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Campus operations by COVID alert level

This text outlines expected campus operations by alert level. This chart may be modified by the Cabinet as new information or new public health guidance becomes available. Because specific operational limitations or mitigation requirements by operation may be imposed without changing the alert level, it is important that community members check current mitigation requirements at www.augustana.edu/augustanastrong.

Level 1: “New normal” campus operations

Masking    

Unvaccinated community members must wear a mask while indoors.  

No masking requirement for fully vaccinated community members unless required by public health authorities.

Social distancing    

Unvaccinated community members and guests must socially distance, as and where possible. Space will be made available in dining halls, and where possible, classrooms, to allow for social distancing.

Surveillance testing    

Unvaccinated community members must participate in surveillance testing. 
 
Other mitigation efforts    

All students and employees experiencing any symptoms of illness do not participate in on-campus work or activities. Regular hand-washing for all community members. Increased cleaning of high-touch surfaces. Increased ventilation, through HVAC system and opening windows. Contact tracing of positive cases. Unvaccinated individuals must complete daily health screen.

Academic program

All or most instruction in person with full or near to full occupancy in classrooms; social distancing options available in classroom available, where possible.

Employees    

Employees working on-site.

Employee travel    

Normal restrictions on employee travel in place. Unvaccinated employees may have limited travel options; travel plans should be approved by supervisor.

College dining

Full dining service provided; socially distanced dining area available for students and community members who are not vaccinated.

Campus visitors    

No visitor restrictions.

Residence halls

Residence halls open to full occupancy; some restrictions may apply for unvaccinated students residing in residence halls.

Athletics    

Practice and competition for athletic events. Unvaccinated students must conduct daily health screen and participate in regular surveillance testing; masking also required whenever possible for unvaccinated students.

Student personal travel off-campus     

No restrictions.

Student gatherings not sponsored by Augustana    

Normal restrictions on student gatherings. Unvaccinated students must mask and socially distance, as possible, in large gatherings.

Students and off-campus entertainment venues    

Normal restrictions.

Student academic travel, international and domestic    

Travel restrictions to be expected based on status of pandemic at travel and destination locations; COVID vaccination required for international and domestic student travel.

Campus Ministries     

All services and activities resume as normal.

On-campus events through OSL

Normal restrictions on event location and size; unvaccinated participants must wear mask and socially distance, where possible.

On-campus events not sponsored by OSL (student club gatherings, fundraising, etc.)

Normal restrictions on event location and size; unvaccinated participants must wear mask and socially distance, where possible.

Campus rentals to outside groups    

Campus spaces available for rent under normal guidelines; unvaccinated individuals must follow additional safety precautions.

Level 2: Modified campus operations

Masking    

Masking required for all community members and guests in public indoor spaces.

Social distancing    

All community members and guests must socially distance, as and where possible. Space will be made available in dining halls, and where possible, classrooms, to allow for social distancing.

Surveillance testing    

Unvaccinated community members must participate in surveillance testing. Testing may be expanded based upon testing results and/or advice of public health offices.

Other mitigation efforts    

Additional requirement of daily screening and temperature Checks for all community members; Increased cleaning protocols may be required.

Academic program

All or most instruction in person with full or near to full occupancy in classrooms; social distancing options available in classroom available, where possible.

Employees    

Employees working on-site; de-densify workplace where convenient; decrease in-person meetings where possible.

Employee travel    

All employees use increased caution in travel planning. Vaccination required to travel.

College dining

Dining service available with increased grab-and-go options and other service restrictions; increased cleaning protocols and socially distanced dining as warranted.   

Campus visitors    

Visitor restrictions may be imposed.

Residence halls

Residence halls open/occupancy and common-use areas may be limited.

Athletics    

Additional restrictions may be imposed on student athletes and spectator policies. See NCAA & Conference guidance.

Student personal travel off-campus     

No restrictions.

Student gatherings not sponsored by Augustana    

Non-Augustana-sponsored gatherings must allow for social distancing and masking of unvaccinated participants; group size and additional limitations may be imposed  as conditions warrant.

Students and off-campus entertainment venues    

Normal restrictions.

Student academic travel, international and domestic    

Increased restrictions on student travel should be expected; vaccination requirement in place.

Campus Ministries     

All services and activities resume as normal; increased space for social distancing provided; masking required .

On-campus events through OSL

Events may be held in locations that allow for physical distancing and require use of face masks for all participants.

On-campus events not sponsored by OSL (student club gatherings, fundraising, etc.)

Events with 50 or fewer people may be held  in locations that allow for physical distancing and require use of face masks for all participants.

Campus rentals to outside groups    

Rental restrictions may be imposed to promote a safe campus.

Level 3: Limited campus operations

Masking    

Masking required for all community members and guests while on campus.

Social distancing    

All community members and guests must socially distance, as and where possible. Space will be made available in dining halls, and where possible, classrooms, to allow for social distancing.

Surveillance testing    

Unvaccinated community members must participate in surveillance testing. Testing may be expanded upon testing results and/or advice of public health offices.

Other mitigation efforts    

Mitigation efforts may be increased.

Academic program

Classroom density restrictions in place and may be increased; courses may be offered remotely.

Employees    

Increased remote work for those employees whose work can be done from home; workplace de-densification where advised by public health. Meetings conducted remotely.

Employee travel    

Increased restriction on employee travel. Vaccination required to travel.

College dining

Limited dining service available with increased grab-and-go options and possible increased limitations on dine-in options.

Campus visitors    

Visitor restrictions in place.

Residence halls

Increased occupancy limitations and/or temporary closure of one or more floors, wings, or full residence halls, or common-use spaces within residence halls.

Athletics    

Additional restrictions may be imposed on student athletes and spectator policies. See NCAA & Conference guidance.

Student personal travel off-campus     

Restrictions on student travel to off-campus locations may be implemented.

Student gatherings not sponsored by Augustana    

Non Augustana-sponsored gatherings must allow for social distancing and masking of unvaccinated participants; group size and additional limitations may be imposed as conditions warrant.

Students and off-campus entertainment venues    

Unvaccinated students visiting entertainment and dining venues should use outdoor spaces, wear masks, and honor social distancing.

Student academic travel, international and domestic    

Increased restrictions on student travel should be expected; vaccination requirement in place.

Campus Ministries     

Chapel service offered remotely or in smaller groups that allow for social distancing; limited in-person, small-group meeting activities may be offered; masking requirement in place.

On-campus events through OSL

Additional restrictions on the size and/or location of events may be imposed.

On-campus events not sponsored by OSL (student club gatherings, fundraising, etc.)

Events with 25 or fewer people may be held outside or in locations that allow for social distancing and require the use of face masks; events in excess of 25 must be approved by Office of Student Life.

Campus rentals to outside groups    

Increased rental restrictions in place.

Level 4: Essential campus operations

Masking    

Masking required for all community members and guests while on campus.

Social distancing    

All community members and guests must socially distance. Space will be made available in dining halls and classrooms to allow for social distancing.

Surveillance testing    

Unvaccinated community members must participate in surveillance testing. Testing may be expanded upon testing results and/or advice of public health offices.

Other mitigation efforts    

Mitigation efforts may be increased.

Academic program

Classroom density restrictions in place and may be increased; courses may be offered remotely.

Employees    

Essential staff for on-campus work only; all other employees work remotely, as possible.

Employee travel    

Employee travel suspended, except as authorized by a Cabinet member.

College dining

Limited grab-and-go options only.

Campus visitors    

No campus visitors.

Residence halls

Residence halls closed, where possible.

Athletics    

Additional restrictions may be imposed on student athletes and spectator policies. See NCAA & Conference guidance.

Student personal travel off-campus     

Shelter in place.

Student gatherings not sponsored by Augustana    

Additional restrictions on student gatherings to be imposed.

Students and off-campus entertainment venues    

Additional restrictions on student gatherings to be imposed.

Student academic travel, international and domestic    

Student travel suspended, unless travel plans warrant other restrictions.

Campus Ministries     

All services and activities remotely or online.

On-campus events through OSL

Additional restrictions on the size and/or location of events may be imposed.

On-campus events not sponsored by OSL (student club gatherings, fundraising, etc.)

No on-campus events.

Campus rentals to outside groups    

No campus rentals.