To read about Beloit’s Fall 2020 plans, visit our Back at Beloit information site.

Health & Wellness


Staying healthy is important for you and for your Beloit community.

Two weeks - 14 days - before you come to campus

All students should self-quarantine and begin following these basic protective practices that will be a required part of your daily life at the college. 

If you feel ill or experience symptoms, do NOT come to campus.

Seven to ten days before coming to campus

Students returning to campus activities and classwork (whether residing on or off campus) must provide documentation of a negative COVID-19 test prior to their arrival on campus for the start of the Fall 2020 term.  The Testing Policy provides additional detailed information.

Testing will be available on campus for those experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or who have come into contact with a confirmed case. If you suspect you might be sick or contagious, here’s what to do.


Physical distancing

Everyone on campus should maintain a distance of six feet from each other at all times.

Physical distancing should always be considered first when planning gatherings, designing workflow processes, arranging spaces, and considering interactions.

Required masks/face shields/face coverings

A cloth face covering must be worn at all times, inside and outside, unless you are alone in a personal space, such as your office, dorm room or home. 

This includes:

  • Indoors in all public or common spaces; in classrooms or any space used as a classroom; when other people are present; anytime when six feet of physical distance may be difficult to maintain including in kitchens, break rooms, common rooms, shared workspaces, hallways, stairways, restrooms, and elevators.
  • When entering a building or a location where other people may be present.
  • When requested to do so by anyone on campus or connected with a college activity, such as being in a vehicle with another individual.

Masks — reusable and disposable —will be available for faculty, staff, and students.

Daily student wellness self-check

Begin doing this wellness check no less than 14 days before coming to the campus. If you feel ill or experience symptoms, do NOT come to campus.  Notify your academic advisor and stay away from campus until:

  • At least 10 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared and
  • At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications) and
  • An improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) 

After arriving on campus, due to the established 14-day incubation period of the virus and the potential increased risks of our collective return to campus, wellness check-ins will be mandatory for the first 14 days on campus. During days 15+ on campus, students will be expected to continue to self-evaluate their health status and symptoms on a daily basis.

If you have symptoms or are ill, contact the Health & Wellness Center and stay in your room.

Students are encouraged to bring thermometers, face masks, and hand sanitizer. The Health and Wellness Center will have these available for students who were not able to bring their own supplies.

In-person student health center visits will be available by appointment only. In-person counseling visits will be available only with the consent of both counselors and students. Telehealth counseling visits will be available for all students.

Daily faculty and staff wellness self-check

Begin doing this wellness check no less than 14 days before returning to the campus on a regular basis. If you feel ill or experience symptoms, do NOT come to campus. Notify your supervisor or department chair and stay away from campus until:

  • At least 10 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared and
  • At least 24-hours have passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications) and
  • Symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) have improved.

Faculty and staff also must self-evaluate their health status and symptoms on a daily basis. 

Stay home when ill or experiencing any symptoms for which you do not have an explanation.

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