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. 

The COVID-19 Pandemic caused our Carroll community to make many changes during the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school years. We are proud of our Pioneers for persevering through unprecedented times and are excited to continue to offer a safe, healthy, and supportive learning environment for our students in 2022-2023. 

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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 COVID-19 Reporting Form to report their positive test. 

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
 

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 mbledsoe@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. 

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 should 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.
 

To schedule a COVID-19 vaccine on campus:

The Student Health Center will be offering first, second, and booster doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
  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.
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.  

All students will receive a 10-day isolation end date when contacted by Carroll University Contact Tracers. If students would like to be released from isolation early, they must meet the following requirements:   

If a Residential Student would like to return to their campus living space on day 6 of their isolation period, they MUST meet the additional requirements:   

Students must wait for an official approval email from the Contact Tracing Team before returning to campus. 


Quarantine

Quarantine is required 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 and Waukesha County Public Health Department are met. The CDC and Waukesha County Public Health Department currently follow the guidelines below, which can also be found on the CDC and Waukesha County Division of Public Health websites.
 

The CDC currently recommends a quarantine period of 10 days. However, based on local circumstances and resources, the following options to shorten quarantine are acceptable alternatives: 

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: 

Carroll University will utilize the current CDC and Waukesha County Public Health quarantine guidelines for congregate living settings.  Students must meet all requirements set by Carroll University, including appropriate symptom monitoring and submission of proof and appropriate testing, to be cleared for a shortened quarantine period. Carroll University officials will decide, confirm, and approve all quarantine timelines of students. Failure to meet Carroll University’s requirements can result in a student not having a shortened quarantine timeline.

 

Quarantine and Isolation Living Arrangements

Students who live on-campus that are expected to quarantine, or isolate will be given the option to complete their quarantine or isolation period at home or at a hotel.

Students will be able to converse with the Carroll University Administrator On Call, if they choose to quarantine or isolate in a location other than moving back home.  

Commuter students will need to quarantine or isolate at their off-campus residence. 

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. Below is the CDC description of the data that is combined to determine the level each county is assigned. 

COVID-19 Community Levels can help communities and individuals make decisions based on their local context and their unique needs. Community vaccination coverage and other local information, like early alerts from surveillance, such as through wastewater or the number of emergency department visits for COVID-19, when available, can also inform decision making for health officials and individuals.

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. 

 

 

Your Gift Helps Carroll Students

During the difficult and uncertain public health threat posed by COVID-19, many of our students will experience financial hardships, particularly those most economically vulnerable. The Student Emergency Fund provides limited grants and short-term, interest-free loans to Carroll University students experiencing financial hardship due to unexpected circumstances. Students may request financial assistance for any critical costs they cannot otherwise cover (such as medical bills, utilities, transportation costs, or personal or academic supplies).

We are grateful to the donors who make this fund possible. Please consider supporting our students with a gift to the Carroll Student Emergency Fund.

Give to the Student Emergency Fund

Important Resources

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

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