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” for fall semester 2020. 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.
|Tests at Clark — Past 7 days:
7-day moving sum of all results received by 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 p.m. on the as-of date. Quarantine and Isolation spaces are in dedicated on-campus housing for students with positive test results, students in close contact with a person who has tested positive, and students with possible symptoms who need 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.
|New Cases in Worcester — Past 7 Days:
7-day moving sum of new daily cases in the city of Worcester
|New Cases in Worcester — Past 30 days:
30-day moving sum of new daily cases in the city of Worcester
|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 would be realigned to focus on dining and residential operations. Testing may increase or may be targeted to specific areas of campus that seem most at risk.|
|Alert Level 2|
Reduced In-Person Activities
|Moderate alert will be the default status of campus for fall 2020. The underlying threat of a global pandemic remains, but with low prevalence on campus. Robust testing, use of PPE, and social distancing all allow for some in-person activities, though these are significantly reduced from a typical semester on campus. Community members must adhere to all aspects of The Clark Commitment to maintain this alert level.|
|Alert Level 1|
High-Density In-Person Activities
|Not anticipated for fall 2020. Prevention practices are gradually lifted, and in-person activities on campus return to a pre-pandemic normal or close. This would require near-zero incidences of infection on campus, and high uptake of an effective vaccine or wide availability of a game-changing treatment.|
Learn more about Clark’s response to COVID-19