No COVID-19 cases on Cardinal Stritch campus; in-person classes temporarily suspended

Updated: 10:14 p.m. on March 11, 2020

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) --  The Milwaukee Health Department confirmed that there is no COVID-19 on the Cardinal Stritch campus.

All face-to-face classes at Cardinal Stritch have been suspended from March 16-March 31, in light of coronavirus concerns. 

All Stritch-based events will be postponed and rescheduled for a later date. 

A website dedicated to coronavirus updates at Cardinal Stritch can be found here.


Updated: 11:48 a.m. on March 10, 2020 

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Three Cardinal Stritch University students are in quarantine at the school after they may have been exposed to the coronavirus while traveling during spring break last week. 

The university president said three students who traveled to Washington State are being quarantined in three separate dorm rooms in an unoccupied wing for 14 days. 

The three students all arrived back to school Sunday, March 8 and self-quarantined in a dorm room they all share together. 

Officials say they stayed in their room and did not go into the common areas on campus Sunday and Monday. 

One of the students had direct contact with someone in the Seattle area, who has tested positive for the coronavirus and was notified of that on Monday. 

The students with possible exposure reported their concerns to the university on Monday, and were quarantined on campus. 

The student who had contact with that person is not experiencing any symptoms. 

University President Kathleen Rinehart says the three students haven't been tested yet because the resources aren't there in Wisconsin. 

"Understand we don’t have at the time that we’ve been in contact with both the Milwaukee and state health departments. There still is in Wisconsin no number of tests to actually make an assessment, a diagnosis of that. But, in abundance of caution our effort has been to move them to the self-quarantined space for the next 14 days," said Rinehart. 

Rinehart said the school has the ability to allow students and faculty to work from home if they have concerns. 

Sporting events and other activities have not been canceled, but they are monitoring the situation. 


Published: 5:31 a.m. on March 10, 2020 

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Three Cardinal Stritch University students are now in isolation after coming into contact with a COVID-19 positive person.

According to a health advisory by the university, the three students came into contact with the person during the school's spring break.

The university said the students did not attend any classes or visit any common areas on campus following the exposure. The school says the students are all symptom free and have not been diagnosed with COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

The students will remain in an isolation setting for the next 14 days.

Cardinal Stritch says the North Shore Health Department has been contacted and is working closely with the university to manage and direct the students' care.

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