Health & Wellness
Staying healthy is important for you and for your Beloit community.
Before Arriving on Campus
Beloit College requires all members of its community to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Read the protective Practices Policy
We understand that some community members are unable to receive vaccinations due to medical and religious reasons. Students and employees who are unable to be vaccinated must provide a negative COVID test performed no more than 5 days before coming to campus for the fall semester.
Weekly COVID-19 testing is required for unvaccinated students. Testing will occur in the Health and Wellness Center. Please watch your email for more information and your testing dates and times.
Check yourself every day!
Students should evaluate their health status and symptoms every day as part of our commitment to one another. Stay home when you feel ill or experience symptoms for which you do not have an explanation.
Students can use their own thermometers and face masks, but the Health and Wellness Center will have these available for students if needed.
Daily faculty and staff wellness self-check
Faculty and staff also must self-evaluate their health status and symptoms on a daily basis. Stay home when you feel ill or experience symptoms for which you do not have an explanation. Do not come to campus.
If you are symptomatic, notify your supervisor or department chair and stay away from campus until you have a negative COVID test. Faculty and staff who test positive should immediately notify Heather McLean and Terri Dahl in Human Resources, who will provide you with further instruction. Do not return to 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.
Physical distancing is encouraged as it continues to be a highly effective way to avoid illness.
Masks, face shields, and face coverings
As part of the College’s continuing efforts and in conjunction with the most recent CDC guidance about face coverings, effective Friday, August 6, all students, current and emeriti faculty, staff, and guests (regardless of vaccination status) will be required to wear face masks indoors with the exception of your personal space (i.e. dorm room or office).
Masks will not be required outdoors.
Health Center and counseling appointments
In-person student Health Center visits will be available.
Counseling visits will primarily be held in-person. If a student prefers, telehealth (virtual) counseling will be available as well.