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spring 2021 covid testing

PLEASE NOTE: In the abundance of caution and for the health and safety of the Norwich and central Vermont community, the Norwich campus is closed to the public for the foreseeable future to include all buildings, fields and tracks. Thank you for your understanding.

Return to Modified Room Quarantine

Due to a concerning increase in positive COVID-19 cases on our campus, effective immediately, the campus quarantine is suspended. Norwich residential students are now immediately assigned to return to modified room quarantine until further notice. Our decision to return to modified room quarantine is in the interest of the health and safety of all students and the Norwich community. We must take immediate action and make additional effort to reduce risk of COVID-19 transmission to combat our increasing positivity rate.

Effective immediately, the modified room quarantine period is concluded. Residential students are now immediately assigned to campus quarantine by residential building.

Campus Quarantine

During the campus quarantine, it is vital that students continue to fully comply with the Student Behavioral Contract, the Daily Health Screening, adhere to the face mask/coverings policy, maintain physical distancing, and follow hand hygiene guidelines.

Following please find information from Sodexo on dining operations for the spring semester which will be in effect at the conclusion of campus quarantine on or about January 28th:

At all dining locations we ask that you:

  • Please continue to adhere to all physical distancing guidelines.
  • Wear a mask in the food service area and refrain from eating while standing in line. Masks may be removed after you are seated at your table.
  • Plan your visit ahead by viewing Sodexo’s menus on the BITE app to help with physical distancing and crowd control.
  • Remember that mobile ordering is available at The Mill and Dunkin’.

Effective immediately, Norwich residential students will be required to remain in modified room quarantine until student households have been defined and approved.

Student Household

COVID-19 outbreaks in Vermont have risen significantly in the past six months and have largely resulted from spread occurring at private parties and/or social gatherings, including recreational, indoor and outdoor entertainment, incidental to ceremonies, holiday gatherings, parties and celebrations. To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the State of Vermont urges all Vermonters to avoid multi-household gatherings.

An increasing number of students, parents, family members, and others have been contacting me, and Provost Dr. Sandra Affenito, for assistance on a wide range of topics. Given the pace of our daily meeting schedules and large volume of emails, these messages are not always answered as quickly as would be the case if sent directly to the responsible office.

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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