COVID-19 Policies on Campus

(Updated August 12, 2022)

Face Coverings 

  • Masks are optional on campus - both indoors and outdoors. Anyone who chooses to wear a mask on campus for their own protection is welcome to do so. Individuals have the right to ask and require others to wear a mask in their personal office or room.
  • Wesleyan College strongly encourages all members of our community to get the COVID-19 vaccine and booster shots according to CDC regulations. In keeping with our non-discriminatory policy, no student, faculty, or staff member should be mistreated based on their COVID-19 vaccination status.
  • In order to participate in clinicals, all nursing students must provide evidence of vaccination to the Nursing Department office.
COVID-19 Testing
Testing Positive for COVID-19

As per CDC guidelines, students, faculty, and staff who test positive for COVID-19 (regardless of symptoms) must 

  • Isolate off campus for 5 (five) days, 
  • Monitor your symptoms and seek medical attention if your symptoms are severe.
  • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave your house.
  • Continue to wear a mask around others for an additional 5 days.
  • Report your status to the College. Students who test positive for COVID-19 must report to Coordinator of our COVID Care Team and faculty and staff must report to Whitney Foster.


  • Students who test positive for COVID are not to attend class for five days.  While in isolation, students will not be penalized for missing class.  Students should contact their faculty member to make arrangements for making up missed work. 
  • You may return to campus when: at least 5 days have passed since symptoms first appeared AND at least 24 hours have passed since the last fever without the use of fever-reducing medications AND symptoms have improved.
  • Residential students who have been given permission to stay on campus due to extenuating circumstances will be moved to an isolation room.  Distance yourself from others and remain masked while around others.  You may leave your assigned room, while wearing a tight fighting mask covering nose and mouth, only to seek medical care and to pick up to-go meals.


  • COVID-19-specific leave for isolation is not available.
  • Employees who must isolate due to COVID-19 illness may work remotely during this time with the approval of their supervisor. The nature of their position influences whether an employee is able to work remotely.
  • Faculty who must isolate may put their class online for the period of time they are in isolation. All faculty must notify the Provost’s Office immediately upon the need to isolate. It is the faculty member’s responsibility to notify their students of any change of modality.
  • When remote work is not possible, employees who must isolate due to COVID-19 must use their sick leave to be away from work. When all sick leave has been used, the employee should contact the Director of Human Resources to request a reasonable extension.
Exposure to COVID-19 

If you have been in close contact with someone who has COVID

  • Get tested 5 (five) days after your exposure, even if you don’t have symptoms. You are not required to quarantine while you wait for your test results.
  • If you experience symptoms, get tested immediately
  • Wear your mask anytime you are around any other person. Strict mask wearing is essential to slow the spread.
  • If you live in the same room or household as someone who tested positive, you should wear a mask at all times for 10 days. At day 5, if you test positive, follow the protocol for testing positive. If you test negative you may return to normal behavior and wear a mask for an additional 5 days when around others. 
Please note, these policies could change at any time. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will send updates as determined.

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