Risk Status

COVID-19 Status Levels

Campus risk status is based on an analysis of campus and neighboring community indicators, including number of cases, positivity and transmission rates, clusters, testing and care capacity, and so forth.

Green: Low

Green bar

Case rates are low and multiple indicators suggest transmission level is stable. Action steps during this stage include:

  • Face coverings, physical distancing required.
  • Combination of in-person/hybrid and online learning.
  • Gatherings limited in size in accordance with government requirements and Gatherings Policy.
  • Visitors are not allowed on campus, per Visitor Policy.
  • Travel is strongly discouraged and restrictions apply in accordance with government requirements and University policy.
     

Yellow:  Moderate Risk

Yellow bar

Case rates are low and multiple indicators suggest potential for increased transmission. Action steps during this stage include:

  • Mitigate clusters and other identifiable risks.
  • Additional steps will be taken on all or parts of campus and may include, for example:
    • Additional limitations on gatherings.
    • Additional restrictions to indoor dining.
    • Reduction in visitor exemptions.
    • Increased frequency of testing for some populations.
    • Increased travel restrictions.

Orange: High Risk

Orange bar

Multiple indicators suggest increased transmission or reduced capacity for care and testing. Action steps during this stage include:

  • Frequency of testing may be increased for some populations and/or expanded to others.
  • Additional steps will be taken on all or parts of campus and may include, for example:
    • Closing student common spaces.
    • Restricting mobility off-campus.
    • Targeted quarantine for campus locations with clusters of infection.
    • Remote work required wherever possible.
    • Grab and go meals only.
    • Changes to research operations level per the University’s Plan for the Phased Resumption of On-Campus Research.

 

Red: Very High Risk

Red bar

Case rates are higher than predicted models and multiple indicators suggest reduced capacity for care and testing. Action steps during this stage include:

  • Frequency of testing may be increased for some populations.
  • Significant restrictions will be imposed on campus activities and may include, for example:
    • Classes moved to online only.
    • Most restrictive in-person operations for faculty and staff.
    • Students need to quarantine.
    • Research operations moved to a more restrictive phase.
  • Further restrict in-person gatherings, events, and meetings of any size.