Covid-19 Campus Alert Status and Response for 2021-22
The Campus Alert Status and Response protocol uses a set of observable conditions to guide College decision making around health and safety measures for the campus and the community. The factors that will be considered in determining the alert level include but are not limited to:
This is considered the College’s COVID-19 “normal” level with vaccines widely available. Here, the College is fully populated with students, faculty and staff and operating with some protocols in place that address the existence of COVID-19. This baseline state of operations may change as the circumstances with COVID-19 improve or if the prevalence of COVID-19 changes on campus, in the region and in the state.
Alert Level 2 (Yellow)
This alert level indicates that operations need to be modified, though the number of individuals testing positive for COVID-19 is still manageable and contact tracing suggests that exposures are confined to a small number of people. Effective contact tracing remains possible, and there is confidence in the ability to contain, isolate and remediate small clusters. Here, the campus continues to be populated with faculty, staff and students with adjustments to baseline operations in order to reduce density and in-person contacts.
Alert level 3 (Orange)
This alert level indicates that on-campus operations must be reduced in response to a rising number of both positive tests and potential exposures. Isolation capacity is decreasing and confidence in the ability to complete contact tracing is moderate. As a result, parts of the College or the entire campus may need to shift into “cautionary quarantine” to limit movement on campus and minimize in-person contact. This alert level is the automatic status of the campus during on-boarding quarantine at the start of the semester.
Alert Level 4 (Red)
This alert level indicates the need for significantly reducing campus operations to a minimum, with students either operating in a remote learning format on-campus or transitioning to off-campus remote. The College shifts to this alert level when there is ongoing campus or community transmission occurring at an accelerating rate and there are limited strategies to contain or control the spread of COVID-19.
For a detailed description of each status level, view the Covid-19 Campus Status Alert Levels pdf: