COVID-19 Levels

 

Campus is at COVID Level 1

Based on the determined criteria, these levels will guide the current masking policy and COVID-19 protocols. Mitigation efforts may change based on new COVID-19 variants or new information from the CDC or the Minnesota Department of Health.

COVID Level 0

  • Masking: Mask may be required in a classroom setting, yet this must be part of the syllabus language. 
    Faculty, staff, and students who request others be required to wear a mask in their presence should follow the appropriate step below. Staff may request an accommodation through Human Resources and students can do the same through the Academic Support Center.

COVID Level 1

  • During classes: Faculty may choose to require masks to be worn during class time without this being a part of syllabus language. Students are expected to mask in classes that have a masking requirement. Faculty will notify their classes about masking requirements.
  • Individual offices or departments: Masks may be required in specific locations on campus and will be indicated by a sign.
  • Vehicles: Masks are required on the Gus Bus, if there is a federal masking mandate for public transportation. Masks are not required in campus vehicles, including the Community Service van.

COVID Level 2

  • Masking in classroom/academic learning settings: Masks are required in classroom/academic learning settings during instructional time. Masks strongly encouraged in public spaces and buildings on campus at other times.
  • Individual offices or departments: Masks may be required in specific locations on campus and will be indicated by a sign.
  • Other large events/gatherings: Other large events may choose to require attendees to wear masks.
  • Vehicles: Masks are required on the Gus Bus, if there is a federal masking mandate for public transportation. Masks are not required in campus vehicles, including the Community Service van.

COVID Level 3

  • Masking in most campus buildings: Masks required indoor non-residence hall buildings on campus, except when actively eating or drinking in designated dining areas or in private offices when alone with the door closed.
  • Residence Halls: Masks are not required in residence halls.
  • Individual offices or departments: Masks may be required in specific locations on campus and will be indicated by a sign.
  • Group size: Limit large gathers when possible.
  • Overnight guests: No off-campus guests allowed to stay overnight. Admission can have overnight visitors if they are checking for a negative COVID test.
  • Vehicles: Masks are required on the Gus Bus, Community Service van and campus vehicles.

Campus Visitors

Campus visitors are expected to follow the same masking requirements or other COVID-19 protocols as students and employees.

Mask Readiness

The community is expected to keep a mask with them at all times and follow masking requirements when notified or posted by a sign.

Supporting Individuals

At any COVID Level, individuals are supported in their choice to mask, when masking is not required.
Reasons a person might continue to mask include: They are sick, they are immunocompromised or you live with someone who is immunocompromised, they are unvaccinated, they want to increase their chance of being healthy because they are planning to visit an elderly relative, they are traveling, they have a performance coming up soon, they have a competition coming up, or they are concerned about getting COVID-19, among other reasons.

COVID Travel Policy

View the college travel policy related to COVID-19.

Campus Resources

Case Management: The college no longer has case managers. If you need assistance, please review the CDC information or contact your medical provider.
For Employees: Human Resources at humanresources@gustavus.edu
For Students: The Dean of Students Office has a "Class Dean" for each class who is happy to assist you in finding the right resources for you on campus 507-933-7526 or dos@gustavus.edu
COVID-19 questions: Email g-covidresponse@gustavus.edu