Never say never in computer security :o)
I'd say your laptop is relatively safe, because most Windows viruses won't be looking for Linux machines to infect. However, it's certainly possible for a virus to contain a payload that will infect Windows machines one way, and try to exploit Linux machines another. Make sure you have a firewall in place on the laptop, and take care of any other basic security practices (the Linux security how-to is one guide).
The answer, though, is really to fix the problem. There's free software available from Microsoft (Security Essentials and Malicious Software Removal Tool; see the Microsoft security site to download) that will help fix a virus or spyware infection; other tools are available as well. If you don't have admin on the PC, perhaps point out the damage that a virus could do to files, and the Internet details that could be compromised (like bank details, etc.) to those that have.