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Carthage and COVID-19

Travel Guidelines

On March 12, 2020, the State of Wisconsin issued a Public Health Emergency and the City of Kenosha issued a State of Emergency. Per the recommendations of the Kenosha County Division of Health, nonessential travel for all individuals is discouraged. Please find additional guidance below.


Domestic Travel

  • All College-related domestic air travel is still currently suspended with the exception of travel for the essential operations of the college including enrollment and advancement activities.
  • No expenditures for travel should be made without vice presidential approval.
  • We have provided guidance below related to what might be considered essential travel for college operations.
  • At this time, we will not require a self-quarantine for students or employees visiting other states, but strongly encourage vigilance in monitoring for any symptoms of illness.
  • We strongly urge caution and judgment for personal domestic travel.

International Travel Information

  • All College-related international travel has been suspended.
  • No expenditures for travel should be made without vice presidential approval.
  • Any student or employee who travels internationally must self-quarantine away from campus until 14 days from your date of return, which is consistent with CDC guidelines. Please refer to the CDC website for an updated list of effected countries.
  • We strongly recommend that you reconsider personal international travel plans.

What Defines Essential Travel?

For faculty and staff: Essential travel generally includes accompanying students on approved essential travel or when not traveling will cause harm to the operations of the College. Employees in this group seeking approval to travel should confer with their supervisors. Supervisors may recommend an employee’s travel as essential to the responsible vice president, who will make the final determination. 

For students: Essential travel generally includes travel for academic credit that is necessary to meet a graduation requirement and cannot be postponed. Students seeking approval to engage in essential travel should confer with the responsible faculty member. The faculty member may recommend a student’s travel as essential to the responsible dean, and the dean may recommend to the Provost, who will make the final determination.