COVID-19 Information and Returning to Campus: Jan 15, 2021

Friday, January 15, 2021

Students, Faculty, and Staff,

Please note the below testing times and locations so that you can receive your COVID-19 test as you come back to campus. Carroll College will be using a new method for testing this spring semester which is easier to administer and provides faster results. Test results are available in 24 to 48 hours. Students who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 90 days should email covid19@carroll.edu and do not need to test within that 90-day period.

This protocol is intended for the collection of the normal saliva that naturally pools in the mouth. No coughing or sniffing prior to sample collection is required. Water should be avoided 10 minutes prior to collection. Other drinks, food, chewing tobacco, and nasal sprays should be avoided for 30 minutes before sample collection.

Results are sent to both the individual who tested and appropriate college officials. Students, faculty, or staff who are COVID-19 positive may hear first either from a college official or receive their results directly from the lab. In either case, individuals who are contacted and are positive for COVID-19 should fill out this form immediately and follow the guidelines.

Testing for New Students, Early Arrivals, and Student-Athletes

Testing will be available in the PE Center Event Room from 9 am to 11 am on Sunday, January 17. Early Arrivals include any students working on campus who are scheduled to move into their residence hall before Sunday, January 17. This opportunity is available for Resident Assistants, Peer Ministers and others. If you are unable to make this time, please attend the time assigned Monday or Tuesday.

All Student Testing Monday and Tuesday:

Testing will take place on Monday, January 18, and Tuesday, January 19, at the following times and locations:

St. Charles Kitchen/Lounge Area for St. Charles Residents

  • 9am to 10am last names A-F
  • 10am to 11am last names G-L
  • 11am to 12pm last names M-R
  • 12pm to 1pm last names S-Z
  • 1pm to 2pm any St. Charles resident

Guad Fish Bowl for Guad Residents

  • 9am to 10am last names A-F
  • 10am to 11am last names G-L
  • 11am to 12pm last names M-R
  • 12pm to 1pm last names S-Z
  • 1pm to 2pm any Guad resident

Trinity Lounge for Trinity and Borro Residents

  • 9am to 10am last names A-F
  • 10am to 11am last names G-L
  • 11am to 12pm last names M-R
  • 12pm to 1pm last names S-Z
  • 1pm to 2pm any Trinity or Borro resident

 Scola for Apartment residents and Off-Campus students

  • 9am to 10am last names A-F
  • 10am to 11am last names G-L
  • 11am to 12pm last names M-R
  • 12pm to 1pm last names S-Z
  • 1pm to 2pm any Apartment resident or Off-Campus student

Just a reminder, any students who have tested COVID positive within the last 90 days do not need to test now. Students who will not be testing need to email covid19@carroll.edu. Once the 90 days is expired, testing should resume. Students who have been vaccinated still do need to test.  

On-going Testing – Everyone

Starting on Monday, January 25, faculty, staff and students can be tested on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9-11:30 am in the Wellness Center. Additional testing opportunities will be communicated in coming days.

Athletes that are in-season will be required to test according to the testing protocols set by the NAIA, Frontier Conference, and Cascade Conference.

Dining Services

Sodexo will be expanding the number of food stations as the semester begins including more fresh options served by Sodexo staff in order to keep lines moving quickly and to ensure food safety. Dining staff have created a better traffic-flow process to cut down on lines and distancing issues. New procedures have been put in place as well for delivering meals to students in quarantine and isolation. In the dining room, everyone should wear their masks properly at all times except when actively eating.

General Campus Guidelines

Masks will continue to be worn on campus following the guidelines that were in place this fall.  Lewis and Clark Public Health has not changed any directives since the end of the fall semester, thus the mask mandate, social distancing guidelines, and enhanced cleaning procedures all remain in place on campus. Students, faculty, and staff should be prepared for these guidelines to continue throughout the semester.

Welcome back, Saints! Thank you for all you do to keep the campus safe, healthy and vibrant.

Marching Forward Team