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:
- Students entering campus for the first time and who are not fully vaccinated will be required to test negative for COVID-19 before entering campus.
- If a student is expected to test before entering campus, they will be notified via email by Student Life. Please check your Carroll email every day to see if you are required to test.
- PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS:
- All prospective students and their guests, regardless of vaccination, are required to wear a mask indoors and are not required to wear a mask outdoors.
- Prospective students and their guests will not be required to test to enter campus for a campus tour or meeting.
- All students taking in-person classes, living, working or studying on campus who are not fully vaccinated will be required to test bi-weekly.
- Students will receive an email reminder from Student Life the Thursday before they are required to test.
- Carroll University will provide free on-campus testing options.
- Students are allowed to submit off-campus test result if they are unable to attend testing on campus.
- Carroll University and the COVID-19 Response Team will continue to work with Waukesha County Public Health on our COVID-19 policies and protocols to ensure a safe campus environment
- 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.
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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.
- Contract tracing is a core disease control activity, which begins with those who have tested positive for COVID-19.
- The student will receive a call from the Waukesha County Department of Public Health or someone from the University's COVID-19 Response Team. The student will identify persons who have had direct exposure to them during the period of transmission, which begins two days before the onset of symptoms.
- Contacts will be notified 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 to whom they may have been exposed. Any information the student shares with the contact tracer, personal or medical, is kept confidential.
- Carroll strongly encourages students to "Answer the Call to Slow the Spread." Carroll will be kept safer by cooperating with contact tracing.
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:
- The quarantine can end after Day 10 without testing and if no symptoms have been reported during daily monitoring.
- When diagnostic testing resources are sufficient and available, then quarantine can end after Day 7 if a diagnostic specimen tests negative and if no symptoms were reported during daily monitoring. The specimen may be collected and tested within 48 hours before the time of planned quarantine discontinuation (e.g., in anticipation of testing delays), but quarantine cannot be discontinued earlier than after Day 7.
- Carroll University will utilize the current CDC and Waukesha County Public Health quarantine guidelines. 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 and are expected to quarantine or isolate will be given the option to complete their quarantine or isolation period at home or in an on-campus residence provided by Carroll University. We recommend students think about these options before returning to campus so they are prepared to decide if they are asked to quarantine or isolate during the spring semester.
- Commuter students will need to quarantine or isolate themselves at their off-campus residence.
An individual will be considered to have had close contact if meeting any of the following criteria:
- 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 source, food, towel, or other personal items).
- Overnight stays for at least one night in a household with the person(s).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.