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 1-4 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 Academic Year 2020-2021
The sum of all test results received by Clark between Aug. 13, 2020, and June 12, 2021
|Positive Tests at Clark in Academic Year 2020-2021
The sum of all positive test results received by Clark between August 13, 2020 through June 12, 2021. Any positive test result that was obtained from someone within 90 days after they initially tested positive has not been counted.
|Positivity Rate at Clark in Academic Year 2020-2021
The positivity rate is the number of positive tests divided by the total number of tests.
|Alert Level 4|
|Very High Alert
Only Essential Operations and Personnel on Campus
|Instruction is 100 percent remote for the rest 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 3|
Restricted Operations, Stay-in-Place on Campus
|To respond to rising levels of infection and other local factors, 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. Access to other buildings is restricted, and sanitization is realigned to focus on dining and residential operations. Surveillance testing may increase or may be targeted to specific areas of campus that seem most at risk.|
|Alert Level 2|
Reduced In-Person Activities
|To respond to rising levels of infection and other local factors, face coverings are required indoors on campus. In-person activities may be limited or require distancing, and university travel may be restricted.|
|Alert Level 1|
High-Density In-Person Activities
|Most institutional prevention practices have been lifted, and in-person activities on campus take place at a pre-pandemic level. This assumes near-zero incidences of infection on campus, and a high rate of vaccination by community members. Face coverings are voluntary, and those who have not been vaccinated are strongly encouraged to wear them. 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