Symptomatic testing will continue in the fall term in the Health and Counseling Center for students who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19. Unvaccinated individuals will be required to participate in testing at least once per week. Unvaccinated student-athletes will be required to participate in more frequent testing, as much as three times per week.

Student-athlete testing has already begun with preseason activities for fall sports. Full campus population testing will begin on Monday, Sept. 20. We are not testing fully vaccinated individuals on campus at this time.

Carthage’s COVID-19 testing will be held from 8 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in the Potente Chapel, located next to Oaks Building 6. See campus map

All unvaccinated individuals will be expected to download the NAVICA App to their phones and register prior to their first week of testing. If you do not have a device that accepts apps, you will have to go to testing and participate in a more manual registration/notification process.

Carthage is using the Abbott Labs Binax Antigen Test for all COVID-19 testing. Once results have been verified, individuals will receive a notification through the NAVICA App with their results.

If a student tests positive, they should anticipate receiving communication from the Dean of Students Office later that day about the next steps. Students are also welcome to reach out to the Dean of Students Office upon receipt of their results as well by emailing kgoldsberry@carthage.edu or nwinkler@carthage.edu, or calling 262-551-5800.

Staff will record testing participation by unvaccinated students. Unvaccinated students who fail to comply with the weekly testing requirement can face fines and conduct charges. Unvaccinated student-athletes who fail to comply with their testing requirements will lose eligibility for practice and playing time that week and be subject to fines and conduct charges.


Contact Tracing and Quarantine

Contact tracing will continue on campus this fall, however, individuals identified as a close contact who have been fully vaccinated (two weeks after the final vaccination) will not have to quarantine.

Quarantine and isolation periods per CDC guidelines are 10 days. Students who test positive will need to isolate for 10 days. Close contacts who are vaccinated will still need to monitor symptoms and quarantine should they become symptomatic. Unvaccinated close contacts will still need to quarantine.

Spaces will be held on campus for those who may need to isolate or quarantine. Individuals who are in quarantine or isolation will need temporary accommodations to continue working and learning. Faculty will be notified by the Dean of Students Office or the Health and Counseling Center about any students who may need temporary accommodations in this circumstance.

Last updated: Aug. 13, 2021