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 surveillance 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

Students, faculty, and staff members should report if they have tested positive for COVID-19.

Health and Safety Policies


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, with a healthcare provider, or do an at-home test 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 schedule a COVID test online in the patient portal, or call the Health Center at 262-524-7233 to make an appointment. Students may also go to their health provider or other local clinics to get tested, or do an at-home COVID test, and should report positive results as outlined below. Students who do an at-home COVID test should take a picture of the positive test to upload when reporting.
Students who have tested positive for COVID-19 must submit their results to the Student Contact Tracing Form to report their test result. 


The COVID-19 vaccine is highly recommended but not required. Please note that health majors may be required to be up to date with the COVID-19 vaccine for clinical rotations, and the COVID vaccine may be required for some Cross-Cultural Experiences.  If you have received the COVID vaccine, log into the Medicat patient portal and upload a copy of your COVID-19 vaccination card under the upload tab so that the information can be verified. 

The Health Center will provide first, second, and booster doses of the Pfizer COVID vaccine free of charge to eligible students on Thursday afternoons throughout the semester starting at the end of August. To schedule a COVID vaccine on campus in the Health Center, students can schedule online in the patient portal by choosing COVID-19 vaccine as the reason code or call 262-524-7233 to schedule.

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


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

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 can schedule online in the patient portal, or 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 isolate or the terms of 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 for students with symptoms or who are close contacts at the Student Health Center located at 304 N. East Ave at the Student Health and Wellness building on campus. 

Appointments are required. To schedule a COVID-19 test at the Student Health Center students can schedule online in the patient portal 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

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 on the 6th day after their last contact with the positive person by the university Student Health Center, community testing sites, their health provider, or they can do a home COVID test on their own. 

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 wear a high quality mask for 10 days and test on the fifth day after exposure, regardless of vaccination status.

Notification of Exposure: Students and employees who have been exposed will be notified via email from

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 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:

Exposed to COVID-19?

• Employees and students who have been exposed will be notified via email from

• The CDC has updated its recommendations that people no longer have to quarantine if exposed to COVID-19 but they should wear a high quality mask for 10 days and test on the fifth day after exposure, regardless of vaccination status

• Any exposed person should test immediately if they have symptoms or if symptoms develop within 10 days of their last contact with the positive person, regardless of their vaccination status. 

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.

Commuter students will be expected to isolate themselves at their off-campus residence. If a student does not feel comfortable isolating 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 isolate or the terms of 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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