The health, safety, and well-being of our Catawba Family remains our highest priority.
To protect the health of our campus community, we are requiring all students, faculty, and staff to submit a negative COVID-19 test when you first return to campus regardless of vaccination status (this does not apply for our Catawba Online students).
All students, faculty, and staff who will be on the Catawba College campus beginning January 1, 2022, are required to complete the required dosage of a COVID-19 vaccine at least two (2) weeks prior to returning to campus (being December 17, 2021), unless Catawba approves a request for exemption.
After successfully completing on-campus residential living and in-person instruction during the entire 2020-2021 academic year, the 2021-2022 Remain at Catawba Plan sets forth significantly eased restrictions. This 2021-2022 Remain at Catawba Plan (the “Plan”) builds upon the strategies implemented and learned over the past twelve months and supersedes the Fall 2020 Return to Catawba Plan and the Spring 2021 Remain at Catawba Plan.
The Plan signals Catawba’s emphasis on a relationship-driven and engaged learning model and a return to normalized, more regular operations. While we will utilize some adapted operations and events, Catawba continues those practices that maintained and protected the safety of the Catawba community since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Catawba’s Remain at Catawba Committee (formerly the Return to Work Committee), Cabinet, and faculty leadership will actively monitor and update this Plan as dictated by the needs of the campus community and with guidance from local, State, and Federal authorities. Catawba will implement the strategies described in this Plan individually, collectively, or in other combinations. Our ultimate strategies balance our primary concern for the safety of all campus constituents with our mission of providing a vibrant on-campus learning and living environment for the students we serve – and our strategies will be no more or less restrictive than necessary to support both of those important interests.
Catawba’s policies and protocols for responding to this pandemic are and will continue to be rooted in safety for our students, faculty, staff, and guests. Our primary goals are to protect Catawba’s community while meeting our Mission to provide students an education rich in personal attention that blends the knowledge and competencies of liberal studies with career preparation.