Updated Feb. 27, 2020
Operational level transitions will be announced by VP Diorio in Lafayette Today. Changes that increase restrictions can occur at any time during the semester and are effective immediately when implemented. Changes that reduce restrictions will be announced on Fridays.
Most students will move in Feb. 1-4. Classes will begin on Feb. 8. Students will be required to obtain a negative COVID-19 test through Vault before arriving on campus. Instructions regarding pre-arrival testing were sent to all students in early January. Students who test positive for COVID-19 while at home must not return to campus until cleared by their physician.
Students will be tested upon arrival with expected results returned in 24-48 hours. Students will join the rest of campus in adhering to the expectations outlined in Operational Level 3 through at least Sunday, Feb. 7.
Students are to occupy the space assigned to them by Residence Life. Any returning sophomore, junior or senior will occupy the space originally assigned for the fall semester unless reassigned through the waitlist. Incoming first-year students received room assignments in November. All first-year students should anticipate having a roommate unless previously approved for a single through the Accessibility Services Office.
Students are expected to:
Students who feel they cannot abide by the expectations should remain at home and learn remotely.
Transition from arrival
Based on our experiences this fall and the pre-arrival testing strategy, we anticipate a very small number of the students will initially test positive for COVID-19. Sufficient isolation space is available for them.
Depending on living situations, some students may be able to quarantine in place and others may not. Students in apartments and suites where they do not share a bedroom with another student will be expected to quarantine in place. Students in residence halls with common bathrooms or who share a bedroom in any living configuration will be moved to quarantine housing. Quarantine housing may be off-site. Students may request permission to quarantine or isolate at home if their parents/guardians are in agreement. Students who want to go home will need to submit a request to the College. Students are advised to develop a quarantine plan including discussing with housemates and suitemates how to manage quarantine.
If less than 1% of students test positive during move-in we will transition to COVID-19 Campus Status Level 2 operations on Feb. 7. If new COVID-19 cases remain less than or equal to 1% for two consecutive weeks we will transition to COVID-19 Campus Status Level 1 on Feb. 22.
This represents a low alert regarding disease transmission with isolated and rapidly contained numbers of cases among the campus community. Assumes less than 1% new COVID-19 cases among on-campus students and employees each week. If new cases are greater than 1%, we will transition to level 2.
This represents a moderate alert for disease transmission and includes mitigation activities aimed at containing spread. After a move to Level 1, a combination of factors could result in returning to Level 2, including:
This represents a very high level of alert regarding disease transmission indicated by:
This represents the highest level of alert regarding disease transmission indicated by: