Updated April 30, 2020
As the College developed its operational levels, an emphasis was placed on ways to protect members of the community who were at risk and to prevent a community spread event that might overwhelm our capacity or strain our local hospitals. While there has been a steady number of students with COVID-19 this spring, the vast majority of student cases required no specific medical intervention beyond routine care. The most at risk community members have been able to access vaccines for several months and the entire community has had access for approximately one month.
Effective April 30, weekly positivity rates will no longer be the leading indicator to determine levels of operation. As testing numbers decline, fewer positive cases would trigger deeper restrictions than are necessary to protect the community given the saturation level of vaccinated individuals. The College will revert to Operational Level 1 and remain there through finals. If the percentage of vaccinated students rises to 85%, we will move to Operational Level 0 and stay there for the remainder of the semester.
Students are expected to:
This represents a very low alert regarding disease transmission with isolated and rapidly contained numbers of cases among the campus community.
This represents a low alert regarding disease transmission with isolated and rapidly contained numbers of cases among the campus community.
This represents a moderate alert for disease transmission and includes mitigation activities aimed at containing spread.
This represents a very high level of alert regarding disease transmission.
This represents the highest level of alert regarding disease transmission and a deterioration of conditions resulting in a community spread event.