As COVID-19 transmission and testing increase worldwide, St. Olaf College continues to take steps to support the health and well-being of our community. All students who are able to do so have been asked to return to their homes, and St. Olaf will move to online classes for the rest of the semester. The college is also complying with orders issued by Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz that aim to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by closing public spaces, canceling public events, encouraging social distancing, and asking all non-essential on-campus employees to work remotely.


Please CALL FIRST: Northfield Hospital Triage Line 507-646-1494 (daytime hours) or 507-646-1100 (Emergency Department). There is also a COVID-19 information line at 507-646-1919.

CDC also has a symptom checker for those currently residing in the United States. This tool is to help people determine whether they should seek medical care.

For rides to the hospital, call Public Safety at 507-786-3666 to arrange transport in a Safe Ride Van. If you are exposed or evaluated/tested for COVID-19 while here on campus or away from campus, please fill out this form.

Contact the Coronavirus Response Team at

Updated as of Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 12:20 p.m. CT