Important Updates: Grab-and-Go Dining, and Isolation after Testing Positive

6 May 2022

Dear Carls,

As we continue to respond to a greater number of COVID-19 cases than usual, I understand there has been some confusion over the past 24 hours regarding dining and what to do when you test positive. I write today to provide some clarity; please reach out if you have additional questions.

  • Green2Go containers are limited, but you may continue to take food to go using single-use compostable containers, which are available in every dining space on campus. Fewer than half of our original supply of Green2Go containers have been returned to the dining halls; if you have a Green2Go container in your possession, please return it to one of the dining halls. While our data continues to indicate that in-person dining is not a primary source of spread on campus, we know that grab-and-go dining is important to many of you, and we support your ability to choose to eat elsewhere.  
  • If you test positive for COVID-19, you should isolate in place until you receive further direction from the Case Investigation and Contact Tracing Team, or quarantine and isolation staff. If you have an immediate need for a meal after hours, you should not leave your room to get food yourself. You may ask a friend to pick up food on your behalf or contact Security Services to receive a pre-packaged selection of snacks.
  • Students who are isolating on campus will pick up their meals to go from the Sevy Meeting Room beginning tomorrow, Saturday, May 7. Meal arrangements for other isolating students remain unchanged. Detailed information about hours and menus will be sent to students who are in isolation.
  • If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, get tested. Testing is available daily at the Carleton Rapid Test Site in Burton 003. It is crucial that symptomatic individuals test and, if positive, isolate in order to limit transmission within our campus community. Positive cases should be reported through the Student COVID-19 Reporting Form.

I know this is a stressful time for some of you. Please know that I am here to support you, and you may contact my office at any time to share questions or concerns.    

Stay well,

Dean Livingston