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COVID-19 alert level lowered

COVID-19 cases on campus are back down following a spike in sixth week, during which there were over 90 students in isolation at one point. Following the COVID-19 Core Team’s decision-making framework and considering the receding strains on campus, the college alert level was changed from high to medium on…

COVID-19 core team revises decision making framework

On April 22, the COVID-19 Core Team announced changes to their decision-making framework to guide the college’s pandemic protocols. The framework was revised to be “more flexible than its predecessor” and “better represents the factors [the college] is considering at this stage of the pandemic when determining how to respond…

Mock Trial Goes to Regionals

On February 21, Carleton’s Mock Trial Club attended the regional competition for the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA). The competition was hosted over Zoom in light of COVID-19 concerns. Two Carleton teams competed virtually against colleges across the country. One of Carleton’s teams brought home the Spirit of the American…

New COVID-19 policy takes effect

New COVID-19 policies were implemented this week, including allowing for optional masking in most indoor spaces on campus for students, faculty and staff who are fully vaccinated and boosted.  A campuswide email sent out by the Carleton COVID-19 Core Team explained that the changes come in light of the continued…

10 False Positive COVID-19 Tests Reported

On Feb. 4, the COVID-19 Core Team sent out a campus wide email stating that ten samples from Week 4’s random surveillance testing were cross-contaminated and falsely identified as positive for COVID-19. The tests included eight students, one faculty member, and one staff member. All were notified of their false…