Alert Level Change: Modified Alert Level 2 to Modified Alert Level 1

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,
 
As the COVID-19 levels on campus are low, we are pleased to announce that today we are shifting from Modified Alert Level 2 - Yellow to Modified Alert Level 1 - Green. With this change students approved to be on-campus and students living off-campus in rental properties will be able to go into each other’s residence halls/houses/apartments (note that your student ID will not allow you access to all residence halls as in a typical year; a resident of the building will need to let you into their house). Please review the linked document for specific information on the number of people you can have gather in your room and other select COVID-19 expectations.  With the alert level change seating will also be available in the dining hall--changes in dining operations will be phased in over the next week.
 
Our alert level is modified given that COVID-19 levels continue to be high in our region. Students should remain on campus and only leave for essential needs (e.g. groceries, pharmacy  or medical appointments). Students may continue to order food to be delivered to campus but should refrain from eating in restaurants or waiting for take-out inside of restaurants.

As a step to further reduce the campus density, staff and faculty who are able to perform their duties remotely should begin doing so with the approval of their department head.  The telework agreement that staff completed last spring remains in place.  If you completed the form in the spring there is no need to resubmit it. If you did not and will be working remotely please complete the form.
 
Students living on campus or in off-campus rentals who are in the region must continue their regular testing schedule. Faculty and staff who are coming to campus must also continue to participate in regular testing. As a community, it is essential that we all continue to adhere to the expectations noted in the Camels Care Pledge.  
 
The risk of contracting COVID-19 off campus is higher now than it has been since the start of the pandemic. When on and off campus, please follow all public health measures we’ve put in place, including wearing face masks, maintaining social distancing and frequently washing your hands.
 
I wish you all a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

Sincerely,


Victor Arcelus
Dean of Students