COVID-19 Updates and Plans
Your resource for all plans, news, and updates regarding the changes to our campus community due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID Community Level: Yellow
We are currently in an area of medium transmission. Masks are optional in most cases.
Recommended Actions Based on Current Level
- To report a positive case, please fill out Covid-19 Reporting Form (for faculty and staff only).
- Stay up to date on vaccination, including recommended booster doses.
- Maintain ventilation improvements.
- Avoid contact with people who have suspected or confirmed COVID-19.
- Follow recommendations for isolation if you have suspected or confirmed COVID-19.
- Follow the recommendations for what to do if you are exposed to someone with COVID-19.
- If you are at high risk of getting very sick, talk with a healthcare provider about additional prevention actions.
- Test if you experience COVID-19 symptoms.
Latest News and Updates
Moving forward, please refer to this page for the latest COVID-related news and updates regarding academics, campus services, and residence life.
As we enter the fourth academic year affected by COVID-19, it is important to note that the virus is still circulating globally. However, the high level of vaccinations and the available treatments and tools such as rapid tests and masks have substantially lowered the risk of severe illness for the vast majority of individuals.
The current status has led to changes in the guidance from the CDC and other public health experts.
At this time, we are focusing our efforts on sustainable measures that will further reduce significant illness as well as enable us to continue to allow us to serve the community and ensure that students’ academic, social, and mental health needs are met.Keep reading announcement»
As per the Isolation policy:
Those with symptoms waiting for test results must:
- Isolate until test result is received.
Those with no symptoms but a positive test must:
- Isolate for 5 days, counting day 0 as the day the test was collected. Isolation ends after day 5.
- Isolate for 10 days if unable to wear a well-fitting surgical, N95, or KN95 mask ondays 6-10.
Those with symptoms and a positive test must:
- Isolate a minimum of 5 days, day 0 is the day symptoms start. Isolation ends after day 5.
- Isolate until fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication and until other symptoms have improved.
- Isolate for 10 days if unable to wear a well-fitting surgical, N95, or KN95 mask on days 6-10.
- Immunocompromised individuals should speak to their physician for additional recommendations.
As per the quarantine policy for those with known exposure to COVID-19:
- Regardless of vaccination status, individuals should get tested at least five days after exposure if possible.
- Regardless of vaccination status, you do not have to quarantine after being designated a close contact of a positive case.
- Wear a high quality mask for 10 days and get tested on day 5.
- If symptoms develop, test as soon as possible. If positive, isolate for 5 days from symptom onset or (if no symptoms) from the date that the test was collected.
- Those who have had COVID-19 within the past 90 days do not need to test unless symptoms develop.
For further guidance and to report a positive case or contact:
- Students who test positive should be in touch with Health Services for guidance in terms of their symptoms and the appropriate quarantine or isolation time.
- Employees should report any positive cases to Human Resources as soon as possible and be in touch with their personal physicians should they have questions about their symptoms.