Information on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

This web page will be utilized to keep the Cardinal Stritch University Community informed about the latest developments about the University's response to COVID-19 (coronavirus). Communications also will be emailed to students, faculty and staff.

March 27, 2020; 11 AM - There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Cardinal Stritch University. 

Messages from Stritch President Kathleen A. Rinehart, J.D.
March 26, 2020, Update from Stritch President Kathleen A. Rinehart, J.D.
March 18, 2020 COVID-19 Update
March 11, 2020, COVID-19 Updates and Related Actions
March 10, 2020, Health Advisory
Feb. 26, 2020, Precautions regarding the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19)

Effective Friday, March 27, vehicular traffic will be restricted on Stritch property as follows:

  • Vehicle access will be limited to Yates Road only; the Port Washington Road entrance is closed.
  • Employee parking is limited to Lots 7 and 9 only.
  • Please contact Security for assistance with any building access issues.
Academics Updates
The University has suspended face-to-face classes from Monday, March 16, through the end of the Spring semester. During that period of time, all classes will be delivered online via the Canvas platform.

Athletics Updates
All intercollegiate athletics practices and contests are suspended until further notice.
March 16, 2020 - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has suspended the Spring 2020 Sports season. No spring sport student-athlete will be charged a season of competition. More info 

Campus Events Updates
Effectively immediately, all Stritch-based events will be postponed/rescheduled for a later date. 
Additionally, all external parties that have reserved a Stritch facility for an event during the month of March will need to reschedule their events for a later date.

Stritch Health Services - Clare Hall 147; 414-410-4097

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Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers' executive orders
Mass Gathering Restrictions (March 17, 2020)
Safer At Home Order (March 24, 2020)

Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki suspends public celebration of Mass through April 3
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News coverage
March 25, 2020, TMJ 4 News: Wisconsin could approve student nurses to work during coronavirus pandemic 
March 20, 2020, Milwaukee Business Journal: Best advice from Milwaukee-area execs on dealing with coronavirus

North Shore Health Department
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Washington Post: Five tips for students on the coronavirus pandemic — news literacy lessons 

Preventative actions to stay healthy, protect one’s own well-being and that of others:

  • ​Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. 
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Get a flu vaccine.

Information from Hunger Task Force
Individuals in need of help with food or experiencing a food crisis are able to apply for Foodshare online at The application is online, the eligibility interview is telephonic, and verification can be done using a smartphone app.Information about open food pantries available here.