St. Olaf COVID-19 Alert Levels

Alert Levels and mitigation measures are determined by multiple factors, including transmission rates on campus and in the broader community, change in infection rates, testing and isolation bed availability and capacity, case management operational capacity, impact on campus operations, and local hospital capacity. Decisions about changes to alert levels or COVID-19 protocols are made with the guidance of the college’s consulting epidemiologist.

GREEN
Campus transmission is low and has minimal impact on campus operations.

Masking

Masks are optional for students, faculty, staff and visitors, but strongly encouraged for anyone with symptoms. Mask when requested in classrooms and individual work spaces. Respect those who still choose to mask.

Testing

Testing is available for students, faculty and staff who are experiencing symptoms or are identified as a close contact. Report your symptoms, exposure, or positive test using our COVID-19 reporting form.

Vaccinations

All students, faculty, staff, volunteers, independent contractors and staffing agency employees are required to be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations based on CDC guidance. Compliance with St. Olaf’s COVID-19 policy is a condition of employment for all faculty and staff. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations because of a disability or sincerely held religious belief should contact VaccineAccommodation@stolaf.edu.

Visitors

Visitors are allowed on campus, but they must be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations based on CDC guidance, and follow all campus COVID-19 protocols.

Classrooms

Classrooms and other academic facilities are operating normally. Faculty may require masking in their classroom.

Events

St. Olaf-sponsored events are permitted, with flexibility for event organizers to implement COVID-19 safety protocols based on the type and location of the event.

YELLOW
Campus transmission is rising and/or above expected levels, putting strain on campus services and activities.

Masking

Masks are required indoors for students, faculty, staff and visitors at all times, other than students alone or with roommates in their own residence hall rooms, or employees working alone in an enclosed office.

Testing

Testing is available for students, faculty and staff who are experiencing symptoms or are identified as a close contact. Report your symptoms, exposure, or positive test using our COVID-19 reporting form.

Vaccinations

All students, faculty, staff, volunteers, independent contractors and staffing agency employees are required to be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations based on CDC guidance. Compliance with St. Olaf’s COVID-19 policy is a condition of employment for all faculty and staff. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations because of a disability or sincerely held religious belief should contact VacineAccomodation@stolaf.edu.

Visitors

Visitors are allowed on campus, but they must be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations based on CDC guidance, and follow all campus COVID-19 protocols.

Classrooms

Classrooms and other academic facilities are operating normally, with masks required at all times.

Events

St. Olaf-sponsored events are permitted, but events involving groups of more than 100 should be reviewed and approved by division leaders. Planners of events are encouraged to consider limiting food service or other activities where consistent mask wearing isn’t possible.

RED
High levels of campus transmission and/or severity of cases is substantially limiting campus operations, and/or local hospital capacity is limited.

Masking

Masks are required indoors for students, faculty, staff and visitors at all times, other than students alone or with roommates in their own residence hall rooms, or employees working alone in an enclosed office.

Testing

Testing is available for students, faculty and staff who are experiencing symptoms or are identified as a close contact. Report your symptoms, exposure, or positive test using our COVID-19 reporting form. Surveillance or campus-wide baseline testing may be implemented.

Vaccinations

All students, faculty, staff, volunteers, independent contractors and staffing agency employees are required to be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations based on CDC guidance. Compliance with St. Olaf’s COVID-19 policy is a condition of employment for all faculty and staff. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations because of a disability or sincerely held religious belief should contact VacineAccomodation@stolaf.edu.

Visitors

Only essential visitors are allowed on campus. All visitors must be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations based on CDC guidance, and follow all campus COVID-19 protocols.

Classrooms

Classrooms and other academic facilities may shift to limited capacity and some or all classes and instruction may be moved online.

Events

Capacity and attendance limits may be implemented for St. Olaf-sponsored events, along with visitor restrictions. Events will need to be pre-approved and will be dependent on multiple factors, including the type and location of event.

Current Level

GREEN
Campus transmission is low and has minimal impact on campus operations.