Campus Safety /
Campus Reopening Plans
COVID Response Team nurses: Our team is available to answer questions, advise individuals who test positive, experience symptoms, or are exposed to COVID, and provide support and education to our community.
Masking: Capital is a mask-optional/mask-friendly university. Currently masks are not required inside university buildings but anyone who chooses to wear a mask may do so. Exceptions to this include:
Everyone should evaluate their own risks when considering whether to wear a mask. If you need a mask, they are available during testing hours at the COVID testing locations.
COVID testing: The University provides free on-campus testing for individuals who have had exposure and would like to be tested. Days and times for testing are:
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID, you can obtain an at-home test any day, at no cost, by emailing the nursing team at COVIDResponse@capital.edu.
COVID Vaccination: All faculty, staff, and students must be vaccinated for COVID or have an approved medical or religious exemption from the vaccination requirement. The University also encourages staying current with COVID vaccination boosters and following public health recommendations as the pandemic continues to evolve.
Students living in university housing: It is important to have a personal isolation plan as the University cannot guarantee isolation housing for students who test positive for COVID.
What to do if you have symptoms:
What to do if you test positive: Contact COVIDResponse@capital.edu to report your positive COVID test and to get guidance on the isolation protocols.
COVID Guidance: The COVID Response Team continues to monitor public health data and COVID trends at the University, and consult with public health professionals. The University’s COVID response is subject to change based on the state of the pandemic and guidance from federal, state, and local authorities.
Contact the COVID Response Team at COVIDResponse@capital.edu if you have questions.