Continual monitoring provides informed and rapid responses.
The coronavirus pandemic creates a dynamic situation that may require rapid, informed, and decisive actions. The COVID-19 Task Force continually monitors and discusses multiple sources of information that help determine what actions that the college must take if or when circumstances change. Overall guidance comes from federal, state, and local health authorities including World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Illinois Department of Public Health, and Rock County Public Health.
Criteria that singly, or in combination, could create the conditions for a consequential change in the plans to deliver the curriculum in person or to have students in residence.
- Significant increases in COVID-19 transmission on campus, occurring at a greater rate than the local Stateline community.
- Observing that the college’s community is disregarding protective practices including wearing face coverings and physical distancing.
- Significant increases in COVID-19 transmission within the Stateline area.
- Insufficient availability of COVID-19 testing due to logistics, supply chain or other factors.
- Insufficient healthcare capacity, on campus, or within the local healthcare facilities.
- Insufficient space to manage the number of students requiring quarantine rooms or self-isolation.
- Local/State/Federal mandates.