17 St. Olaf students suspended after attending off-campus party
August 21, 2020
Seventeen students at St. Olaf College in Northfield have been suspended for the fall semester after attending an off-campus party where masks were not worn and at least one student present was already infected with COVID-19, the school announced Thursday.
"This is the kind of reckless behavior that will put an end to our in-person semester, and it must stop," St. Olaf President David Anderson said.
Fifty students need to quarantine due to a lack of social distancing. Much of the quarantine is needed because of the off-campus party, which was held last week before students moved into campus housing, Anderson said.