Conferencing & Campus Events
In an abundance of caution and concern for the health and safety of our College community and the public, all in-person campus events, regardless of size, are cancelled or postponed through Phase 1. This includes internal College events, co-sponsored events and external events. The following protocols will be adhered to for Conferencing and Campus Events per Phase:
- Phase 1: The following will apply:
- All internal meetings and events should take place virtually, even if the participants are physically on campus.
- All external events will be suspended through this Phase.
- Summer housing will be allowed on a limited basis. Out-of-state visitors will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Preferably this self-quarantine will happen off campus, but if this is not an option, we have identified a few quarantine rooms on campus.
- Summer Camps will be suspended through this Phase.
- All meals will be provided as Grab & Go.
- Phase 2 - The following will apply:
- Internal meetings and events are encouraged to continue to take place virtually, even if the participants are physically on campus. In-person events will be allowed with group sizes not to exceed 50 people. Social distancing protocols will be followed by spacing tables and chairs to allow for more area between guests. The seating capacity of rooms will be reduced in size, and face coverings will be required through this Phase.
- External meetings and events will be allowed with group sizes not to exceed 50 people. Social distancing protocols will be followed by spacing tables and chairs to allow for more area between guests and the seating capacity of rooms will be reduced in size.
- Face coverings will be required through this Phase and event organizers are responsible for providing their own face coverings. Conference Services will not be expected to provide face coverings.
- Summer housing will be allowed. Out-of-state visitors are encouraged to self-quarantine for 14 days prior to coming to campus.
- Overnight Summer Camps will be allowed with limited group sizes and other precautionary measures put in place.
- All meals will be provided either through Grab & Go, or through the cafeteria line served by Sodexo employees wearing face coverings and gloves. Tables and chairs will be spaced appropriately to allow for more area between guests. The seating capacity of the dining room will be reduced in size.
- All areas will be properly cleaned and sanitized after each use.
- Sign-in sheets for each event will be provided to track attendance to assist in contract tracing if it is deemed necessary.
- Phase 3 - Back to normal operations, while continuing to be cautious with large groups and practice health and safety protocols with enhanced cleaning, handwashing and social distancing when possible. Fully vaccinated individuals are no longer required to wear face coverings.
To help us keep our community safe, we are asking our visitors to adhere to the following guidelines:
- Phase 1 - Tour Guidelines for Visitors
- Travel restrictions dictate that we will be unable to host out-of-state guests on campus through Phase 1.
- Visits must be scheduled at least two business days in advance via firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-447-4384. Tours will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. No drop-in visits will be accepted.
- Tour groups will be limited to members of the same household (not to exceed 6 people). One tour-guide will be assigned per group.
- Tours will depart from the main lobby of O’Connell Hall at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
- Tour groups must maintain a 6’ distance between themselves and the Carroll tour guide.
- Visitors will be asked to wear face coverings through Phase 2.
- Carroll College will attempt to facilitate meetings with faculty or offices like Financial Aid if requested, but those meetings may happen remotely.
- Prior to coming to campus, we are asking that all visitors:
- Affirm that they have not had exposure to positive COVID-19 symptoms within the past 14 days, or have current signs of cough, sore throat, illness, or fever.
- Complete a temperature check 24 hours prior to visit for all visitors. If anyone in the group has an elevated temperature please call to reschedule.
- Please use a hand sanitizer (that contains at least 60% alcohol) upon arrival.
- One member of the admission team will greet guests in the main lobby area of O’Connell Hall and dismiss tours.
- Greetings will be verbal in nature, and will not include a handshake, hug, or physical exchange of any kind.
- Phase 2 - Tour Guidelines for Visitors
For states where travel is allowed, Carroll College will begin offering tours to families from out-of-state using the same guidelines above. Carroll College will not allow or encourage visitors from any states where travel is not advised.
- Phase 3 - Tour Guidelines for Visitors
Carroll College will offer tours with appropriate guidelines which will include the use of face coverings for visitors and self-health checks. In Phase 3 campus visit programs will be reinstated following the guidelines established for the rest of the campus. When possible, the size of groups will be limited. Overnight stays for visitors are suspended through fall 2020. Face coverings are not longer required for fully vaccinated individuals, but will continue to be required if an individual has not been vaccinated.
With a mind for the safety of all, public Masses during the coronavirus pandemic will adhere to the following guidelines from the Diocese of Helena through Phases 3:
- There will be no sign of peace.
- The Precious Blood will not be offered to the faithful.