases of COVID-19, is well above the 92nd percentile for vaccination rates, has an indoor mask policy that is being followed, is conducting surveillance testing of unvaccinated students, and is providing testing to symptomatic students. Given these initiatives and data, we continue to plan for a full fall 2021 term as scheduled, including a traditional Thanksgiving break, as outlined on the Registrar’s Academic Calendar.
Over the past several weeks, Dr. Stephen Fitzhugh, Interim Provost and Dean of Faculty, has been leading a process through which Norwich University faculty, staff, and students could provide input on completion of the Fall semester due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 in general and the uptick in the spread of the virus in Vermont and nationwide.
In the survey, three scenarios were presented to each group in keeping with our University’s shared governance model. The processes included a reaffirmation of our top priorities of delivering a full and complete fall term for student success while ensuring a healthy and safe environment for all. The deadline for input is Wednesday, September 29th.
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.