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Status: Alert Level 2

Moderate Alert (In-Person Activities with Moderate Prevention Measures)


The Healthy Clark Dashboard tracks COVID-19 cases, testing, and vaccinations on the Clark University campus. May 10, 2022, was the last day of surveillance testing for the spring semester, and data on this dashboard will not be updated after the May 10 results are posted.

There is no planned surveillance testing for summer 2022. At-home COVID tests can be obtained online for free through the U.S. government, purchased at pharmacies or online and reimbursed through your medical insurance, or through a medical professional. Plans for the fall 2022 semester are under development and will adapt to the current COVID environment.

For more information about Clark’s response to COVID-19, please visit the Healthy Clark website.

Alert Levels:
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 spring 2022 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 spring 2022 semester.
Fully Vaccinated
You are considered fully vaccinated for reporting purposes once you have received the primary series of your COVID vaccine. For Moderna and Pfizer, this would be once you have received your second shot.
Tests Collected
Total number of test results received in the given time period.
Individuals Tested
Total number of individuals who received test results in the given time period.
New Positives
Total number of positive test results reported in the given time period. Positive test results may include cases in which an individual was positive within the last 90 days, recovered, though can still test positive. A reduction in these numbers may reflect the confirmation of a false positive or removal of a duplicate positive in that 90-day window.
Weekly Positivity Rate
The number of new positives divided by the number of tests collected in the given time period.
Students in Dedicated Isolation Housing
Number of students in Clark managed isolation spaces through the as-of date. Isolation spaces are dedicated housing for students impacted by positive test results. These spaces will be used for students who cannot isolate in other arrangements — for example, at home.
Seven Day Positivity Rates
A 7-day moving percentage of positive tests across three different populations. The Clark 7-day positivity rate is based on the number of tests administered through Clark’s testing facility. The Massachusetts and MA Higher Education numbers are provided by the state (

Alert Levels

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
Temporary Stay-In-Place

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
High Alert

In-Person Activities with Elevated Prevention Measures

To respond to significant levels of infection locally or on campus, face coverings may be required in public spaces indoors. 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
Moderate Alert

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
Low Alert

Regular In-Person Activities with Minimal Prevention Measures

Given 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