Current St. Olaf COVID-19 Campus Alert Level:

Campus transmission is low and has minimal impact on campus operations.

Read more about our current alert level on campus.

Symptoms, Exposure, Positive Test, Vaccinations, or Boosters

We will not be displaying a dashboard of current/daily cases for the Summer term, though contact tracing efforts will continue over the Summer. For summaries of total cases from past terms, visit this page.

St. Olaf COVID-19 Alert Levels

Alert Levels and mitigation measures are determined by multiple factors, including transmission rates on campus and in the broader community, change in infection rates, testing and isolation bed availability and capacity, case management operational capacity, impact on campus operations, and local hospital capacity. Decisions about changes to alert levels or COVID-19 protocols are made with the guidance of the college’s consulting epidemiologist. Learn more about our campus alert levels.

Campus transmission is low and has minimal impact on campus operations.

Campus transmission is rising and/or above expected levels, putting strain on campus services and activities.

High levels of campus transmission and/or severity of cases is substantially limiting campus operations, and/or local hospital capacity is limited.

Current Alert Level:GREEN

Updated April 6, 2022

Masks are optional for students, faculty, staff and visitors, but strongly encouraged for anyone with symptoms. Mask when requested in classrooms and individual work spaces. Respect those who still choose to mask.


Tests are available for students experiencing symptoms or are identified as a close contact. Faculty, staff and students should report symptoms, exposure, or positive test using our COVID-19 reporting form.


All students, faculty, staff, volunteers, independent contractors and staffing agency employees are required to be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations based on CDC guidance. Compliance with St. Olaf’s COVID-19 policy is a condition of employment for all faculty and staff. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations because of a disability or sincerely held religious belief should contact


Visitors are allowed on campus, but they must be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations based on CDC guidance, and follow all campus COVID-19 protocols.


Classrooms and other academic facilities are operating normally. Faculty may require masking in their classroom.


St. Olaf-sponsored events are permitted, with flexibility for event organizers to implement COVID-19 safety protocols based on the type and location of the event.

Isolation protocols

Individuals who test positive must isolate for 10 days, but they may attempt to test out of isolation after seven days if they are not showing symptoms. Students may isolate in their residence hall room, in a designated isolation room, or they may return home, depending on their housing and living situation. Case management staff provide directions on meal pickup or delivery.

Health services

Students, faculty and staff should report symptoms using our COVID-19 reporting form.

Non-emergency COVID-19 medical resources for students:

  • St. Olaf Health Services: 507-786-3063
  • COVID-19 information line: 507-646-1919
  • TimelyCare (free 24/7 medical and mental telehealth care.)

Emergency medical assistance for students:

  • Northfield Hospital + Clinics Emergency Department: 507-646-1494
Local/national COVID information and data

St. Olaf COVID-19: Summaries of previous terms
Rice County
Minnesota Department of Health
Minnesota Public Health Risk Measures
CDC COVID Data Tracker
CDC COVID-19 Community Levels

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