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Carthage and COVID-19


Strong. Safe. Healthy. Together.
Carthaginians: The countdown is on! We are excited to welcome students, faculty, and staff back to campus. As we move forward in this new era, Carthage remains committed to providing a transformative education for our students, and a safe, healthy environment for the entire Carthage community.

Our plan for reopening campus has been developed carefully, after much research and consultation with internal and external experts, as well as local and state public health officials. 

To our returning students and colleagues: We have missed you! We look forward to seeing your (masked!) faces back on campus this fall. To our new students: We cannot wait to welcome you into the Carthage family! It’s going to be a great year.

#StaySafeCarthage: At a Glance

We have made important modifications to nearly every aspect of campus life. This website provides details on all of those changes. We encourage you to read each section carefully, so you know what to expect and how to contribute to a healthy environment. We understand there is a lot to read on this site! So here are some key takeaways to help you know quickly what to expect this fall:

Use the buttons below to learn about modifications to specific aspects of campus life as well as #StaySafeCarthage expectations for all campus activities. 

Return to Campus: What to Expect

While Carthage plans a full return to in-person instruction and on-campus housing this fall, campus life will look a little different. There will be necessary adjustments to classes, campus facilities, residential life, athletics, campus dining, workspaces, and more. Use the links below to learn more about each area.

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#StaySafeCarthage: Community Standards

All of us play an important role in keeping our community healthy. Therefore, all members of the Carthage community, as well as visitors to our campus, will be expected to follow new #StaySafeCarthage standards. Everyone will be expected to wear face masks, practice physical distancing, wash hands frequently, participate in efforts to disinfect surfaces, self-monitor for symptoms, and self-isolate in the event of symptoms. Use the links below to learn more about these new guidelines for life on campus.

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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.

Carthage Community Updates

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