Viterbo University opens residence hall to those on front line of pandemic

The hall is open to area health care and emergency personnel
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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – 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 allowed to stay in Viterbo’s Bonaventure Hall.

Viterbo was approached by the City of La Crosse and the local hospitals about the use of its facilities, and university officials were able 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.”