Muhlenberg is currently in LEVEL 1 - NEW NORMAL. Campus community members are encouraged to exercise caution in all interactions and strictly adhere to COVID guidelines.

Alert Level 1 - COVID-19


 

The College’s COVID-19 dashboard can be accessed here. These metrics will be updated on the website weekly and will be updated for the senior staff daily. These data along with information from Health Services related to contact tracing findings and from the dean of students’ office related to student behavior and compliance will also be shared regularly for consideration.

In our conversations with local health experts, it is clear that there is not a set number of cases or percentage of positive tests that would cause us to need to shift fully online. Rather, it is the combination of various factors and the spread of the virus on campus from unrelated sources that is critical to consider. The alert levels below will be used as guideposts for our decision-making.

Alert Level 1 - COVID-19

In this situation, students, faculty and staff should:

  • Continue to check health and temperature daily;
  • Wear face coverings;
  • Practice social distancing and other health prevention behaviors;
  • Abide by College’s COVID-19 policy;
  • Hold in-person gatherings in line with College guidelines

In this situation, the College will:

  • Follow our current stated Health and Safety plans for instruction and employee work;
  • Continue to monitor internal and external data points;
  • Observe and document student behavior concerns and community compliance issues;
  • Educate the community on health prevention information and strategies.

Alert Level 2 - COVID-19


In this situation, students, faculty and staff should:
 

  • Continue all health and safety precautions;
  • Consider taking additional personal measures to limit your exposure to others (e.g. choose takeout dining, do not attend in-person group gatherings);
  • Consider shifting in-person programs to virtual format.

In this situation, the College will:

  • Review and make any additional changes to in-person and remote work and academic instruction plans;
  • Implement limits to on-campus activities and events as a safeguard;
  • Utilize expanded surveillance testing and contact tracing;
  • Consult with local public health officials and infectious disease specialists on other mitigation measures needed.

 

Alert Level 3 - COVID-19 

CURRENT EVENT OCCUPANCY: EVENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED

In this situation, students, faculty and staff should:

  • Limit everyday activities to increase safety;
  • Order meals-to-go;
  • Limit any unnecessary in-person contact with others;
  • Begin monitoring for symptoms twice daily.

In this situation, the College will:

  • Consider restricting in-person classes and expanding remote instruction;
  • Limit all in-person activities/programs/services including dining;
  • Actively seek the guidance of local health authorities to guide future decisions;
  • Restrict access to on-campus facilities;
  • Suspend visitor policies;
  • Consult more frequently with local health officials;
  • Activate Crisis Operations team.

Alert Level 4 - COVID-19

In this situation, students, faculty and staff should:

  • Quarantine in their rooms and/or work/teach from home wherever possible;
  • Expect further instructions on the closure of campus facilities, including residence halls for all non-essential circumstances.

In this situation, the College will:

  • Take significant measures to reduce the spread of Covid-19, including suspending all on-campus activities and instruction for a period of two or more weeks;
  • Suspend all in-person services;
  • Require meals-to-go for student dining;
  • Consider measures to reduce residence hall population;
  • Implement college-wide testing protocol (*if reason for concern is an outbreak at Muhlenberg College);
  • Restrict campus and building access to only essential personnel and services.