COVID-19 Dashboard for Annapolis

Weekly Update for the Annapolis Campus

Updated January 18, 2020

Campus Alert Level

Level Orange: We are closely monitoring state and county positivity rates and the resulting strain on hospital capacity.

Reopening Impact: Classes will begin online through Friday, February 12; we are prepared to respond to changes in local and regional health conditions.

Current Trends: Both Anne Arundel County and statewide week-to-week positivity rates have stabilized from highs at the beginning of the year; hospitalization rates remain high

Campus Positivity Rate: 0%
Total Tests: 0

What Our Color Levels Mean

Our overall campus alert level above is marked by a color; this ranges from red, for the most restrictive, to blue, which indicates the lowest alert level. Each level has different reopening and operational considerations and outcomes. See below for a summary of each color’s likely outcomes for our reopening and for operations once we are in session. See a more detailed explanation of what each campus alert level means for college operations.

State and County regulations and requirements

STATE: On November 10, Maryland’s Governor Larry Hogan announced that restaurants would be capped at 50 percent capacity for indoor dining, starting November 11. He also issued a travel advisory, strongly recommending that residents avoid non-essential travel to states experiencing high positivity rates and case rates. Religious and retail establishments will continue to operate at 50 percent capacity.

COUNTY: Anne Arundel County has restricted businesses, such as restaurants, bars, retail stores, gyms, and salons, to 25% indoor capacity.

External Factors

Red means that the indicator is at or near the most critical status, followed by orange,  yellow, and green, while blue is the most positive.

Decision Input Level Status Operational Conditions Trend
County Positivity Rate Red County positivity rates have begun to drop off from the highs seen earlier this month. As of January 18, the 7-day rolling average was 9.1% and the 14-day rolling average was 9.82%. Continue to monitor
State Positivity Rate Orange State positivity rates remain above 7%. As of January 18, the 7-day rolling average was 8.22% and the 14-day rolling average was 8.70%. Continue to monitor =
ICU / Hospital Capacity Orange Acute care beds and ICU beds in use have risen significantly and hospitals are seeing high patient care loads. Continue to monitor
Test Turnaround Times Green Tests results normally available within 1-2 days. Continue to monitor
Contact Tracing Efforts Yellow No reported delays in contact tracing within the county. Continue to monitor =
County + State Reguations Orange Significant restrictions on dining and gatherings within the county. Continue to monitor
PPE / Cleaning Supplies Availability Green Supplies remain available. Continue to monitor =

 

Internal Factors

Red means that the indicator is at or near the most critical status, followed by orange, yellow, and green, while blue is the most positive.

Decision Input Level Status Operational Conditions Trend
Campus Positivity Rate Green No students on campus None at this time =
Residential Students in Quarantine Green No students on campus None at this time =
Residential Students in Isolation Green No students on campus None at this time =
Operational Impact of Employee Cases Green No impact on operations None at this time =
Risk-Mitigation Compliance Green Operating as expected None at this time =
Campus Contact Tracing Efforts Green No issues at this time None at this time =

Dashboard Explanations

Campus Operating Status Alert Levels
Color Definitions
Red
Decision Inputs
  • County daily positivity rates of infection equal to or over 7% for 5 or more of the prior 7 days; and/or
  • State daily positivity rates of infection equal to or over 10% for 5 or more of the prior 7 days; and/or
  • Significant hospital and ICU capacity concerns; and/or
  • Over 25 residential students in quarantine; and/or
  • Over 10 residential students in isolation or isolation capacity severely limited; and/or
  • Testing supplies are unavailable and/or lab-based test results taking 7+ days; and/or
  • Contact tracing efforts significantly complicated or no longer possible; and/or
  • PPE and/or required cleaning/sanitization supplies no longer available; and/or
  • County and/or state regulations at or nearing lock-down; and/or
  • Outbreak amongst essential employees makes it impossible to maintain essential campus operations; and/or
  • No compliance with campus risk-mitigation strategies and/or testing protocols.
Opening Considerations
  • Delay return to campus by 2-3 weeks and re-evaluate.
Operational Considerations
  • Academics: 100% online classes. Consider temporary suspension of classes to allow students to leave campus.
  • Residence Life: Students in quarantine within residence halls. Consider sending residential students home.
  • Social Activities: Offered exclusively online.
  • Dining: On-campus dining closed. Meal delivery to individual student rooms.
  • Non-essential employee’s presence on-campus requires cabinet-level approval.
  • Essential employees working as necessary to maintain basic campus operations.
Orange
Decision Inputs
  • County daily positivity rates of infection between 5–6.9% for 5 or more of the prior 7 days; and/or
  • State daily positivity rates of infection between 7–9.9% for 5 or more of the prior 7 days; and/or
  • Elective surgeries canceled, hospital visitation not permitted, significant hospital and ICU capacity concerns; and/or
  • 15-25 residential students in quarantine; and/or
  • 5-10 residential students in isolation or isolation capacity limited; and/or
  • Testing supplies are limited and/or lab-based test results are taking 5-7 days; and/or
  • Contact tracing efforts are significantly complicated; and/or
  • Significant concerns about access to PPE and/or required cleaning and sanitization supplies; and/or
  • County and state regulations no longer permit social gatherings, gym operations, or athletic activities; and/or
  • County restrictions prohibit in-person dining; and/or
  • Outbreak amongst essential employees with significant impact to essential campus operations; and/or
  • Limited compliance with campus risk-mitigation strategies and/or testing protocols.
Opening Considerations
  • Look at trends in daily positivity rates; and
  • Look at current regulations and impact to campus operations; and
  • Consider a delay in returning to campus by 2 or 3 weeks.
Operational Considerations
  • Academics: 100% online classes.
  • Residence Life: No visitors permitted in the residence halls; common rooms and kitchens closed. Strict social distancing rules enforced.
  • Social Activities: Gym activities no longer permitted; social activities and student club meetings offered exclusively online.
  • Dining: Dining hall open with only prepared-grab-and-go meals. Coffee shop closed.
  • Non-essential employees working on-campus at severely reduced capacity with special supervisor permission only in compliance with social distancing guidelines as outlined in county restrictions.
  • Essential employees working on-campus at 100% effort.
Yellow
Decision Inputs
  • County daily positivity rates of infection between 3.1–4.9% for 5 or more of the prior 7 days; and/or
  • State daily positivity rates of infection between 4.6–6.9% for 5 or more of the prior 7 days; and/or
  • Some elective surgeries are moving forward, some hospital visitation limitations, hospital capacity and ICU concerns are limited; and/or
  • 8-15 residential students in quarantine; and/or
  • 3-5 residential students in isolation; and/or
  • Testing supplies are available and/or lab-based test results are available within 3-5 days; and/or
  • Effective contact tracing possible; and/or
  • Limited concerns about access to PPE and/or required cleaning and sanitization supplies; and/or
  • County and state regulations allow for implementation of some social gatherings, gym operations, and athletic activities; and/or
  • County restrictions allow for 50% of in-person dining capacity with strict social distancing requirements; and/or
  • Outbreak amongst essential employees with some impact to essential campus operations; and/or
  • Compliance with campus risk-mitigation strategies and/or testing protocols.
Opening Considerations
  • Look at trends in daily positivity rates
Operational Considerations
  • Academics: Hybrid or 100% online classes. Social distancing guidelines as outlined in county restrictions.
  • Residence Life: Visitors limited to hall residents and not to exceed 2 visitors per room; common rooms and kitchens closed. Strict social distancing rules enforced.
  • Social Activities: Gym activities by appointment only, adhering to the physical distancing capacity of the space; social activities and student club meetings offered primarily online; some physically distanced outdoor social activities not to exceed 50 persons.
  • Dining: Dining hall and coffee shop open with only prepared-grab-and-go meals. Seating areas are closed.
  • Non-essential employees working on-campus at reduced capacity in compliance with social distancing guidelines as outlined in county restrictions.
  • Essential employees working on-campus at 100% effort.reen
Green
Decision Inputs
  • County daily positivity rates of infection between 1.1–3.0% for 5 or more of the prior 7 days; and/or
  • State daily positivity rates of infection between 2.1–4.5% for 5 or more of the prior 7 days; and/or
  • Elective surgeries are moving forward, hospital restrictions on visitors have been removed, and there are no hospital capacity or ICU concerns; and/or
  • 7 or fewer residential students in quarantine; and/or
  • 2 or fewer residential students in isolation; and/or
  • Testing supplies are readily available and/or lab-based test results are available within 1-3 days; and/or
  • Effective contact tracing possible; and/or
  • No concerns about access to PPE and/or required cleaning and sanitization supplies; and/or
  • County and state regulations allow for implementation of social gatherings, gyms, and athletic activities without overly restrictive limitations; and/or
  • County restrictions allow for 75% of in-person dining capacity with limited social distancing requirements; and/or
  • Limited outbreak amongst employees with no impact to campus operations; and/or
  • Strong compliance with campus risk-mitigation strategies and testing protocols.
Opening Considerations
  • Proceed with return to campus
Operational Considerations
  • Academics: Hybrid or fully in-person classes. Social distancing guidelines as outlined in county restrictions.
  • Residence Life: Loosening of restrictions on hall access and visitors; common rooms and kitchens re-opened.
  • Social Activities: Gym activities may resume, adhering to the physical distancing capacity of the space; limited in-person social activities and student club meetings; increased outdoor social activities.
  • Dining: Dining hall and coffee shop open with limited seating and social distancing requirements in place.
  • Non-essential employees working on-campus at slightly reduced capacity in compliance with social distancing guidelines as outlined in county restrictions.
  • Essential employees working on-campus at 100% effort.
Blue
  • County daily positivity rates of infection under or equal to 1% for 5 or more of the prior 7 days
  • State daily positivity rates of infection under or equal to 2% for 5 or more of the prior 7 days
  • Physical distancing ceases
  • Mask wearing is limited to when a person is sick
  • Continue to practice good hand and respiratory hygiene
  • No restrictions on social gatherings
  • Return to 100% capacity on served dining

Data

We use data from a number of sources for our internal and external indicators, including official information from the Maryland and Anne Arundel County Departments of Health, local health officials and care providers, results from our testing company, and internal measurements.

Overall alert levels are determined by careful weighing of all internal and external inputs, the recent trajectory of key indicators, and regional, statewide, and national data.

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