COVID-19 Testing Policy for Students
Returning to campus in August
Students who are vaccinated
Students who are fully vaccinated (completion of 1 or 2 dose series + 2 weeks’ time) and have submitted evidence of completing the vaccination protocol do not need to be tested for COVID-19 prior to returning to campus. Beloit College will accept all vaccinations available to students where they live. Please submit vaccination documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students who are not vaccinated
All unvaccinated students must provide written documentation of a negative COVID-19 test prior to their arrival on campus for the start of the fall 2021 term. Test results should be sent to email@example.com. The test should be administered no more than 5 days prior to the student’s arrival date on campus. Please obtain your test in enough time to assure the Health and Wellness Center receives results before arriving on campus.
Testing during the fall 2021 semester
Fully vaccinated students are not required to participate in regular asymptomatic testing.
Unvaccinated students are required to participate in weekly testing through the Health and Wellness Center. Failure to participate in this required testing protocol may result in dismissal from the college.
All students experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should be tested immediately via the Health and Wellness Center or an off-campus provider.
If you receive a positive test result, and have or had symptoms, you may return to campus when:
- At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared, AND
- At least 24 hours have passed with no fever, without using fever-reducing medications (Advil, ibuprofen, paracetamol, acetaminophen, Tylenol), AND
- Symptoms have improved
All three conditions must be met for return to campus.
If you receive a positive test result and had no symptoms, you may return to campus when:
- 10 days have passed since the test was performed.
- If you develop symptoms during this 10 day period then follow the directions above for a positive test with symptoms.