Emergency Preparedness: COVID-19

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Dashboard

St. Cloud State University is continuously monitoring conditions to determine what additional mitigation actions the campus community should take to keep themselves and others safer. These conditions contribute to the current campus safety level.

 

Current Campus Safety Level: Scenario 4


In light of Executive Order 20-99 – MDH has issued new guidance for institutions of higher education and has raised all campuses to Scenario 4 (without a color assignment). Please note - the linked MDH document presents Scenario 4 guidelines on the bottom of page 10.

 

More information about the Safety Levels and Scenarios.


 

Transmission levels have further depleted or exhausted campus resources.

Indicators

  • Infections continue to increase over two week period after Yellow Level mitigation efforts were put into place
  • More than 3% of campus cases are infected within a 14 day period, considering where spread is occurring
  • More than 75% of isolation and quarantine beds are full
  • Lack of adherence to mitigation strategies
  • Other internal metrics of capacity and staffing suggest additional mitigation is needed
  • K-12 indicator: more than 30 cases per 10,000 over a 14-day period

Campus Actions

If two or more indicators are met, SCSU administrators will consider implementing these mitigation efforts:

  • Suspending additional in-person activities
  • Scaling back in-person student support services
  • Cancelling specific class section or campus events
  • Restricting outside access to residence halls
  • Moving to grab-and-go options for dining

 

COVID-19 Dashboard: 11/18/2020-11/24/2020

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Positive Cases will be counted and reported based on the date the college or university is notified of a positive case, either by MDH/LPH officials or individual self-reporting or a positive test result by a student.
Definition Updated: 9/16/2020

Reported Cases - Student
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Positive Cases will be counted and reported based on the date the college or university is notified of a positive case, either by MDH/LPH officials or individual self-reporting or a positive test result by an employee. 
Definition Updated: 9/16/2020

Reported Cases - Employee
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All rooms in SCSU resident housing are single occupancy. Single occupancy rooms allow students to quarantine within their room if possible. Students in quarantine and staying in their contracted room are not represented in these statistics.

Number of Students in On-Campus Designated Quarantine & Isolation

The dashboard will be updated on Fridays, the weekly data update will include statistics from the previous Wednesday through Tuesday.

Data may be subject to change due to testing and reporting delays and verification.

 

Key Terms:

Close Contact is defined as being within six feet for at least 15 minutes or more.

For data collection beginning 9/16/2020:
Reported Cases will be counted and reported based on the date the college or university is notified of a positive case, either by MDH/LPH officials or individual self-reporting or a positive test result by a student or employee. 

For data collection between 9/9/2020 and 9/16/2020:
Reported Cases are defined as cases with a positive COVID-19 test result reported to the college or university -by public health officials, or -by the individual student or employee.

For data collected prior to 9/9/2020:
Positive Cases are defined as the number of employees or students during this reporting period with lab-confirmed positive tests for COVID-19, verified with Minnesota Department of Health and/or local public health officials by the institution, with campus exposure and close contact with others while on campus.

Quarantine & Isolation All rooms in SCSU resident housing are single occupancy. Single occupancy rooms allow students to quarantine within their room if possible. Students in quarantine and staying in their contracted room are not represented in these statistics.

Student Population Baseline: students who are or may routinely be on campus:

  1. Live on campus, or
  2. Have face-to-face coursework, programing, or other on campus activities,  or
  3. Have reasonable access to campus and may access campus facilities, seek on campus, face-to-face services or participate in on campus, face-to-face activities.  (Those residing within 60 minutes of campus)

Updated: 11/27/2020

 

COVID-19 Dashboard: Reported Cases Over Time

  Student   Employee

St. Cloud State University historical data reflecting positive cases of COVID-19.

* As of 9/16/2020 - Reported Cases will be counted and reported based on the date the college or university is notified of a positive case, either by MDH/LPH officials or individual self-reporting or a positive test result by a student or employee.

Updated: 11/27/2020

 

MinnState Dashboard

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system has additional COVID-19 related data available including course delivery ratios, employee work status ratios, and self-assessment metrics.

 

Minnesota Department of Health Resources

The Minnesota Department of Health releases several reports relevant to COVID-19. You are encouraged to reference to these reports as you monitor the coronavirus impacts on your community. Two reports often referred to when evaluating safety level indicators:

 

Learn more about our Color Indicators

 

 

This information is subject to change in response to the evolving conditions of COVID-19. Revised: 11/24/2020
(Previous Updates: 9/18/2020, 9/11/2020, 9/25/2020, 10/2/2020, 10/9/2020, 10/16/2020, 10/23/2020, 10/30/2020, 11/6/2020, 11/13/2020, 11/18/2020)

 

Preparing to return to campus

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