Pio Plan | Summer 2021

The COVID-19 Pandemic required the Carroll community to make many changes during the 2020-21 year. 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, faculty and staff. 

During summer 2021, Carroll University will implement the following COVID-19 protocols:


Use these links to quickly navigate to the topics addressed on this page.

Testing Requirement

Students are Required to Test During the Following Weeks: 

You may test on-campus or off-campus during the above weeks to meet the testing requirement. Students who fail to meet the testing requirement will face sanctions.
You will receive an email reminder from Student Life the Thursday before you are required to test.

Testing Exemptions

Students who meet the following criteria are not required to test:

Testing Off Campus

Testing On Campus

Carroll will provide free, on-campus testing. You do not need to submit your test results to Carroll when you test on campus.

Testing Days and Times

Mondays: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  Tuesdays: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM 

Testing Location

Testing Sign Up
Sign up to test July 26 - 27

  1. Sign up for a testing time slot prior to getting tested. 
  2. After selecting one of the above links, select an available date (highlighted in blue on the calendar)
  3. A list of available testing times will show up to the right of the calendar.
  4. Select your test time.
  5. Press "Confirm"
  6. Enter your personal information
    1. Use your Carrollu.edu email
  7. Press "schedule event"
  8. You will receive an email confirmation and reminders regarding your appointment. Please keep the confirmation email for your records
To reschedule: Follow the instructions in your confirmation email to reschedule your appointment time.

Before Arriving at the Testing Site

  1. Install the NAVICA Application on your phone.
    1. You can download the Navica Application from the Apple Store or the Google Play Store
  2. You will receive an email from NAVICA notifying you that Carroll University needs you to create a NAVICA profile through your @carrollu.edu email.
    1. Expect to receive the NAVICA email between May 26-31, 2021. If you cannot find the email by May 31, please email covid19info@carrollu.edu.
    2. The subject line will say: "NAVICA Invitation from Carroll University Student Health Center"
    3. Make sure to check your spam and junk folders. 
  3. Follow the directions in the NAVICA email.
    1. Create an account.
      1. There will be an option to enter demographic information manually or by scanning a driver's license.
    2. Use the code in the email to Connect Carroll as an organization.
  4. When you arrive at the testing site, open your Navica Application.
  5. Press "Display Navica ID"
  6. Show the Testing Staff your unique QR Code.
  7. You will use the Navica Application every time you test on campus.

Type of Test

Test Results

Academic Calendar

Undergraduate Programs  
Graduate Programs View Academic Calendar

COVID-19 Policies and Sanctions

Students must abide by all COVID-19 policies. Students who fail to follow COVID-19 policies will face sanctions.
COVID-19 Mandatory Policies
COVID-19 Sanctioning Process 

Health and Safety Measures

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.

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. 

Physical Distancing

The Carroll community will maintain a minimum of 6 feet separation when in contact with others for longer than 10 minutes, regardless of face mask/covering. This includes both indoor and outside spaces. 

Cleaning and Disinfecting

Carroll has 150 hand sanitizing stations across campus along with sanitary wipe stations in all classroom and resident hall buildings. Our cleaning procedures use EPA and CDC-approved protocols and supplies for COVID-19 sanitation. Additionally, facilities staff has had increased education of proper sanitation techniques and safety precautions.

Shuttle Service

Public Safety passengers are required to wear face-covering when using the shuttle. The shuttle will only allow for 3 students. The shuttle will be cleaned and sanitized on a daily basis. 

Dining Services

We are following all federal, state, and local guidelines and recommendations, including daily wellness checks and PPE for all associates, ongoing cleaning and sanitizing, and daily disinfecting in all areas. All food will be pre-packaged or served by associates. Seating in all dining areas will be reduced to maintain physical distancing. 

Testing Services

During the summer term, 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 262.524.7223 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 email covid19report@carrollu.edu to report their positive test. 

Instructional Information

Instructional Delivery Methods

Some courses have switched to larger classrooms and cameras are in each classroom to record classes. During the summer, some classes will still be offered in-person while others may be offered fully online. Your faculty will be in touch with you prior to the beginning of your summer courses. 

Student Accommodations

Should you not feel comfortable returning to campus for classes in the summer, and want to complete your coursework virtually, please submit a request to Marty Bledsoe, Director of the Walter Young Center, at mbledsoe@carrollu.edu

Laptop Availability

If you need access to a laptop or additional digital resources or technology, please contact the OIT Media Center at mediacenter@carrollu.edu, or call 262.951.3268

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: 

Contract Tracing Process

Contact Tracing will continue throughout the summer.

If anyone in the Carroll community is identified as having been exposed to the COVID-19 through contact tracing, they will be referred for testing by the Waukesha County Department of Public Health or their health provider. 


Isolation is required if a student test 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. 


Quarantine is required if a student is in close contact with 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 Public Health Department websites: The CDC currently recommends a quarantine period of 14 days. However, based on local circumstances and resources, the following options to shorten quarantine are acceptable alternatives:

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 

Close Contact

An individual will be considered to have had close contact if meeting any of the following criteria:



Am I required to test bi-weekly during the summer?

If you are not fully vaccinated, you are required to test bi-weekly throughout the summer. Please see the "Testing Requirement" section above for more information.

How do I know if I need to test during the summer?

Student Life will email students by the Thursday before the week they are required to test. Check your email every day for a testing email from Student Life.

What happens if I am diagnosed with COVID-19?

Report your positive test result to Carroll using this form immediately and self-quarantine in your current residence. A Carroll University Contact Tracer will contact you with next steps. If you do not hear from a Carroll University Contact Tracer within 24 hours of submitting your positive test result, please email contacttracing@carrollu.edu

What do I do if I have symptoms of COVID-19?

Immediately self-quarantine and make an appointment at the Student Health Center or other health care provider.

Where do I submit my COVID-19 test results?

Report your test results to Carroll using this form.

What if I test positive but have no symptoms?

You must still report your positive test result to Carroll using this form immediately and self-quarantine in your current residence. Even if you do not display symptoms of COVID-19 and you test positive, you must still abide by current CDC and Waukesha County Public Health guidelines. A Carroll University Contact Tracer will contact you with next steps. If you do not hear from a Carroll University Contact Tracer within 24 hours of submitting your positive test result, please email contacttracing@carrollu.edu

If a student must isolate or quarantine at Carroll, will an employee be checking on them?

Students who enter quarantine or isolation are assigned a "COVID Companion". This COVID Companion checks-in on students, connects them to campus resources, and answers questions students have as they complete their quarantine or isolation period. COVID Companions are Carroll faculty, staff and administration that volunteer their time to support students. 

Can I quarantine or isolate on campus?

Students who live on-campus can quarantine or isolate in a designated on campus location during the summer. Students who live off-campus will need to quarantine or isolate in their off-campus residence.

What happens during the contact tracing process?

When a student is identified as a close contact or has tested positive for COVID-19, a Carroll University Contact Tracer will call the student and notify them of their quarantine or isolation status. The Contact Tracer will ask the student about symptoms, close contacts, their quarantine or isolation period, what their next steps are, and available campus resources. 

Are students required to vaccinate against COVID-19?

At this time, students are not required to vaccinate against COVID-19. Students should check their emails and this webpage throughout the summer for any updates regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.

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