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Covid-19: Orange Alert


Orange - Moderate Risk for Everyone but High-Risk Individuals

Potential Community Considerations - running average for the statewide rate of hospital admissions does not increase over a 14-day period, local hospital is safely able to treat all patients, state is able to test all people with COVID-19 symptoms, state is able to conduct active monitoring of confirmed cases and their contacts OR designated by state government leaders or the president of university.

Potential University Readiness Considerations - facility/lab access, cleaning capacity, supplies and disinfectant availability.

CDC Transmission Definitions

Minimal to Moderate

Widespread and/or sustained transmission with high likelihood or confirmed exposure within communal settings with potential for rapid increase in suspected cases.

General Guidelines
  • University is not open to the public. University is operating under stricter hygiene and cleaning regimen. Offices are under strict protocols for interactions with others.
  • Monitoring health of employees back on campus.
  • Individuals should stay home when sick.
  • Prior to arrival on campus each day, individuals should self-screen and stay at home when sick.
  • Individuals will stay home when sick, follow designated reporting protocols and seek medical care when appropriate.
  • Practice good hygiene and sanitation practices, especially in high-traffic areas
  • Individuals will maintain social distancing from other individuals at all times Individuals feasible, regardless of group size.
  • Individuals are highly encouraged to use self-provided face coverings when around others, especially when social distancing may be difficult to maintain or cannot be maintained.
  • Where specialized job duties require PPE use such as N95 masks or other protective equipment, adhere to these requirements.
  • Individuals will self-isolate or follow quarantine directives when there is a reasonable belief one has been exposed to COVID-19 infections or are infected.
  • Cancel all group events, gatherings or meetings of more than 20 people.*

* The CDC only has group size recommendations for three risk levels. 10 - high 50 - medium and 250- low. The 20 group size number was derived from other state or community guidelines.