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COVID–19 Dashboard


Our current alert level is Green.

Hybrid operations, teaching and learning; students and some faculty and staff back on campus; limits on in-person activities

At the Green Alert level, teaching and learning is taking place in a hybrid format, with classes in a combination of in-person and online learning.

  • Some faculty are teaching remotely while others are on campus.
  • Students may gather, but only in small numbers and while socially distancing and wearing masks.
  • Outdoor activities are preferred to indoor activities.

Our current alert level is Yellow.

Hybrid operations, teaching and learning; students and some faculty and staff back on campus; limits on in-person activities

At the Yellow Alert level, individual or small clusters of Covid cases have been identified, and are being managed without taxing resources.

  • Teaching and learning continue to take place in a hybrid format, with classes in a combination of in-person and online learning.
  • Some faculty are teaching remotely while others are on campus.
  • Students may gather, but only in small numbers and while socially distancing and wearing masks.
  • Outdoor activities are preferred to indoor activities.

Our current alert level is Orange.

On-line teaching and learning; remote work; most faculty and staff work remotely, while essential services continue on campus

At the Orange Alert level, Covid community spread is taking place and campus operations must change to contain the spread.

  • All teaching and learning move online.
  • Most faculty and staff are working remotely.
  • Student gatherings are highly restricted and discouraged.

Our current alert level is Red.

Remote operations, teaching and learning; essential services continue on campus

At the Red Alert level, the College has reached its capacity to operate under Covid spread.

  • All teaching and learning take place online.
  • Most faculty, staff and students are not present on campus.


Beloit’s coronavirus response is led by a campus task force, charged with monitoring a variety of factors and making recommendations about safety measures. The criteria we use to make decisions include the following:

On the Beloit campus:

  • New positive cases per week
  • Number of healthy community members in quarantine
  • Number in community members in isolation
  • Availability of COVID testing
  • Teaching and learning capacity
  • Ability to provide Essential Services
  • Campus Compliance with Protective Practices

In the region:

  • 7-Day average of new cases in Rock & Winnebago Counties
  • Total COVID Hospitalizations in Rock County
  • Local, State and Federal Mandates

 

Beloit Campus Statistics

September 30, 2020:

0

New student cases today

4

Students in isolation

33

Students in quarantine


2

Reported Faculty/Staff cases over past 14 days 


Isolation - In consultation with public health officials, keeping someone, with or without symptoms, who tested positive for COVID-19 away from others.

Quarantine - In consultation with public health officials, involves restricting movement or separating healthy individuals who may have been exposed to the virus from the rest of the population to monitor symptoms and detect cases early. These individuals are identified through contact tracing or symptoms.

The following table shows the campus measures that are put in place for each of the four COVID-19 alert levels.

Topic Green Yellow Orange Red
Stage Overview
Summary

Exercise precautions.

Exercise increased precautions.

Online operations.

Remote operations.

Details

Hybrid operations, teaching and learning; students and some faculty and staff back on campus; limits on in-person activities.

Hybrid operations, teaching and learning; students and some faculty and staff back on campus; limits on in-person activities.

Move to on-line teaching, and learning; remote work; most faculty and staff work remotely, while essential services continue on campus.

Remote operations, teaching and learning; essential services continue on campus.

Teaching and Learning
Mode of Instruction Mix of hybrid and online courses. Mix of hybrid and online courses. Hybrid courses may move online. All instruction delivered online.
Institution-Sponsored Off-Campus Travel: Students Highly restricted. Must be approved by department heads in accordance with the guidelines set by the Task Force. Highly restricted. Must be approved by department heads in accordance with the guidelines set by the Task Force. Suspended. Suspended.
Student Life
Residential Life Students in dorms. Most live in singles. Students who must quarantine will stay in their rooms. Some dorm rooms reserved for isolation. Students in dorms. Most live in singles. Students who must quarantine will stay in their rooms. Some dorm rooms reserved for isolation. Students in dorms. Most live singles. Students who must quarantine will stay in their rooms. Some dorm rooms reserved for isolation. Most students will leave campus. Students in dorms; most live in singles. Students who must quarantine will stay in their rooms. Some dorm rooms reserved for isolation.
Dining A combination of preorder grab-and-go and selecting food for take away in Commons. A combination of preorder grab-and-go and selecting food for take away in Commons. Preorder grab-and-go. Preorder grab-and-go.
Personal Off-Campus Travel: Students Travel discouraged. Travel discouraged. Travel discouraged. Travel is discouraged.
Athletics All athletic competitions cancelled; practices take place. All athletic competitions cancelled; practices take place. All athletic competitions and practices cancelled. All athletic competitions and practices cancelled.
Student In-Person Activities, Meetings, and Gatherings Indoor gatherings in dorm rooms are limited to one person more than the assigned number of occupants.

Indoor gatherings in residential lounges are limited to posted capacity.

Whenever possible student gatherings should take place outdoors.

Indoor gatherings in dorm rooms are not recommended.

Indoor gatherings in residential lounges are limited to posted capacity.

Whenever possible student gatherings should take place outdoors.

Limited to two to three students residing on campus. Gatherings not permitted. 
Facilities
Building Access (non-essential employees) All campus buildings are open. Restrictions may be in place for both on- and off-campus users. All campus buildings are open. Restrictions may be in place for both on- and off-campus users. Essential offices remain open. Limited visits permitted to buildings by employees who work in them. Essential offices remain open. Limited visits permitted to buildings by employees who work in them.
External Visitors The only visitors coming to campus should be those needed for essential academic or business continuity. The only visitors coming to campus should be those needed for essential academic or business continuity. The only visitors coming to campus should be those needed for essential academic or business continuity. The only visitors coming to campus should be those needed for essential academic or business continuity.
Employees
Faculty Hybrid: Combination of working online and on-campus. Negative test required to be on campus. Hybrid: Combination of working online and on-campus. Negative test required to be on campus. Most faculty teach online; Security notification and adherence to guidelines required if coming to campus. Negative test required to be on campus. All faculty teach online. Security notification and adherence to guidelines required if coming to campus. Negative test required to be on campus.
Non-Essential Staff Combination of working remotely and on-campus. Working remotely encouraged. Negative test required to be on campus. Combination of working remotely and on-campus. Working remotely encouraged. Negative test required to be on campus. Most staff work remotely. Security notification and adherence to guidelines required if coming to campus. Negative test required to be on campus. All staff work remotely. Security notification and adherence to guidelines required if coming to campus. Negative test required to be on campus.
Essential Staff Duties and responsibilities require work on campus. Negative test required to be on campus. Duties and responsibilities require work on campus. Negative test required to be on campus. Duties and responsibilities require work on campus. Negative test required to be on campus. Duties and responsibilities require work on campus. Negative test required to be on campus.
Institution-Sponsored Off-Campus Travel: Faculty & Staff Institution-sponsored travel must be approved by the senior staff member to whom the unit reports. Travel to areas designated by the CDC as Level 3 is prohibited. Other restrictions may occur through actions by local, state, and national governments. Institution-sponsored travel must be approved by the senior staff member to whom the unit reports. Travel to areas designated by the CDC as Level 3 is prohibited. Other restrictions may occur through actions by local, state, and national governments. Institution-sponsored travel must be approved by the senior staff member to whom the unit reports. Travel to areas designated by the CDC as Level 3 is prohibited. Other restrictions may occur through actions by local, state, and national governments. Institution-sponsored travel must be approved by the senior staff member to whom the unit reports. Travel to areas designated by the CDC as Level 3 is prohibited. Other restrictions may occur through actions by local, state, and national governments.
Personal Off-Campus Travel: Faculty & Staff Employees are expected to exercise good judgment. If exposed to a person with a confirmed case testing will be required. 14-day self-quarantine may be necessary. Employees are expected to exercise good judgment. If exposed to a person with a confirmed case testing will be required. 14-day self-quarantine may be necessary. Employees are expected to exercise good judgment. If exposed to a person with a confirmed case testing will be required. 14-day self-quarantine may be necessary. Employees are expected to exercise good judgment. If exposed to a person with a confirmed case testing will be required. 14-day self-quarantine may be necessary.
Student Employment Students may work on campus. Remote work is limited to students working in WI or legal residents of IL working in IL. Students may work on campus. Remote work is limited to students working in WI or legal residents of IL working in IL. Remote work may be offered and is limited to students working in WI or legal residents of IL working in IL. Remote work may be offered and is limited to students working in WI or legal residents of IL working in IL.
Non-Student Life Gatherings
In-Person Gatherings Permitted when a virtual meeting is impossible or impedes the outcomes or the process of the work. Physical distancing required. Attendance cap in accordance with room capacity guidelines under COVID. Permitted when a virtual meeting is impossible or impedes the outcomes or the process of the work. Physical distancing required. Attendance cap in accordance with room capacity guidelines under COVID. No in-person gatherings; online programming substituted when possible. No in-person gatherings; online programming substituted when possible.
Externally Sourced Events None through 12/31/20. None through 12/31/20. None through 12/31/20. None through 12/31/20.

The following chart shows up-to-date COVID statistics for Rock County (which includes Beloit) and neighboring Winnebago County, IL.

7-day average of new cases per 100K population

Date Total Cases Rock County, Wisconsin Total Cases Winnebago County, Illinois New Cases Rock County, Wisconsin New Cases Winnebago County, Illinois New Cases, Rock and Winnebago Counties Population, Rock and Winnebago Counties New Cases Per 100,000 Pop 7-day average of new cases per 100K population
09/01/2020 1704 4278 18 30 48 447,943 10.7 10.7
09/02/2020 1718 4326 14 48 62 447,943 13.8 12.3
09/03/2020 1735 4342 17 16 33 447,943 7.4 10.6
09/04/2020 1763 4422 28 80 108 447,943 24.1 14.0
09/05/2020 1786 4469 23 47 70 447,943 15.6 14.3
09/06/2020 1822 4507 36 38 74 447,943 16.5 14.7
09/07/2020 1839 4539 17 32 49 447,943 10.9 14.1
09/08/2020 1862 4572 23 33 56 447,943 12.5 14.4
09/09/2020 1875 4609 13 37 50 447,943 11.2 14.0
09/10/2020 1926 4661 51 52 103 447,943 23.0 16.3
09/11/2020 1959 4731 33 70 103 447,943 23.0 16.1
09/12/2020 1980 4757 21 26 47 447,943 10.5 15.4
09/13/2020 2011 4790 31 33 64 447,943 14.3 15.1
09/14/2020 2038 4843 27 53 80 447,943 17.9 16.1
09/15/2020 2239 4883 201 40 241 447,943 53.8 22.0
09/16/2020 2271 4967 32 84 116 447,943 25.9 24.1
09/17/2020 2315 5044 44 77 121 447,943 27.0 24.6
09/18/2020 2350 5098 35 54 89 447,943 19.9 24.2
09/19/2020 2394 5218 44 120 164 447,943 36.6 27.9
09/20/2020 2418 5274 24 56 80 447,943 17.9 28.4
09/21/2020 2459 5320 41 46 87 447,943 19.4 28.6
09/22/2020 2477 5399 18 79 97 447,943 21.7 24.1
09/23/2020 2519 5531 42 132 174 447,943 38.8 25.9
09/24/2020 2575 5634 56 103 159 447,943 35.5 27.1
09/25/2020 2641 5750 66 116 182 447,943 40.6 30.1
09/26/2020 2669 5848 28 98 126 447,943 28.1 28.9
09/27/2020 2736 5959 67 111 178 447,943 39.7 32.0
09/28/2020 2769 6037 33 78 111 447,943 24.8 32.7

Data updated: 09/30/20

Data sources: Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Illinois Department of Public Health


This chart shows average new cases in nearby major metropolitan areas: Milwaukee (Milwaukee County), Madison (Dane County), and Chicago (Cook County).

Cook County (Chicago)

7-day average of new cases per 100K population

Date Total Cases Cook County, Illinois New Cases Cook County, Illinois New Cases, Rock and Winnebago Counties Population, Rock and Winnebago Counties New Cases Per 100,000 Pop 7-day average of new cases per 100K population
09/01/2020 126992 415 415 5,150,233 8.1 8.1
09/02/2020 127616 624 624 5,150,233 12.1 10.1
09/03/2020 128012 396 396 5,150,233 7.7 9.3
09/04/2020 129545 1533 1533 5,150,233 29.8 14.4
09/05/2020 130616 1071 1071 5,150,233 20.8 15.7
09/06/2020 131078 462 462 5,150,233 9.0 14.6
09/07/2020 131622 544 544 5,150,233 10.6 14.0
09/08/2020 132072 450 450 5,150,233 8.7 14.1
09/09/2020 132401 329 329 5,150,233 6.4 13.3
09/10/2020 132963 562 562 5,150,233 10.9 13.7
09/11/2020 133686 723 723 5,150,233 14.0 11.5
09/12/2020 134352 666 666 5,150,233 12.9 10.4
09/13/2020 134801 449 449 5,150,233 8.7 10.3
09/14/2020 135274 473 473 5,150,233 9.2 10.1
09/15/2020 135690 416 416 5,150,233 8.1 10.0
09/16/2020 136246 556 556 5,150,233 10.8 10.7
09/17/2020 136993 747 747 5,150,233 14.5 11.2
09/18/2020 137580 587 587 5,150,233 11.4 10.8
09/19/2020 138576 996 996 5,150,233 19.3 11.7
09/20/2020 139088 512 512 5,150,233 9.9 11.9
09/21/2020 139583 495 495 5,150,233 9.6 11.9
09/22/2020 140078 495 495 5,150,233 9.6 12.2
09/23/2020 140623 545 545 5,150,233 10.6 12.1
09/24/2020 141430 807 807 5,150,233 15.7 12.3
09/25/2020 142215 785 785 5,150,233 15.2 12.8
09/26/2020 143084 869 869 5,150,233 16.9 12.5
09/27/2020 143634 550 550 5,150,233 10.7 12.6
09/28/2020 144315 681 681 5,150,233 13.2 13.1

Data updated: 09/30/20

Milwaukee County (Milwaukee)

7-day average of new cases per 100K population

Date Total Cases Milwaukee County, Wisconsin New Cases Milwaukee County, Wisconsin New Cases, Rock and Winnebago Counties Population, Rock and Winnebago Counties New Cases Per 100,000 Pop 7-day average of new cases per 100K population
09/01/2020 24189 110 110 945,726 11.6 11.6
09/02/2020 24263 74 74 945,726 7.8 9.7
09/03/2020 24380 117 117 945,726 12.4 10.6
09/04/2020 24601 221 221 945,726 23.4 13.8
09/05/2020 24706 105 105 945,726 11.1 13.3
09/06/2020 24799 93 93 945,726 9.8 12.7
09/07/2020 24853 54 54 945,726 5.7 11.7
09/08/2020 24944 91 91 945,726 9.6 11.4
09/09/2020 25014 70 70 945,726 7.4 11.3
09/10/2020 25159 145 145 945,726 15.3 11.8
09/11/2020 25283 124 124 945,726 13.1 10.3
09/12/2020 25440 157 157 945,726 16.6 11.1
09/13/2020 25554 114 114 945,726 12.1 11.4
09/14/2020 25627 73 73 945,726 7.7 11.7
09/15/2020 27289 1662 1662 945,726 175.7 35.4
09/16/2020 27466 177 177 945,726 18.7 37.0
09/17/2020 27720 254 254 945,726 26.9 38.7
09/18/2020 27995 275 275 945,726 29.1 41.0
09/19/2020 28268 273 273 945,726 28.9 42.7
09/20/2020 28490 222 222 945,726 23.5 44.4
09/21/2020 28600 110 110 945,726 11.6 44.9
09/22/2020 28843 243 243 945,726 25.7 23.5
09/23/2020 29004 161 161 945,726 17.0 23.2
09/24/2020 29355 351 351 945,726 37.1 24.7
09/25/2020 29640 285 285 945,726 30.1 24.8
09/26/2020 29974 334 334 945,726 35.3 25.8
09/27/2020 30277 303 303 945,726 32.0 27.0
09/28/2020 30440 163 163 945,726 17.2 27.8

Data updated: 09/30/20

Dane County (Madison)

7-day average of new cases per 100K population

Date Total Cases Dane County, Wisconsin New Cases Dane County, Wisconsin New Cases, Rock and Winnebago Counties Population, Rock and Winnebago Counties New Cases Per 100,000 Pop 7-day average of new cases per 100K population
09/01/2020 5520 91 91 546,695 16.6 16.6
09/02/2020 5564 44 44 546,695 8.0 12.3
09/03/2020 5639 75 75 546,695 13.7 12.8
09/04/2020 5799 160 160 546,695 29.3 16.9
09/05/2020 5961 162 162 546,695 29.6 19.4
09/06/2020 6118 157 157 546,695 28.7 21.0
09/07/2020 6208 90 90 546,695 16.5 20.3
09/08/2020 6427 219 219 546,695 40.1 23.7
09/09/2020 6489 62 62 546,695 11.3 24.2
09/10/2020 6971 482 482 546,695 88.2 34.8
09/11/2020 7254 283 283 546,695 51.8 38.0
09/12/2020 7389 135 135 546,695 24.7 37.3
09/13/2020 7622 233 233 546,695 42.6 39.3
09/14/2020 7846 224 224 546,695 41.0 42.8
09/15/2020 8338 492 492 546,695 90.0 49.9
09/16/2020 8432 94 94 546,695 17.2 50.8
09/17/2020 8696 264 264 546,695 48.3 45.1
09/18/2020 8905 209 209 546,695 38.2 43.1
09/19/2020 9086 181 181 546,695 33.1 44.3
09/20/2020 9268 182 182 546,695 33.3 43.0
09/21/2020 9350 82 82 546,695 15.0 39.3
09/22/2020 9406 56 56 546,695 10.2 27.9
09/23/2020 9508 102 102 546,695 18.7 28.1
09/24/2020 9674 166 166 546,695 30.4 25.6
09/25/2020 9816 142 142 546,695 26.0 23.8
09/26/2020 9958 142 142 546,695 26.0 22.8
09/27/2020 10078 120 120 546,695 22.0 21.2
09/28/2020 10234 156 156 546,695 28.5 23.1

Data updated: 09/30/20

Data sources: Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Illinois Department of Public Health


Hospital availability data, State of Wisconsin

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