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Spring 2021 COVID Codes

Student Affairs has developed a color-coded system to reflect the current status of the Storrs campus relating to positivity rates and COVID-19 spread. Each color indicates certain guidelines for all aspects of residential life. The status will be updated weekly on the COVID-19 dashboard.

Red

Influencing Factors

  • ~10%+ positivity rate among designated campus population
  • Low campus participation in surveillance testing including pooled sampling
  • Information provided in contact tracing fails to reveal causes of spread demonstrating uncertainty of exposure to campus community

Possible Outcomes

  • Mandatory quarantine at a residential or campus level
  • Online classes for duration of quarantine
  • Campus activities as described
  • Take out dining in all dining facilities
  • Additional restrictions on access to campus facilities such as Recreation Center and Student Union
  • Mask wearing and physical distancing mandatory
  • Observation of residential Temporary Health and Safety Procedures and UConn Promise

Duration

Until successive testing and contact tracing or DPH guidance demonstrates lower positivity and prevalence

Orange

Influencing Factors

  • ~7%+ positivity rate among designated campus population
  • Moderate residential campus participation in surveillance testing including pooled sampling
  • Information provided in contact tracing is largely reliable but indicates spread requiring greater containment efforts

Possible Outcomes

  • Quarantine of specific residential areas
  • Online classes for quarantined students
  • Campus activities as described
  • Take-out dining for quarantine students in North and Buckley dining halls
  • Take out dining may be expanded
  • Restriction on residential common areas
  • Mask wearing and physical distancing mandatory
  • Observation of residential Temporary Health and Safety Procedures and UConn Promise

Duration

Until successive testing and contact tracing or DPH guidance demonstrates lower positivity and prevalence

Yellow

Influencing Factors

  • ~5%+ positivity rate among designated campus population
  • Moderate campus participation in residential surveillance testing including pooled sampling
  • Information provided in contact tracing is reliable and effectively containing spread

Possible Outcomes

  • Quarantine of specific residential building
  • Online classes for quarantined students
  • Campus activities as described
  • Take-out dining for quarantine students in North and Buckley dining halls
  • Restriction on residential common area use
  • Mask wearing and physical distancing mandatory
  • Observation of residential Temporary Health and Safety Procedures and UConn Promise

Duration

Until successive testing and contact tracing or DPH guidance demonstrates lower positivity and prevalence

Blue

Influencing Factors

  • ~3% positivity rate among designated campus population
  • Excellent participation (80% or higher) in residential surveillance testing including pooled sampling
  • Information provided in contact tracing is reliable and effectively containing spread

Possible Outcomes

  • Reduced residential occupancy
  • Campus activities as described
  • Take-out dining for quarantine students in North and Buckley dining halls
  • Medically advised limited isolation and quarantine
  • Mask wearing and physical distancing mandatory
  • Observation of residential Temporary Health and Safety Procedures and UConn Promise

Duration

Until successive testing and contact tracing or DPH guidance demonstrates lower positivity and prevalence

Green

Influencing Factors

  • Prevalent immunity and evidence of vaccination compliance

Possible Outcomes

  • Full residential occupancy and release of residential Temporary Health and Safety Procedures
  • Campus activities as described
  • All dining units are open to all students
  • Removal of mask wearing and distancing expectations

Duration

Until successive testing and contact tracing or DPH guidance demonstrates lower positivity and prevalence