April 7, 2020
Contact Rick Trietley at 608-796-3801 or firstname.lastname@example.org
VITERBO UNIVERSITY OPENS RESIDENCE HALL TO AREA HEALTH CARE AND EMERGENCY PERSONNEL AS PART OF PANDEMIC RESPONSE
LA CROSSE, Wis. – Viterbo University will open a residence hall to local health care and other emergency personnel beginning Tuesday, April 14.
Local hospital employees, police, fire department, and EMS workers who have not been diagnosed with COVID-19 will be able to stay in Viterbo’s Bonaventure Hall. There will be no students living in the building. Viterbo was approached by the City of La Crosse and the local hospitals about the use of university facilities, and university officials were happy to accommodate the request.
“Viterbo University is honored to support our community partners as we continue to confront the many challenges posed by the Coronavirus pandemic,” said Rick Trietley, vice president for student affairs at Viterbo University. “The founders of our university, the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, have set an inspirational example of meeting the needs of society for more than 130 years, and we will do our part in keeping with this spirit and proud tradition.”