This page was last updated 10/13/2021


Recognizing that we are dependent on each other for our health and well-being, Carlow University embraces the Common Good. This is rooted in our core value of the Sacredness of Creation, which espouses a deep respect for all people and all creation.


Question: Are members of the Carlow community receiving COVID-19 vaccinations?
Answer: Visit the “Screening, Testing & Vaccination” section of our website.


Question: Are students, faculty and staff required to wear a mask while on campus?
Answer: All individuals (faculty, staff, students, visitors) are required to wear a mask while inside all campus buildings. However, individuals are not required to wear a mask while outdoors on campus or inside campus buildings where they are alone in a self-contained space, such as an office or study room. Students are expected to supply their own properly fitting masks. However, should students be found without a mask on a given day, a disposable mask can be obtained at the Carlow University Campus Police Center in Frances Warde Hall, third floor. Enter the building under the purple awning.


Question: What if I am unable to wear a mask due to a health condition or disability?
Answer: All faculty, staff, and students are required to wear a mask in all Carlow buildings and classrooms at all times. There are no exceptions. If an individual is not able to wear a mask due to a disability or health condition, the individual should attend a class or meeting virtually.


Question: Are individuals required to wear masks while at the Campus Labaratory School of Carlow University?
Answer: Yes. Visit their website for details: https://campusschool.carlow.edu/


Question: Are Carlow University students who work with the Campus Laboratory School and Early Learning Center required to be vaccinated?
Answer: Yes.


Question: What steps is the University taking to educate students, faculty and staff about mitigating and preventing the spread of COVID-19?
Answer: Students, faculty and staff receive regular updates on all announcements from the CDC, the state of Pennsylvania and the Allegheny County Health Department.


Question: Are there travel restrictions in place for faculty, staff and students?
Answer: Yes. Travel to most countries remains under alert by the U.S. Department of State. Consequently, all University-sponsored international study abroad and travel activities are suspended through summer 2021.


Question: Are there any types of protective measures in place on campus?
Answer: Yes. Plexiglass shields are in place in areas such as the dining halls and student hub, where transactions take place in spacing of less than six feet.


Is the University providing any quarantine guidance for employees and students?
Answer: Yes. Carlow has created a COVID-19 Decision Matrix to help clear up confusion. View or download the matrix [pdf].

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