COVID-19 Dashboard for Santa Fe

Weekly Update for the Santa Fe Campus

Updated January 21, 2021

Level Red: Based on the New Mexico Governor’s Red-to-Green reopening plan by county, Santa Fe remains in an alert level red status. Until the county is able to shift to a yellow alert level, we are unable to open the campus for additional residents and will continue with online classes.

Opening Considerations: While we are currently listed as a level red, we are still moving forward with our planning for the spring semester. We are hopeful that the shelter-in-place directive will reduce case counts in New Mexico and Santa Fe County, which could lead to conditions that would allow us to house additional students in our residential halls and consider in-person/hybrid classes for the spring semester.

Current Trends: Over the past 14 days we have seen a slight increase in positivity rates with a slight decrease in case counts. Hospital usage continues to be a concern in both New Mexico and Santa Fe County. The chart below provides the current status level for each of our external factors as well as our internal factors. We are closely monitoring the internal factors that will impact our operations; however, we do feel fairly positive about the trends of our internal factors at this time.

Campus Positivity Rate: 0%
Total Tests: 76

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: As of December 2, 2020, New Mexico has transitioned to a tiered “red-to-green” reopening matrix by county; 32 of 33 counties are currently classified as red or very high risk for COVID-19 transmission. This reopening matrix was implemented by New Mexico’s Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham following the state’s two-week stay-at-home order which closed in-person activities for non-essential businesses and restricted essential business operations.

The tiered matrix allows for limited economic re-opening per county based on a 14-day rolling average of a case incident rate threshold of 8/100,000 residents and a 5 percent positivity rate. Current state-wide red status reopening conditions (save for one county) limit business activities to the lesser of 25 percent capacity or 75 customers, with close contact businesses such as salons limited to the lesser of 25 percent capacity or 10 customers. Non-retail essential business such as medical providers have no capacity restrictions but must limit operations and staffing to essential services. See more information on essential businesses. In-person dining is prohibited but restaurants may operate outdoor dining at 25 percent capacity and provide curbside pick-up as well as delivery. Gathering size is limited to no more than five persons, indoors or outdoors. Close contact recreational facilities such as movie theaters remain closed.

As of December 9, all non-essential medical procedures at hospitals have been suspended and crisis of care standards activated due to hospitals reaching ICU capacity state-wide. This means that hospitals are now authorized to ration care if necessary. On December 11, the state’s Public Education Department suspended in-person learning for K-12 public schools state-wide after winter break until January 18, 2021.

County COVID-19 conditions will be updated every two weeks at the New Mexico Department of Health’s Red to Green Network. If a county changes to red, it will have 48 hours to adjust business operations to red status restrictions. If a county changes to a lower risk profile of yellow or green, it’s economic restrictions will be adjusted immediately upon reporting.

COUNTY: Santa Fe County is abiding by the state-wide restrictions mandated by the governor, including the wearing of masks at all times indoors and outdoors when outside one’s home, practicing social distancing, limiting non-essential activities, and following gathering size restrictions. As of November 20, Santa Fe Public Schools reverted to online-only learning.

External Factors

Decision Input Level Status Trend
County Positivity Rate Red Current 14-day average positivity rate is 8.9%. Ideal conditions for reopening require a positivity rate less than 5%.
State Positivity Rate Red Current 14-day average state positivity rate is 11.0%. Ideal conditions for reopening require a state positivity rate less than 7%.
ICU / Hospital Capacity Red Hospital usage throughout the state has a slight decrease and the 14 day average and is now at 81.2%
Test Turnaround Times Green Moving into the spring semester, SJC will be working with Vault to administer tests and receive results. Current turn-around-time for tests from Vault is approximately 24–48 hours. =
Testing Availability Green SJC has partnered with Vault and has obtained a sufficient supply of tests for our current need. =
Contact Tracing Efforts Orange We are currently relying on the New Mexico Department of Health to conduct our contact tracing and they are experiencing a significant delay in outreach.
County + State Regulations Red The Governor of New Mexico has issued a county-by-county alert system with Santa Fe county currently at an alert level red. =
PPE / Cleaning Supplies Availability Green Current PPE and Cleaning supplies are sufficient with no current concerns about future purchasing ability. =

Internal Factors

Decision Input Level Status Trend
Campus Positivity Rate Green Current positivity rate for the residential community is 0%. =
Residential Students in Quarantine Green There are no residential students in quarantine. =
Residential Students in Isolation Green There are no residential students in isolation. =
Operational Impact of Employee Cases Green There are currently no essential employees in quarantine. =
Risk-Mitigation Compliance Yellow Receiving reports of a decline in compliance with our risk mitigation strategies. =

Dashboard Explanations

Campus Operating Status Alert Levels
Color Definitions
Red
Decision Inputs
  • County daily positivity rates of infection at more than 7 percent rolling average for 7 days; and/or
  • State daily positivity rates of infection at more than 10 percent rolling average for 7 days; and/or
  • Significant hospital and ICU capacity concerns; and/or
  • More than 25 residential students in quarantine; and/or
  • More than 5 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 lockdown; and/or
  • Outbreak among essential employees resulting in more than 10 percent absentee rates; and/or
  • No compliance with campus risk-mitigation strategies and/or testing protocols.
Operational Considerations
  • Academics: 100 percent 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 at less than 7 percent rolling average for 14 days; and/or
  • State daily positivity rates of infection at or around 10 percent rolling average for 14 days (not to exceed 10.5 percent over 14-day period); 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
  • 4–5 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 among essential employees resulting in more than 5 percent absentee rates; and/or
  • Limited compliance with campus risk-mitigation strategies and/or testing protocols.
Operational Considerations
  • Academics: 100 percent 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 25 percent capacity with special supervisor permission only in compliance with social distancing guidelines as outlined in county restrictions.
  • Essential employees working on campus at 100 percent effort.
Yellow
Decision Inputs
  • County daily positivity rates of infection at less than 5 percent rolling average for 14 days; and/or
  • State daily positivity rates of infection at or around 7 percent rolling average for 14 days (not to exceed 7.5 percent over 14-day period); 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
  • 2–3 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 percent of in-person dining capacity with strict social distancing requirements; and/or
  • Limited outbreak among essential employees resulting in under 5 percent absentee rates; and/or
  • Compliance with campus risk-mitigation strategies and/or testing protocols.
Operational Considerations
  • Academics: Hybrid or 100 percent 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 5 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 50 percent capacity in compliance with social distancing guidelines as outlined in county restrictions.
  • Essential employees working on campus at 100 percent effort.
Green
Decision Inputs
  • County daily positivity rates of infection at less than 3 percent rolling average for 14 days; and/or
  • State daily positivity rates of infection at or around 3 percent rolling average for 14 days (not to exceed 3.5 percent over 14-day period); 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 percent of in-person dining capacity with limited social distancing requirements; and/or
  • Limited outbreak among essential employees resulting in under 3 percent absentee rates; and/or
  • Strong compliance with campus risk-mitigation strategies and testing protocols.
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 reopened.
  • 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 75 percent capacity in compliance with social distancing guidelines as outlined in county restrictions.
  • Essential employees working on campus at 100 percent effort.
Blue
  • 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 percent capacity on served dining

Data

We use data from a number of sources for our internal and external indicators, including official information from the New Mexico Department of Health, results from our testing provider and internal measurements.

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

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