COVID Guidance for Carleton Students Entering Community Settings

21 September 2021

The following pertains to Carleton College students participating in Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE) sponsored activities including volunteering, community-based work study, and academic civic engagement.

  • Baseline assumptions
    • Carleton students are vaccinated
    • Carleton students are wearing face coverings indoors when off campus
    • Close contact means 15 minutes within 6 feet
    • N95/KN95/KF94 masks are available to students in the CCCE
    • Local guidance based on city-level data. Northfield and Faribault rates will be posted here. For other locations, see county daily case rates here.
  • As of 10.7.21: Northfield and Faribault are at Level 2 (25-100 cases per 100,000 daily.)
  • Level 1: If the case rate is below 25 cases per 100,000 daily in the specific town/city
    • Carleton students may enter indoor settings where there is close contact.
  • Level 2: If the case rate is 25-100 cases per 100,000 daily in that specific town/city
    • Carleton students may enter indoor settings with close contact IF
      • Masks are required among those eligible in the setting, AND
      • Carleton students wear N95/KN95/KF94 masks that protect the wearer (to be provided by the CCCE) AND
      • Carleton students who are regularly volunteering/working in these locations will be selected for testing more frequently.
  • Level 3: If the case rate is more than 100 cases per 100,000 daily in that specific town/city
    • Carleton students may not enter indoor settings with close contact. 

Additional Considerations

  • If there is an outbreak (3 more related cases in the last two weeks), 
    • No indoor close contact for two weeks. Wait to return until there are no new cases for two weeks.
  • Outdoor and incidental indoor contact (where there is no close contact) remains permitted.

With questions, contact Sinda Nichols, snichols2@carleton.edu, 507-222-4867.