Alert levels help the community understand the current level of risk on campus and how we are reacting. If levels of infection on campus remain low, the default risk level will be “Moderate” during the academic year. Depending on specific circumstances, a higher alert level may be applied to the whole campus or to specific parts of campus.
See definitions of Alert Levels 1-5 below.
|Employees to be Vaccinated
The total employee count includes anyone who is currently working for Clark or is scheduled to teach a course in the fall 2021 semester (excluding our international campuses).
|Students to be Vaccinated
The total student count includes anyone who is registered for a course (excluding our international campuses) in the fall 2021 semester.
You are considered fully vaccinated for reporting purposes once you have received all required doses of your COVID vaccine.
|Total Tests at Clark in Fall 2021
The sum of all test results received by Clark from the beginning of testing on campus (August 16, 2021) up until 7 p.m. on the as-of date.
|Tests at Clark — Past 7 days
7-day moving sum of all results received by 7 p.m. on the as-of date.
|Tests at Clark — Past 30 days
30-day moving sum of all results received by 7 p.m. on the as-of date.
|Positive Tests at Clark — Past 7 Days
7-day moving sum of positive test results for our students, staff, and faculty received by 7 p.m. on the as-of date. Positive test results may include false positives. They also may include cases in which an individual was positive within the last 90 days, recovered, though can still test positive. A day-to-day reduction in these numbers may reflect the confirmation of a false positive.
|Positive Tests at Clark — Past 30 Days
30-day moving sum of positive test results for our students, staff, and faculty received by 7 p.m. on the as-of date. Positive test results may include false positives. They may also include cases in which an individual was positive within the last 90 days, recovered, though can still test positive. A day-to-day reduction in these numbers may reflect the confirmation of a false positive.
|Students in Isolation and Quarantine at Clark
Number of students in isolation and quarantine by 7 p.m. on the as-of date. Quarantine and Isolation spaces are dedicated housing for students with positive test results, students who need to quarantine due to being in close contact with a person who has tested positive, and students with possible symptoms who may to be quarantined out of an abundance of caution. These spaces will be used for students who cannot quarantine in other arrangements — for example, at home.
|Alert Level 5|
| Essential Operations Only
Only Essential Operations and Personnel on Campus
|Due to a high risk of widespread adverse health impacts for the Clark community, instruction will transition to entirely remote for the remainder of the semester. Access to campus and buildings is restricted, residence halls are mostly vacated (with some approved exceptions). Stay-at-home orders at the state or local level are likely in place.|
|Alert Level 4|
Limited In-Person Activities with Restrictive Prevention Measures
|To respond to high levels of infection locally or on campus, the campus may shift temporarily to high alert. All meetings, including classes, transition to online only. Aside from essential personnel, those living off campus go to 100 percent remote. Students living on campus are expected to stay in residence halls except for essential services like dining, which is all grab-and-go. Dining is closed to all others. Access to other buildings is restricted, and sanitization is realigned to focus on dining and residential operations. Surveillance testing may increase, for example, to specific areas of campus that seem most at risk.|
|Alert Level 3|
In-Person Activities with Elevated Prevention Measures
To respond to significant levels of infection locally or on campus, face coverings may be required at all times on campus, including outdoors. Restrictions will be placed on the size and nature of gatherings, as well as on university travel and visitors. Sit-down dining is not open to campus visitors. Surveillance testing frequencies may increase, and additional precautions may be required in specific settings, such as athletics, recreation, performances, and dining.
|Alert Level 2|
In-Person Activities with Moderate Prevention Measures
To respond to moderate levels of infection locally or on campus, face coverings are required indoors on campus for all individuals. Unvaccinated individuals are required to wear face coverings at all times on campus, including outdoors, and asked to maintain social distancing when eating. Sit-down dining is not open to campus visitors. Surveillance testing is required.
|Alert Level 1|
Regular In-Person Activities with Minimal Prevention Measures
|Given near-zero incidences of infection on campus, and a high rate of vaccination by community members, most institutional prevention practices have been lifted, and in-person activities on campus take place at a pre-pandemic level. Face coverings are voluntary, and those who have not been vaccinated are strongly encouraged to wear them. Sit-down dining is open to campus visitors. As always, individuals are encouraged to seek symptomatic testing and care if they have concerns about possible exposure or infection.|
Learn more about Clark’s response to COVID-19