Marching Back From COVID-19

Marching Back to Campus

Marching back to Campus: The Carroll College Marching Back Plan is a phased approach of policies and protocols that will serve as a guide for the college as we cautiously re-open campus to continue our valued mission.

What you should do to keep Carroll College safe:

Prevalence Report:

Carroll College has 68 new COVID-19 case(s) as of 5:00 p.m. on 10/15/2020, with 70 current active cases. The vast majority of these cases are from asymptomatic testing of students completed on Monday and Tuesday, and most students are asymptomatic. 

Please note:

  • Numbers reflect faculty, staff, and students.
  • All individuals have received guidance and assistance regarding proper isolation protocols and are in contact with health care professionals.
  • Lewis & Clark Public Health is conducting contact tracing for any individual who is identified as a close contact.
  • 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

COVID Roundtable for Students video

Contacts:

St. Charles

Students: If you feel ill

  • During regular business hours call the Carroll College Wellness Center 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (do not go to the center before calling first).
    • Carroll College Wellness Center: 406-447-5441
    • The Wellness Center Staff will ask you a series of COVID-related questions about symptoms you may be experiencing such as:
      • Cough
      • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
      • Fever – 100.4° and above 
      • Chills
      • Runny nose or new sinus congestion
      • Muscle pain
      • Headache
      • Sore throat
      • Fatigue
      • New loss of taste or smell
      • This list does not include all possible symptoms. Other less common symptoms have been reported, including gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. 
  • After hours call the St. Peter’s Urgent Care hotline at: 406-457-4180.
    • After assessing your symptoms the Wellness Center may order a COVID-19 test.
      • You will be contacted directly for instructions on how to receive a COVID test.
      • Test sites currently include LabCorp and St. Peter’s Urgent Care.
      • If you feel ill or have been, please follow the guidance below:

If you are tested, until test results are obtained:

  • Contact the Wellness Center at 406-447-5441 to report that you have been tested and to determine the best course of action.
  • Stay home until instructed otherwise by Lewis & Clark Public Health or a healthcare professional.
  • Do not go to work, school or public areas.
  • Notify your faculty members, supervisors, coaches, etc. to report that you are sick or suspect you may be sick and will not attend class/work/practice.
  • Ask friends or family members to do your shopping or use a grocery delivery service.
  • 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. 

After test results are obtained:

  • An interviewer from public health will contact you if you (re)test positive for COVID-19, usually by phone.
  • If you have a confirmed case of COVID-19, the interviewer will help you understand what to do next and what support is available.
  • Lewis & Clark Public Health will let you know how long you should isolate yourself if you tested positive for COVID-19.
  • If you have a confirmed case of COVID-19, complete and submit the Positive COVID-19 Form. 

If you are not tested or your test is negative: You can return 48 hours after the last symptom, including having no fever without using a fever reducer.

Faculty and Staff: If you feel ill

  • During regular business hours call the Carroll College Wellness Center 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (do not go to the center before calling first) or call your local healthcare provider.
    • Carroll College Wellness Center: 406-447-5441
    • The Wellness Center Staff will ask you a series of COVID-related questions about symptoms you may be experiencing such as:
      • Cough
      • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
      • Fever – 100.4° and above 
      • Chills
      • Runny nose or new sinus congestion
      • Muscle pain
      • Headache
      • Sore throat
      • Fatigue
      • New loss of taste or smell
      • This list does not include all possible symptoms. Other less common symptoms have been reported, including gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. 
  • After hours call the St. Peter’s Urgent Care hotline at: 406-457-4180.
    • After assessing your symptoms the Wellness Center may order a COVID-19 test.
      • You will be contacted directly for instructions on how to receive a COVID test.
      • Test sites currently include LabCorp and St. Peter’s Urgent Care.
      • If you feel ill or have been, please follow the guidance below:

If you are tested, until test results are obtained:

  • Contact the Wellness Center at 406-447-5441 to report that you have been tested and to determine the best course of action.
  • Stay home until instructed otherwise by Lewis & Clark Public Health or a healthcare professional.
  • Do not go to work, school or public areas.
  • Notify your faculty members, supervisors, coaches, etc. to report that you are sick or suspect you may be sick and will not attend class/work/practice.
  • Ask friends or family members to do your shopping or use a grocery delivery service.
  • 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. 

After test results are obtained:

  • An interviewer from public health will contact you if you (re)test positive for COVID-19, usually by phone.
  • If you have a confirmed case of COVID-19, the interviewer will help you understand what to do next and what support is available.
  • Lewis & Clark Public Health will let you know how long you should isolate yourself if you tested positive for COVID-19.
  • If you have a confirmed case of COVID-19, complete and submit the Positive COVID-19 Form.

If you are not tested or your test is negative: You can return 48 hours after the last symptom, including having no fever without using a fever reducer.

Students: If you are COVID-19 positive

Lewis & Clark Public Health or the Carroll College Wellness Center will directly contact anyone who has been tested and is confirmed positive for COVID-19.

If you are contacted by Lewis & Clark Public Health, all students should take the following steps:

On campus students:

  • If the call comes from Lewis & Clark Public Health, call the Carroll College Wellness Center at 406-447-5441 during regular business hours 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday
  • Immediately call Residential Life and Housing so they can facilitate your move into isolation:
    • Regular Business Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 406-447-4532
    • After Hours: 406-459-0540
  • Fill out the COVID-19 Reporting Form

When notified, Student Life and the Wellness Center staff will:

  • Give you a list of items to pack for your move to the quarantine space.
  • Assess the best way to move you to quarantine.
  • Review best practice for self-isolation.
  • With permission, notify Sodexo staff and the Saints Success Center, in order to ensure the student receives meals and academic support.
  • Provide you with a Wellness Kit that includes tissues, hand sanitizer, disposable thermometers, anti-fever medication, and an isolation mask.
  • Provide you with a Meal Request Form to arrange meal delivery while you are in isolation. 

After filling out the COVID-19 Reporting Form, students should also:

  • Notify your professors to make arrangements for participating in classes remotely for a period of time.
  • Notify your employer if you have an on-campus or off-campus job.

If symptoms worsen, notify the Wellness Center (447-5441) right away. All students will receive instruction to contact the Wellness Center staff should their symptoms worsen.  After hours students should call the St. Peter’s Urgent Care Line at: 406-457-4180

Off campus students, please follow these guidelines:

  • If the call comes from Lewis & Clark Public Health, call the Carroll College Wellness Center at 406-447-5441.
  • Fill out the COVID-19 Reporting Form

Please also follow these guidelines:

  • Stay home until instructed otherwise by Lewis & Clark Public Health or a healthcare professional except to get medical care.
  • Do not go to work, school or public areas.
  • Notify the Wellness Center and Student Life staff so they may assist as follows:
    • Review best practice for self-isolation.
    • With the student’s permission, notify Sodexo staff (if you have a meal plan) and the Saints Success Center, in order to ensure the student receives meals and academic support.
    • Provide students with a Wellness Kit that includes tissues, hand sanitizer, disposable thermometers, anti-fever medication, and an isolation mask.
    • Contact the Wellness Center staff should their symptoms worsen.  After hours call the St. Peter’s Healthcare Urgent Care Line at: 406-457-4180
  • Notify your faculty members, supervisors, coaches, etc. to report that you are under quarantine orders and will not attend class/work/practice.
  • Notify your employer if you have an on-campus or off-campus job.
  • Ask friends or family members to do your shopping or use a grocery delivery service.
  • Practice frequent hand washing, wearing a mask when in spaces others use, disinfect surfaces you touch, and keep your space clean.
  • 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

You can return to normal activity according to the CDC Guidelines with others 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, you can return to normal activity 10 days after your positive test.

Faculty and Staff: If you are COVID-19 positive

Lewis & Clark Public Health or the Carroll College Wellness Center will directly contact anyone who has been tested and is  confirmed positive for COVID-19.

If you are contacted by Lewis & Clark Public Health, all employees should take the following steps:

  • Fill out the COVID-19 Reporting Form
  • Staff: Notify your supervisor
  • Faculty: Contact your department chair or VP for Academic Affairs to begin making arrangements 
  • If you are ill, contact your healthcare provider, the Wellness Center, or if it is after hours, call St. Peter’s Urgent Care Line at: 406-457-4180

Please also follow these guidelines:

  • Stay home until instructed otherwise by Lewis & Clark Public Health or a healthcare professional except to get medical care.
  • Do not go to work, school or public areas.
  • Ask friends or family members to do your shopping or use a grocery delivery service.
  • Practice frequent hand washing, wearing a mask when in spaces others use, disinfect surfaces you touch, and keep your space clean.
  • 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

You can return to normal activity according to the CDC Guidelines with others 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, you can return to normal activity 10 days after your positive test.

Students: If you are a contact of someone with COVID-19

Lewis & Clark Public Health will directly contact anyone who has been identified as a close contact by someone who has a confirmed positive 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

If you are contacted by Lewis & Clark Public Health, all students should take the following steps:

  • Immediately call the Carroll College Wellness Center from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (do not go to the center before calling first).
    • Carroll College Wellness Center: 406-447-5441
    • Carroll College Wellness Center will facilitate the student obtaining a test.
  • Fill out the COVID-19 Reporting Form
  • If you are ill after hours, call St. Peter’s Urgent Care Line at: 406-457-4180

On campus Students

  • Immediately call Residential Life and Housing so they can facilitate your move into isolation:
    • Regular Business Hours: 8 am to 5 pm 406-447-4532
    • After Hours : 406-459-0540

When notified, Student Life and the Wellness Center staff will:

  • Give you a list of items to pack for your move to the quarantine space.
  • Assess the best way to move you to quarantine.
  • Review best practice for self-isolation.
  • With permission, notify Sodexo staff and the Saints Success Center, in order to ensure the student receives meals and academic support.
  • Provide you with a Wellness Kit that includes tissues, hand sanitizer, disposable thermometers, anti-fever medication, and an isolation mask.
  • Provide you with a Meal Request Form to arrange meal delivery while you are in isolation. 

After filling out the COVID-19 Reporting Form, students should also:

  • Notify your professors to make arrangements for participating in classes remotely for a period of time.
  • Notify your employer if you have an on-campus or off-campus job.

If symptoms worsen, notify the Wellness Center right away. All students will receive instruction to contact the Wellness Center staff should their symptoms worsen.

Off campus students, Please follow these guidelines:

  • Stay home until instructed otherwise by Lewis & Clark Public Health or a healthcare professional except to get medical care.
  • Do not go to work, school or public areas.
  • Notify the Wellness Center and Student Life staff so they may assist as follows:
    • Review best practice for self-isolation.
    • With the student’s permission, notify Sodexo staff (if you have a meal plan) and the Saints Success Center, in order to ensure the student receives meals and academic support.
    • Provide students with a Wellness Kit that includes tissues, hand sanitizer, disposable thermometers, anti-fever medication, and an isolation mask.
    • Contact the Wellness Center staff should their symptoms worsen.
  • Notify your faculty members, supervisors, coaches, etc. to report that you are under quarantine orders and will not attend class/work/practice.
  • Notify your employer if you have an on-campus or off-campus job.
  • Ask friends or family members to do your shopping or use a grocery delivery service.
  • Practice frequent hand washing, wearing a mask when in spaces others use, disinfect surfaces you touch, and keep your space clean.
  • 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

If you had no symptoms, you can return to normal activity 10 days after you have been notified by public health that you were a close contact.

If you become symptomatic, please refer to "What To Do If You Are Ill."

Faculty and Staff: If you are a contact of someone with COVID-19

Lewis & Clark Public Health will directly contact anyone who has been identified as a close contact by someone who has a confirmed positive 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 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 contacted by Lewis & Clark Public Health, all students should take the following steps:

  • Fill out the COVID-19 Reporting Form
  • Staff: Notify your supervisor
  • Faculty: Contact your department chair or VP for Academic Affairs to begin making arrangements
  • If you become ill, contact your healthcare provider, the Wellness Center, or if it is after hours, call St. Peter’s Urgent Care Line at: 406-457-4180
Please also follow these guidelines:
  • Stay home until instructed otherwise by Lewis & Clark Public Health or a healthcare professional except to get medical care.
  • Do not go to work, school or public areas.
  • Ask friends or family members to do your shopping or use a grocery delivery service.
  • Practice frequent hand washing, wearing a mask when in spaces others use, disinfect surfaces you touch, and keep your space clean.
  • 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

If you had no symptoms, you can return to normal activity 10 days after you have been notified by public health that you were a close contact.

If you become symptomatic, please refer to "What To Do If You Are Ill."