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COVID-19 Campus Status - Spring 2022

The University's status is 1 - green - contained/LOCALIZED

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Face coverings are required in academic, classroom, studio, lab and related spaces; Kennedy Union (including all activities in The Hangar), The Hub at the Arcade, the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception, all dining facilities (except when eating or drinking), RecPlex public areas (except when exercising), UD transportation (shuttles, etc), and in all residential common areas such as lobbies, main desk areas, offices, first floor common area hallways, elevators, stairways, laundry rooms and mail rooms. Face coverings are strongly recommended in student residential shared living areas. The University's preferred face covering is a KN95 or Fluidshield Level 3 medical mask. Go to Porches for information on how to get masks.

You do not need a face covering if you are alone in a non-shared workspace, such as a private office or cubicle with sides extending above your head on at least three sides.

You can read the University's updated guidance on face coverings here. Follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for wearing masks.

Click here for a quick reference guide of permitted activities.

Report you have COVID-19 or are a close contact of someone with COVID-19.

Chart depicting COVID-19 cases among UD students, employees and visitors since Jan. 1, 2022. On Jan. 20, the University reported 45 new student cases of COVID-19. Through Jan. 20, there have been 312 student cases on campus - 183 are active. The seven-day moving average of new cases is 32. The seven-day moving average of active cases is 94. Through Jan. 20, there have been 95 employee and visitor cases; 19 are active.

This chart reflects data since Jan. 1, 2022. See fall 2020, spring 2021 and fall 2021 summary data in related links at the bottom of the page. Green arrow and % indicate progress over the past day. Student defined as either registered for spring 2022 or working as a graduate assistant or student employee as of the current date. 2U students excluded. Employee defined as any individual actively employed and on payroll as of the current date. Employees with permanent work location off campus excluded. Additional information and footnotes for this dashboard can be found here.

Upload your vaccination and booster

We continue to encourage those who have not been vaccinated to schedule your vaccine appointments. Employees and students still are asked to upload their vaccination record (even if you've only had one dose of a two-dose vaccine) to UD's confidential portal by scanning it or taking a picture with your phone. We also encourage you to upload record of your booster here. Only medical providers and contact tracers will have access to your vaccination record; it will not be tied to employment or academic records.

As of Jan. 17, 2022, the University's overall vaccination rate is 78 percent. This figure will be updated if there are changes.

Status Levels

Based on conversations with our medical advisory panel and public health officials, the University has established campus status levels. These levels – materially different from previous levels – are based on pandemic conditions and the dominant omicron variant as of January, 2022, and may be adjusted depending on changes in conditions or changes in knowledge about the current dominant variant. The levels are a tool to give our campus community an easy-to-understand general picture of the campus situation rather than a decision-making framework.

Status 1 - GREEN - CONTAINED/LOCALIZED: A few individuals or a number of individuals in a defined area have tested positive. Contact tracing suggests that the situation can be contained, isolated and remediated. Individuals who test positive or who are close contacts are referred to quarantine or isolation as needed. Affected areas are cleaned, and University medical and contact tracing staff can monitor for possible escalation. Campus services and residence operations remain generally unaffected.

Status 2 - YELLOW - CAUTION: An outbreak occurs where the ability to contact trace with high confidence makes it difficult to identify a specific area for isolation and remediation. Impacted employees may be asked to move to remote operations. Students may be asked to isolate or quarantine in place or return home to reserve University-managed isolation spaces for individuals with the greatest need. Restrictions and enhanced protocols for gatherings and events, food and drink, and other campus activities may be implemented. Areas such as dining facilities, library, RecPlex, and the chapel may operate under tightened restrictions.

Status 3 - RED - WARNING: In the event that the number of students/faculty/staff in quarantine or isolation has reached a level where the critical mass necessary for effective in-classroom instruction is not possible, or safety protocols are not reasonably effective in protecting classroom and workplace environments, the University may switch impacted courses to online learning and ask impacted employees to work remotely. Students may continue living on campus while taking classes remotely. Areas of operation such as dining facilities may change to grab and go only while the library, RecPlex and the chapel may be closed or operate under tightened restrictions.  

Status 4 - PURPLE - VACATE: The above campus status levels are based on conditions in January 2022, and current medical knowledge about the omicron variant, its characteristics and severity. If there is a significant change in the virus or a new, more dangerous variant emerges that critically endangers the health and safety of our campus, it may become necessary to evacuate students to continue their classes remotely and move many employees to remote work. Should an immediate evacuation of campus be necessary, the University will announce move-out procedures for students at that time.