COVID-19 Information 2023–2024
This page explains the COVID-19 protocols that are currently in place for the Mitchell College campus community, which includes those living, learning and working on campus. As always, we follow guidelines from our local health district and the CDC. Our policies are subject to change based on local positivity rates or changes in public health guidance. The health and safety of our campus is paramount, and we thank you for your support and cooperation.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements
All students are required to be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine.
- You are fully vaccinated when you have received all doses in the primary series (1-2 doses, depending on maker).
- Boosters are recommended to stay up to date with added protection against the virus.
You may submit a request for a religious or medical exemption from the vaccination requirement using the exemption application.
Proof of Vaccination
Prior to returning to campus, students must submit proof of vaccination or exemption to email@example.com.
At this time the campus and buildings are open to visitors. This is subject to change based on local positivity rates and health guidance.
Questions? Please contact CRTeam@mitchell.edu.
At this time, there is no requirement for students to submit a negative test to return to campus. It is recommended, however, that you test prior to returning to campus. If you test positive, stay home.
Symptoms and Exposure
If You Are Unvaccinated
- Test immediately and continue to monitor for symptoms. Test again in 2 to 3 days, even if not symptomatic. If symptoms develop, quarantine and test again ASAP.
If You Are Vaccinated
- You do not need to test unless you are symptomatic. Continue to monitor for symptoms. If symptoms develop, quarantine and test ASAP.
Wear A Mask
- Unvaccinated and vaccinated people are required to wear a mask until testing negative.
- Students must isolate for five days. Following isolation, a mask must be worn for five additional days.
In general, masks are not required on campus at this time. It is the right of an individual to decide if he/she/they wish to wear a mask and that decision will be respected. Mandatory masking requirements will be adjusted based on rates of transmission on campus or in our local community. As best practice, always carry a mask with you.
Masks will continue to be required at the Health and Wellness Center.
Alert Level Descriptions
Alert Level 1 (Green)
This is considered the College’s COVID-19 “normal” level with vaccines widely available. Here, the College is fully populated with students, faculty and staff and operating with some protocols in place that address the existence of COVID-19. This baseline state of operations may change as the circumstances with COVID-19 improve or if the prevalence of COVID-19 changes on campus, in the region and in the state.
Alert Level 2 (Yellow)
This alert level indicates that operations need to be modified, though the number of individuals testing positive for COVID-19 is still manageable and contact tracing suggests that exposures are confined to a small number of people. Effective contact tracing remains possible, and there is confidence in the ability to contain, isolate and remediate small clusters. Here, the campus continues to be populated with faculty, staff and students with adjustments to baseline operations in order to reduce density and in-person contacts.
Alert Level 3 (Orange)
This alert level indicates that on-campus operations must be reduced in response to a rising number of both positive tests and potential exposures. Isolation capacity is decreasing and confidence in the ability to complete contact tracing is moderate. As a result, parts of the College or the entire campus may need to shift into “cautionary quarantine” to limit movement on campus and minimize in-person contact.
Alert Level 4 (Red)
This alert level indicates the need for significantly reducing campus operations to a minimum, with students either operating in a remote learning format on-campus or transitioning to off-campus remote. The College shifts to this alert level when there is ongoing campus or community transmission occurring at an accelerating rate and there are limited strategies to contain or control the spread of COVID-19.