Covid-19 Information
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Carroll University is committed to offering an exceptional educational experience in a safe environment. Faculty, staff and administration are working diligently to support students, staff and faculty in order to keep our Carroll community safe.

General Information

Carroll University will not require vaccination or weekly surviellence testing during the 2022-2023 school year with the exception of some College of Health Science programs in which vaccination is required by outside clinical site placements. Students should check with their clinical coordinators for more information on vaccination requirements and exemptions. 

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Report a Positive COVID Test or That You Are a Close Contact

Students, faculty, and staff members should report if a student has tested for COVID-19 or if a student has been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

Health and Safety Policies

Testing  

Effective Fall 2022 there will be no weekly testing requirement for unvaccinated students going forward. Students who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should test on-campus or with a healthcare provider before participating in in-person classes.  

Students with any COVID-19 symptoms will be asked by the University to get tested. When ill, students should stay home except to get medical care. Students should not go to class, work, athletics, dining facilities, or participate in any other activities if they have symptoms or have tested positive. Avoid using public transportation or ride-sharing.  
 
Students can call the Health Center at 262-524-7233 to make an appointment for evaluation and testing. Students may also go to their health provider or other local clinics to get tested and should report positive results as outlined below. 
 
Students who have tested positive for COVID-19 must submit their results to the Student Contact Tracing Form to report their test result. 

Vaccination   

Carroll University will NOT require vaccination for students, faculty, or staff on-campus. However, vaccination requirements for clinical placements will be kept until further notice from clinical sites. To report your vaccination status to the University, click the link below to share your vaccination information. 

Share your vaccination information

To read more about how to be vaccinated on campus please read the Vaccine Information section below. 

Mask-wearing

Masks will be optional for all students, employees, and community members on our campus, regardless of vaccination status.  This applies to all settings on campus, indoors or outdoors, with the exception of the university’s healthcare settings and large, university sponsored events which are designated as “mask required.” In the future should our COVID case counts rise, we will revisit this policy.  

With specific respect to classroom and office settings, all faculty and staff reserve the right to require masks during their classes and/or in meetings with students or other employees. Students in clinical experiences, practicums, internships, or student teaching settings must continue to follow the protocols of their respective sites. Therefore, it is required that all members of the Carroll community ensure that they have a mask in their possession at all times. 

Many members of our campus community will continue to wear face coverings/masks and the university supports their choice to do so. We trust that the Carroll community will honor the Ethos by respecting those who choose to wear face coverings/masks.

In-person Instruction

Carroll will provide in-person instruction to students. Fall 2022 accommodation requests for virtual learning will be considered with appropriate medical documentation and will depend upon the essential nature of the class and if the class will be taught remotely. This will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Students can request accommodations to complete classes virtually by emailing SAS@carrollu.edu

Symptom Monitoring

Students experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 must refrain from coming to campus until receiving a negative test at a health care facility or community testing site.  If students would like to test for free on campus they should call 262.524.7233 to schedule an appointment at the Student Health Center. 


Failure to Comply with University Policies

Failure to comply with university directives, protocols, or procedures intended to limit the spread of or exposure to viruses, illnesses and other contagions: Violating or disregarding directives, protocols, or procedures enacted by the university to protect the health and safety of the university community. 

Any individual who violates an order to quarantine/isolate or the terms of quarantine/isolation may be subject to disciplinary action including housing probation or termination including loss of deposit, university probation or suspension. 

Policy questions can be directed to the Office of Student Life. 

COVID-19 Testing Information

COVID-19 testing on-campus:

The Student Health Center will be offering free COVID-19 testing at the Student Health Center located at 304 N. East Ave at the Student Health and Wellness building on campus. 

To schedule a COVID-19 test at the Student Health Center students can schedule on Medicat or call (262) 524-7233. 


COVID-19 testing off-campus:

Visit the following websites for information about community testing sites:

Community test sites in Waukesha County 
Community test sites in Milwaukee County 
Walgreens COVID-19 Testing 
CVS COVID-19 Testing

Vaccine Information

Submitting vaccination status to the University:

Although the university is not requiring vaccination for the general student population to have an accurate contact tracing process students should still submit their vaccination to the university. As we move towards a automated contact tracing process it is essential to have updated vaccination status to avoid students being accidentally placed in quarantine incorrectly. 

Booster Doses

Carroll University encourages students to be up to date for all recommended COVID-19 vaccine doses. Anyone who is 18 or older is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster if it has been 5 months or more from the date of your last/second Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or 2 months from your J & J vaccine. Under the new campus guidelines, to avoid having to quarantine for 5 days if you are exposed to COVID, you will need to get your COVID booster when you are eligible.

To schedule a COVID-19 vaccine on campus:

The Health Center will resume offering first, second, and booster doses of the Pfizer COVID vaccine to eligible students at the end of August.
  1. Go to your student patient poral: https://carrollu.medicatconnect.com/ 
  2. Choose “COVID vaccine” as the reason code
-OR-
  1. You can call 262.524.7233 to make an appointment.

View the following websites for information about other community vaccine sites:

Make sure to share your vaccine information with Carroll University after you are vaccinated! If you have received a booster dose, please submit your information below. 

Share Your Vaccine Info

Contact Tracing Process

If anyone in the Carroll community is identified as having been exposed to COVID-19 through contact tracing, they will be referred for testing by the university Student Health Center, community testing sites, or their health provider. 

Contact tracing is a core disease control activity, which begins with those who have tested positive for COVID-19. 

  1. The student will fill out the Student Contact Tracing Form with their positive test result and all information pertaining to their close contacts. 
  2. The student will identify people who have had direct exposure to them during the period of transmission, which begins two days before the onset of symptoms. 
  3. Contacts will then be notified by email of their possible exposure, advised to quarantine, monitor for symptoms, and then tested for infection.

Notification of Exposure: Students and employees who have been exposed will be notified via email from microsoft@powerapps.com.

Testing will be encouraged for all close contacts five (5) days after initial exposure, regardless of vaccination status. We ask that students and employees follow the CDC quarantine procedures. This link will be provided in the exposure notification email.

The name of the COVID-19-positive student will not be revealed to those whom they may have exposed. Any information the student shares with the contact tracer, personal or medical, is kept confidential. Carroll strongly encourages students to “Answer the Email to Slow the Spread.” Carroll will be kept safer by cooperating with contact tracing. 

COVID-19 Symptoms   

People with COVID-19 may have a wide range of symptoms – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Students with any of these symptoms may have COVID-19 and should be tested to prevent the spread on campus: 

Isolation

Isolation is required if a student tests positive for COVID-19 or has symptoms and is awaiting test results. Students who are living in Carroll housing should plan to go home to isolate themselves when it is safe to do so. A student can be released from isolation when criteria outlined by the CDC are met.  

Isolation Timeline:

Quarantine

Quarantine is recommended if a student is a close contact of a person that has been tested positive for COVID-19. Student’s living in Carroll housing should plan to go home to quarantine when it is safe to do so. A student will be released from quarantine when the criteria outlined by the CDC procedures. 

The CDC currently recommends a quarantine period of 5 days for those who have been exposed to COVID-19 and have not received a booster dose or completed the primary series of COVID-19 vaccination. 

Students who are up-to-date on their vaccination (received booster dose) and who come into close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19 are not required to quarantine, based on CDC guidelines.

Up-to-date close contacts are required to: 

Quarantine and Isolation Living Arrangements

Isolation: In the fall, Residential Students who have tested positive for COVID-19 will have two options for isolation accommodations.

  1. Move home to an off-campus residence to complete their isolation period.
  2. Move into an on-campus isolation space, where meals will be delivered to the isolation spaces if enrolled in a dining plan.

Quarantine:

Commuter students will be expected to quarantine and isolate themselves at their off-campus residence. If a student does not feel comfortable isolating or quarantining at their off-campus residence, they may request an accommodation with the University but will be charged for their stay.

Any individual who violates an order to quarantine/isolate or the terms of quarantine/isolation may be subject to disciplinary action including housing probation or termination including loss of deposit, university probation or suspension. 

COVID-19 Data

Community Data

The CDC tracks all data by county and has created levels at which each community can use to decide what level of protection measures should be in place in respective settings.

To learn more about how COVID-19 Community Levels are measure please visit this website. 


To determine the Community Level of the area where Carroll University is located please select Wisconsin for State and Waukesha for the County. 

 

 

Important Resources

For more information about the 2019 novel coronavirus, please visit the following websites:

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