COVID-19 Alert Level: Orange




Orange Level should be used mainly as a temporary stage while assessing level of infection.


  1. Regional rates of infection (10-14% positivity rate for 14 days); and/or
  2. Cumulative numbers of new cases per 100,000 persons within the last 7 days is 50-99; and/or
  3. Decreasing regional hospital capacity for 14 days; and/or
  4. Increase in wastewater positivity (2-5%); and/or
  5. 41-80 residential students who are quarantined for a two-week period; and/or
  6. 50-75% of isolation space filled; and/or
  7. Anticipated shortage of supplies for cleaning and PPE; and/or
  8. Increasing concern about the number of tests available; and/or
  9. Evidence the campus community is ignoring baseline public health measures


In Orange, the following additional public health measures should be considered:

  1. Classes – Classes should move into online classes whenever it’s possible.
  2. Common areas throughout campus are closed.
  3. Minimize exposures/close contacts as much as possible.
  4. Encourage students/faculty/staff to follow strict public health guidelines.
  5. Dining – Dining will continue to only offer prepackaged meals and no indoor seating
  6. Dining – Staff and faculty should not use Mary Fisher Dining.
  7. Athletics—The SRC will be closed for general community use.
  8. Athenaeum will be closed for general community use.
  9. No in-person meetings should be held unless approved by the divisional VP.
  10. No in-person events should be held.
  11. Essential staff on campus only.
  12. Visitors – no visitors allowed in any residence hall.
  13. Special Events – Special events allowed with approved plans in place.