COVID-19 Alert Level: Red





  1. Regional rates of infection or other metrics that require the state and/or county to shut us down and/or implement stay at home orders (15+% positivity rate for 14 days); and/or
  2. Cumulative number of new cases per 100,000 persons within a 7 day period is greater than or equal to 100.
  3. 80+ residential students who are quarantined for a two-week period; and/or
  4. 5+ unrelated cases; and/or
  5. 75% or more of isolation space filled; and/or
  6. Inability to test or contact trace; and/or
  7. Increase in campus wastewater positivity (greater than 5% from baseline); and/or
  8. Indication of outbreak among staff/faculty resulting in 30% or more absent from work; and/or
  9. Insufficient supplies for cleaning and PPE


In Red, the prevalence of COVID-19 on campus or in the surrounding region is too high and the college will need to put the following measures into place ASAP:

  1. Transition to online learning.
  2. Send students home that can return home safely.
  3. Continue to support students who must remain on campus in quarantine, isolation, or because they aren’t able to safely travel home.
  4. Implement telework of non-essential staff/faculty.
  5. College sponsored travel will be suspended, unless VP approval is given in specific situations.
  6. Cease all other extracurricular activities.
  7. Visitors – No visitors allowed in any residence halls.
  8. No special events allowed.