While the coronavirus threat to our community is low, Carleton is taking action to ensure our community is safe. Core teams are meeting daily, and the Infectious Disease Team is meeting weekly to plan and prepare around this rapidly evolving situation.

On March 12, we announced that we are moving to limit the number of people on campus by teaching at least the first half of Spring Term 2020 courses remotely, helped by a one-week extension of spring break. Students should plan to leave campus by Wednesday, March 18. Please see the FAQs for more information.

Additional efforts include:

  • Screening ill students for risk of coronavirus.
  • Cleaning campus buildings with hospital-grade disinfectants.
  • Suspending all college-sponsored travel through at least April 30.
  • Suspending all Carleton-sponsored spring sports seasons.
  • Canceling all Carleton-sponsored Spring Term off-campus study programs.
  • Canceling all speakers and large campus events that were scheduled to take place in the first half of Spring Term.
  • Communicating regularly with the Northfield Hospital.
  • Closely following reports and recommendations from the Minnesota Department of HealthCenters for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization.
  • Educating concerned students about symptoms and risk factors.
  • Encouraging students, faculty and staff to take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs.
  • Providing support and resources to students who have loved ones in areas of the world that are most affected by coronavirus.