Beloit Covid Plan
Safe, Sensible, Smart: What to Expect in Spring 2022
We're back to business. Safely.
(And chemistry. And literature. And political science.)
Spring Semester is underway
We draw on a track record of success in keeping our community safe as we welcome students to campus for Spring Semester 2022. With vaccines and boosters widely available, we continue to offer an in-person student experience: residential living, campus activities, amenities, and services.
At the same time, the changing conditions due to COVID-19 and its variants require that we continue to review and adjust our policies to keep our community healthy and well.
We continue to monitor the situation
Our primary commitment is keeping our community safe and healthy. There’s nothing more important than the health and safety of our community. At the end of the day, that’s what guides our planning.
As we have done from the beginning of the pandemic, we are closely monitoring regional, national, and international developments, including vaccination rollouts and CDC recommendations for in-person activities. As always, our focus is on safety, agility, and creativity. We will continue to take any precautions that remain necessary, and adapt quickly to changing conditions.
Self-care is community care
During the 2020-21 academic year, we worked together to enjoy a safe and sensible campus experience. The New York Times took notice, identifying us as a “bright spot” in their coverage of colleges and COVID.
Our students have adhered to their Statement of Culture and Behavioral Expectations that mandated masks, physical distancing, and small group gatherings to keep COVID cases low and allow them to remain on campus. Students were widely praised in national media outlets for their mature, proactive approach to the pandemic.
We know you have questions
Beloit has risen to every challenge we’ve ever faced. We’ve updated our frequently asked questions to address ever-changing concerns.
Here’s what you need to know:
We’re back to in-person classes, but things may be a little different.
Classes are meeting in-person, but instructors may facilitate their courses and safeguard our community. Arrangements will be made for students who are not able to attend class.Read more
Masks are optional for the campus community when they are indoors.
Students, faculty and staff are no longer required to wear masks indoors, but everyone should continue to carry a mask should they be asked to wear one in classrooms and personal spaces.Read more
Vaccinations, including a booster dose, are required for all students and employees.
A vaccinated and boosted community allows us to resume the normal on-campus experience we had prior to the pandemic. Those unable to be vaccinated will be required to do weekly testing.Read more
Our primary commitment is keeping our community safe and healthy.
There’s nothing more important than the health and safety of our community.
At the end of the day, that’s what guides our planning and policies.
Updates & Announcements
As of March 28, students, faculty, staff, and emeriti faculty and staff will no longer be required to wear masks indoors on campus.
After much consideration, taking into account current conditions and the recommendations of the CDC, we have decided that effective the week of March 28, masks will be optional in indoor spaces on campus for students, faculty, staff and emeriti faculty and staff.
Updated guidance includes protective practices, testing, vaccination, campus visitors, quarantine, and isolation policies.
The following Protective Practices will be expected of all members of the campus community:
At least 6 feet, inside and out.
Limit Physical Contact
Avoid handshakes and other physical contact when possible.
Carry a Mask
Masks are no required indoors for students, faculty, and staff, but you may still be asked to wear a mask in certain spaces.
Wash your hands and use hand sanitizer regularly.
Of all common spaces and frequently used surfaces.
If you’re feeling sick, stay home and get a checkup.