Current Alert Level: High


Daily COVID-19 Case Counts

This graph represents the number of new detections of COVID-19 infections per day over the past 14 days, based on the administration date of a positive test. These values represent individuals living or working on campus, and include both self-reported results and results from rapid antigen testing conducted by Carleton College. 

Carleton College Alert Levels

Carleton College’s senior leadership team is monitoring the public health metrics of the campus in the context of state and national guidance. The following Alert Levels describe potential COVID-19 transmission scenarios on campus and how the College would plan to respond at various stages.

While the Alert Levels are not tied directly to campus positive rates, low corresponds roughly to a positivity rate of less than 2%, medium roughly to 2-5%, and high roughly to above 5%. The Alert Levels allow decision-makers to consider those rates in the context of trend data and impacts on campus operations.

 
LowMediumHigh
Campus case prevalence is low and having minimal impact on campus operations.Campus case prevalence is moderate or trending upward and may be putting strain on campus operations.Campus case prevalence is high and significantly affecting campus operations.
MaskingOptional.Required for students indoors except when in their own residence hall room or house. Required indoors for faculty and staff except when in their private workspace. Required for students indoors except when in their own residence hall room or house. Required indoors for faculty and staff except when in their private workspace.
TestingAvailable at the Rapid Test Site.Available at the Rapid Test Site.Additional testing or full population testing may be required.

In-Person Gatherings
No restrictions.No restrictions.Large indoor gatherings, especially those with food, may be restricted.
DiningNo restrictionsNo restrictions.Grab and Go strongly encouraged and may be required. Visitors may be restricted from access to campus dining.
Impacts to Residential LifeNo restrictions.No restrictions.Visits between residence halls may be restricted. Visitors may be restricted from residential life spaces.

About this Data

  • Daily counts of positive COVID-19 tests are sourced from the Carleton Rapid Test Site and self-reported results. Case counts align with the test collection date.
  • Carleton is no longer reporting the campus positive rate because it is not the primary factor in our decision-making framework. To calculate this number independently, add the 14 counts in the graph above and divide the result by the total size of our campus community, which is 2,920.
  • Data from earlier in the 2021-22 academic year is available on the archived dashboard.