Carroll University COVID-19 Mandatory Policies
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | Last updated December 21, 2020
Once vaccinated, students will still be expected to abide by all mandatory guidelines until otherwise communicated.
These policies are an extension of our Code of Conduct, which highlights, “The Student Code of Conduct is applied to both on and off campus settings as well as online and digital spaces (including social media and blogging platforms)."
These policies are effective June 1, 2020 and will be in place until otherwise communicated. We will continue to monitor and update based on U.S. Centers for Disease Control Guidelines, the Wisconsin Department of Health and Human Services and industry-specific guidance from organizations such as the American College Health Association.
Individuals observed to not be in compliance with the identified guidelines may be subject to disciplinary action.
Use these links to quickly navigate to the topics addressed on this page.
Health and Safety
We expect that members of the Carroll University community — students, faculty and staff — act in consideration of the overall safety and wellbeing of all. All students are prohibited, as articulated in the Student Handbook, from creating a health and safety hazard that would put the Carroll community at risk. Those that demonstrate a hazard on campus grounds may be asked to leave campus grounds or campus housing. Students are required to comply with health and safety laws, orders, ordinances, regulations and health and safety guidance adopted by Carroll University.
Report COVID-19 High Risk Behavior
Any member of the Carroll community (faculty, staff or students) may anonymously report concerns regarding behavior that is in direct conflict with our COVID-19 mandatory policies.
Face Coverings / Masks
Wearing cloth face coverings/masks is a critical measure in limiting and reducing the spread of COVID-19. Masks are required as a simple barrier to help prevent respiratory droplets from traveling into the air and onto other people when the person wearing the mask coughs, sneezes, talks, or raises their voice. Guidance for face masks/coverings at Carroll University are as follows:
- Indoors: Cloth face coverings/masks must be worn on all campus grounds and in campus owned and/or operated buildings and houses. The face covering/mask must be above the nose and extend below the chin for proper safety measure.
- Outdoors: Students will be required to wear a cloth mask or face covering whenever on campus grounds, including outdoor settings. The mask/face covering must be worn above the nose and must extend to below the chin.
- Face coverings/masks must be worn in Residence Hall, Apartment and Suite common areas including lobbies, lounges, kitchen, hallways, elevators and common area bathrooms, with the exception of shower use, brushing teeth or utilizing restroom stall.
- Face coverings/masks are not required to be worn while dining.
Also known as “social distancing”, Physical distancing is defined as a 6 foot distance between parties in the same physical location.
- Non-University sanctioned/approved gatherings may not exceed 10 individuals, whether indoor or outdoors. When gatherings are taking place, participants must observe physical distancing guidelines (6 feet). Special observations will be developed and communicated for academic purposes.
- Events coordinated by university entities (departments, courses, faculty, staff and recognized Student Organizations) and meetings must observe capacity limits as communicated by the Department of Reservation and Events Services.
Guests / Visitors
- Contracted residents are permitted one Carroll University student guest within residential buildings. Off campus fully virtual students are not allowed as guests of residential students.
- Face covering and physical distancing guidelines must be observed.
- No overnight guest passes will be granted.
Illness / Contact Tracing / Testing / Quarantine / Isolated Housing
- Policy: 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.
- In the event of a positive or suspected COVID-19 diagnosis, or close contact identification, students are required to cooperate fully with the University’s notification, contact tracing, quarantine and isolation protocols.
- Students will be required to complete regular mandatory testing as instructed by university officials.
- Carroll University may request or require a student to leave campus housing when that resident’s continued presence in the housing community poses a health or safety risk for community members. This may be determined due to identified symptoms or exposure to an individual with confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis. Residential students are required to comply with requests from Residence Life and Housing to leave their assigned space due to COVID-19.
- Students may not be present in any campus facility outside of quarantine or isolation while they are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 (or other respiratory illnesses), such as cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, muscle pain or body aches, headache or chills until they have received clearance by a university official.
- Not all residential rooms or halls are appropriate for self-quarantine or self-isolation due to shared restrooms or inadequate facilities. Therefore, in situations where a student is required or recommended to self-quarantine or self-isolate, students may not be permitted to continue residing in their original contracted residential space and will be provided alternative housing arrangements as needed and/or available. Removal from campus housing to isolate or quarantine does not constitute a termination of a residential student’s housing contract.
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.
Athletics and In-Person Courses
- The University may modify and communicate specific guidelines for Athletics practice and competition for registered student athletes.
- The University may also modify and communicate guidelines for specifically identified courses.
- Both Athletics and in-person courses will make modifications in consultation with the CDC, Wisconsin Department of Health and Human Services, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, American College Health Association and other relevant governing bodies and associations.
Reporting a Positive Test Result
Students will be required to submit a report to firstname.lastname@example.org or text 262.218.2379 within the same business day for any of the following:
- Any newly on-set symptoms
- If a student has tested positive for COVID-19 (please include the city, state and county of residence)
- If a member of your household or residence has tested positive for COVID-19
- If you were directly exposed (see definition below) to a positive case
Direct Exposure Is Defined As:
- Direct physical contact with a person (e.g. hug, kiss, handshake, high-five).
- Being within six (6) feet of a person(s) who has tested positively for more than 15 minutes.
- Direct contact with any respiratory secretions (e.g. coughed/sneezed on, contact with dirty tissue, sharing a drinking glass, food or towels or other personal items).
- An overnight stay for at least one night in a household with the person(s).
Questions regarding Housing guidelines and/or restrictions should be directed to email@example.com.
Questions regarding guidelines and policy should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions regarding any other COVID-19 impact areas should contact email@example.com or view additional information on our COVID-19 webpages.
To inquire about accommodations, please contact the Office of Disability Support Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 262.524.7335.
Policies Created: July 1, 2020
Policies Revised: December 21, 20200