Face Masks / Coverings
Effective June 14, fully vaccinated students — individuals two weeks past their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two weeks past their single-dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine — no longer need to wear a face covering/mask in any setting on campus, indoors or outdoors, except in the university’s healthcare settings, in university owned or leased transportation and at university sponsored large events which are designated “mask required.” Signs on the entrances of campus buildings will be updated to reflect this change. Students in some areas may still need to continue to wear face coverings in some situations.
For the time being, students who are not yet fully vaccinated are expected to continue to wear a face covering/mask and maintain physical distancing until additional guidance for unvaccinated individuals is released. It is likely that some vaccinated members of our campus community will choose to continue to wear face covering/masks, and the university supports their choice to do so. We trust that students will honor the Ethos by respecting those who are in face coverings/masks.
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.
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.
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.
Failure to Schedule and Participate in Mandatory Testing
- First offense: Warning and required follow up COVID-19 Test.
- Second Offense: $25 fine and required follow up COVID-19 Test
- Third Offense: $50 fine and follow up meeting with the Office of Student Conduct, parent/guardian will be contacted, and student may be removed from Campus Housing until negative COVID-19 Test submitted.
- Fourth Offense: $100 fine and removal from in-person class until COVID-19 test is submitted