Marching Forward to Spring

Marching Forward to Spring

The Carroll College Marching Forward Plan is a phased approach of policies and protocols that will serve as a guide for the college as we continue our valued mission of providing a safe, in-person educational experience for our students.

We have all learned a great deal about managing COVID-19 during the fall semester, and we are implementing new procedures and protocols based on what we have learned. Students, staff and faculty following the established guidelines and caring for each other led to a successful in-person semester in the fall and we are confident that we can continue this throughout this spring. With changes in testing, new therapeutics and vaccines on the horizon, and additional scientific data about how the virus spreads, we feel well prepared to create an effective plan to help students achieve their educational goals.

What you should do to keep Carroll College safe:

Prevalence Report:

Carroll College has 1 new COVID-19 case(s) as of 5:00 p.m. on 5/13/2021, with 1 current active case(s).

Please note:

  • Numbers reflect faculty, staff, and students.
  • The "current active cases" number includes the "new COVID-19 case(s)."
  • All individuals have received guidance and assistance regarding proper isolation protocols and are in contact with healthcare professionals.
  • Due to federal regulations, we will not be providing any information beyond the number of new and active cases.
  • This report will be updated each Friday during the semester by 1 p.m.
If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been identified as a close contact, you must fill out the COVID-19 Reporting Form.

Campus Updates

On-Campus Testing

Ongoing COVID-19 testing for asymptomatic students, faculty and staff:

  • Mondays & Tuesdays
  • 9 am - 11:30 am
  • Wellness Center
  • No appointment necessary

Contacts:

St. Charles

If you feel ill

If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, immediately call your primary healthcare provider or the Carroll College Wellness Center at 406.447.5441 - do not go to the center before calling first.  After assessing your symptoms, your healthcare provider or the Wellness Center may order a COVID-19 test.  You will be contacted directly for instructions on how to receive a COVID test.

Until test results are obtained – please adhere to the following protocols:

  • Students – Contact the Wellness Center at 406.447.5441 to report that you have been tested and determine the best course of action.  Notify your faculty members, supervisors, coaches, etc. to report that you are sick or suspect you may be sick and will not be attending class/work/practice.
  • Employees: Contact your supervisor to report that you are sick or suspect you may be sick and will not be attending work.
  • Stay home until instructed otherwise by Lewis & Clark Public Health or your healthcare provider.

When test results are obtained:

  • An interviewer from Lewis & Clark Public Health or your health care provider will contact you if you test positive for COVID-19.
  • If you have a confirmed case of COVID-19, the interviewer or health care provider will help you understand what to do next, what support is available, as well as let you know how long you should isolate yourself.

If you are COVID-19 positive

Lewis & Clark Public Health, your healthcare provider or the Carroll College Wellness Center will directly contact anyone who has been tested and is confirmed positive for COVID-19. If you have tested positive, all students and employees should take the following steps:

  1. Fill out the COVID-19 Reporting Form.
  2. Students: If the call comes from Lewis & Clark Public Health, contact the Wellness Center at 406.447.5441 to report your positive case.  If you live on campus, immediately contact Residential Life & Housing at 406.459.0540 so they can facilitate your move into isolation.  Notify your faculty members, supervisors, coaches, etc. that you have tested positive and that you will not be attending class/work/practice. 
  3. Employees: Contact your supervisor to report that you are COVID-19 positive and will not be attending work.
  4. If you become ill, contact your healthcare provider, the Wellness Center at 406.447.5441 or if it is after hours, call St. Peter’s Urgent Care Line at 406.442.2480.
  5. Stay home until instructed otherwise by Lewis & Clark Public Health or your healthcare provider, except to get medical care. Do not go to work, school or public areas. 
  6. Ask friends or family members to do your shopping or use a grocery delivery service.
  7. Practice frequent hand washing, wearing a mask when in spaces others use, disinfect surfaces you touch, and keep your space clean.
  8. Isolate yourself from people and animals in your home - stay in a specific room away from other people and use a separate bathroom, if available. Limit contact with pets and other animals. If possible, have a member of your household care for them. If you must care for an animal, wear a face covering and wash your hands before and after you interact with them.
  9. Returning to normal activity after testing positive: You can return to normal activity according to the CDC guidelines after:
    • At least 10 days since symptoms first appeared AND;
    • At least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication AND;
    • Symptoms have improved.
    • If you had no symptoms at the time of testing, you can return to normal activity 10 days after your COVID-19 test date as long as you remain asymptomatic.

If you are a confirmed contact

Lewis & Clark Public Health or a College representative will directly contact anyone who has been identified as a close contact by someone who has a confirmed COVID-19 case. A close contact as defined by Public Health is someone who has been in contact with someone who has COVID-19:

  • Closer that six feet;
  • For more than 15 minutes;
  • In enclosed space;
  • During the 48-hour period before or after testing.

The Public Health officer or College representative can help provide information about testing, or you may work with your healthcare provider.  The Carroll College Wellness Center may be able to provide some general guidance as well by calling 406.447.5441. If you are a confirmed close contact, you should take the following steps:

  1. Fill out the COVID-19 Reporting Form
  2. Students: If the call comes from Lewis & Clark Public Health, contact the Wellness Center at 406.447.5441 to report your positive case.  If you live on campus, immediately contact Residential Life & Housing at 406.459.0540 so they can facilitate your move into isolation. Notify your faculty members, supervisors, coaches, etc. that you are a confirmed contact and that you will not be attending class/work/practice.
  3. Employees: Contact your supervisor to report that you are a confirmed contact and will not be attending work.
  4. If you become ill, contact your healthcare provider, the Wellness Center at 406.447.5441 or if it is after hours, call St. Peter’s Urgent Care Line at 406.442.2480.
  5. Stay home until instructed otherwise by Lewis & Clark Public Health or a healthcare provider except to get medical care.  Do not go to work, school or public areas.
  6. Ask friends or family members to do your shopping or use a grocery delivery service.
  7. Practice frequent hand washing, wearing a mask when in spaces others use, disinfect surfaces you touch, and keep your space clean.
  8. Isolate yourself from people and animals in your home - stay in a specific room away from other people and use a separate bathroom, if available. Limit contact with pets and other animals. If possible, have a member of your household care for them. If you must care for an animal, wear a face covering and wash your hands before and after you interact with them.

Returning to normal activity after being a confirmed contact

You can return to normal activity after 10 days (from last day of exposure) according to the Lewis & Clark Public Health, if:

  • You have no symptoms 10 days after your last direct contact with the COVID-19 positive person AND;
  • You actively monitor for symptoms daily from day 11-14 AND;
  • You must return to quarantine and be retested if symptoms begin once released from quarantine.

If you become symptomatic, please refer to “What to Do If You Are Ill”.