This page was last updated 7/21/22

Question: How is virus management being handled on campus?
Answer: Facilities has regular cleaning schedules for the entire campus and is utilizing a cleaning agent that, according to the EPA, kills all strains of SARS-CoV-2. Genetic changes to the virus do not impact the efficacy of the disinfectant.

Question: When on campus, are students, faculty and staff required to clean and disinfect spaces after use?
Answer: It’s highly suggested. Self-service disinfection stations are located throughout campus, and everyone is asked to disinfect a shared or common space after use by utilizing the readily available disinfectant spray bottles. They can be found in bathrooms, hallways, outside of offices and common spaces. Additionally, faculty and staff should clean their personal desks/areas after every use.

Question: Is the University bookstore open?
Answer: Yes, but with limited hours. Everyone is encouraged to visit for days and hours of operation.

Question: Are the library and study areas open in University Commons?
Answer: Yes. All visitors must follow Carlow University’s COVID-19 protocols while in the library and study areas. In-person reference sessions are limited to 15 minutes or less at the Circulation Desk. Virtual reference sessions can be scheduled by emailing Students can also access the library’s “Chat With A Librarian” service 24/7 by clicking the speech bubble in the lower right-hand corner of the Grace Library homepage.

Access to the third floor is restricted after hours, but study spaces on the fourth floor are accessible at any time while the University Commons is open.

Question: Does the University have COVID-related instructional signage in place on campus?
Answer: Yes. Where relevant, signs are posted throughout campus and on the digital TV screens that indicate walking patterns, hygiene protocol and social distancing instructions.

Question: Is St. Joe’s Fitness Center open for students?
Answer: Yes, utilizing the American College of Sports Medicine, National Intramural and Recreation Sports Association and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania best practice guidelines. Only students have access to this facility, and hours have been reduced to allow for daily deep cleaning protocols. There are a limited number of people permitted in the building at any given time, and the facility is marked for social distancing. Locker rooms and showers are accessible per recommended guidelines.

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