Strong, safe, healthy, together.
Carthage is fully in-person for the 2022-23 academic year, with several guidelines and protocols in place to keep our community safe. Students are attending classes in person, and many activities, including athletics, fine arts, student research, and other extracurricular and co-curricular opportunities, are held both in person and virtually.
Carthage requires vaccines for all students, faculty, and staff, and provides three categories of exceptions to this requirement: medical, religious, and personal conviction.
Learn more about the fall semester expectations below.
Updates to the Carthage Community
Please note: Because the world’s understanding of COVID-19 continues to evolve, all policies and plans listed on this website are subject to change. Carthage will make sure our community is notified of changes through email, The Bridge, social media, and this website. Updates will also be posted here.
Fall 2022 COVID-19 InformationAug. 22, 2022 — The COVID-19 committee would like to share some information in advance of the school year. Please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the new information.Read “Fall 2022 COVID-19 Information”
Update from the COVID-19 CommitteeApril 29, 2022 — The COVID-19 Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for the role they have played in helping keep our campus safe.Read “Update from the COVID-19 Committee”
Masks no longer required on campus starting March 21March 11, 2022 — Carthage will no longer require masks on campus beginning Monday, March 21. This will also include no masking requirement in classrooms and on the campus shuttle.Read “Masks no longer required on campus starting March 21”
Updates to mask policy: new mask-friendly spaces on campusMarch 1, 2022 — Since case counts have remained low over the last two weeks, Carthage is taking a phased approach to relax the mask guidelines. It is imperative that we all take responsibility for wearing masks in the spaces and buildings where it is still required.Read “Updates to mask policy: new mask-friendly spaces on campus”
On-campus booster clinics and N95 mask distribution in KenoshaJan. 28, 2022 — Carthage will hold COVID-19 vaccine booster clinics on campus for the Carthage community. Carthage students, staff, and faculty will now be able to upload their booster information to the online vaccination form. Additionally, free N95 masks are now available to pickup throughout the city of Kenosha. Read more.Read “On-campus booster clinics and N95 mask distribution in Kenosha”
Update from the COVID-19 Committee: New mask requirements for studentsJan. 3, 2022 — Students are now required to wear masks in residence halls, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are still required in all campus buildings and on the campus shuttle for all students, regardless of vaccination status. Read more about this mask policy change.Read “Update from the COVID-19 Committee: New mask requirements for students”
Testing protocols for fall 2021Here is important information on Carthage’s COVID-19 testing protocols for those members of our community who are not fully vaccinated.Read “Testing protocols for fall 2021”
Important update: Masks required inside campus buildingsAug. 9, 2021 — In order to enact proactive safety measures, effective Wednesday, Aug. 11, all students, employees, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear masks when inside campus buildings.Read “Important update: Masks required inside campus buildings”
Keeping our community healthy: Important vaccine updateJuly 14, 2021 — President John Swallow sent an email to the Carthage students with an important update on vaccination requirements at Carthage.Read “Keeping our community healthy: Important vaccine update”