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Guidelines & Documents

  • Carleton Community Covenant (105.4KB PDF Document)
    Every member of the Carleton community who will be on campus this year is required commit to the standards and expectations that are stated in the covenant.
  • Visitor Guidance (185.9KB PDF Document)
    These guidelines pertain to all potential campus visitors, including but not limited to prospective students, job candidates, parents and family members, patrons, guest speakers, volunteers, vendors, consultants, contractors, and Northfield community members.
  • All students are expected to complete a symptom tracking form every day they are on campus. Follow these instructions to complete the form.
  • All staff and faculty are expected to complete a symptom tracking form every day they are on campus. Follow these instructions to complete the form.
  • Following CDC and MDH recommendations, Carleton’s enhanced cleaning and disinfection procedures have been developed to prevent community spread of SARS-CoV-2.
  • Facility Operations and Impact (204.6KB PDF Document)
    A guide to the operational standards that have been developed to help protect and enhance the educational environment at Carleton. Updated April 19, 2021.
  • Guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health for mitigating COVID-19 at higher education institutions.
  • Mask Use and Maintenance (385.4KB PDF Document)
    A guide to mask use and maintenance, created by Diana Rodriguez ’22, Mehdi Shahid ’22, David Stem ’21, and Chemistry Professor Deborah Gross.
  • Tents and Picnic Table Pods (1.0MB PDF Document)
    A map of campus showing locations of outdoor tents and picnic table pods for learning and studying.

Online Training

COVID-19 Safety Training for Carleton Faculty and Staff (Moodle)

This training program provides those returning to campus with health and safety information, how-to instructions, and best practices to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Printable Signage

Print-your-own signage for campus departments and spaces is available in our COVID-19 signage library. Additional options will be added as they are developed.


Carleton COVID-19 Testing Procedure

A short video showing what you can expect at your COVID-19 testing appointment.

How Well do Masks Work?

Slow-motion imaging experiments demonstrate why masks work to help stop the spread of airborne infections like COVID-19, from PBS.

How Soap Kills the Coronavirus

The science behind 20-second handwashing, from Vox Media.