Monmouth College will continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in a manner that promotes the safety of employees, students, and campus visitors, and upholds the College’s mission and values. The College’s policies and plans will also be aligned with guidance from government agencies, public health officials, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
This pandemic presents a constantly evolving and dynamic situation, and the College’s policies and plans will be reviewed and appropriately updated as the situation evolves, and more information becomes available.
Dashboard as of October 19, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. CT
|Group||Voluntary Quarantine||Active Quarantine||Active Isolation|
10 on campus
9 on campus
2 off campus
1 on campus
1 off campus
|Employees||1 off campus||5 off campus||1 off campus|
1. Voluntary Quarantine: Students and employees, including contracted service workers, who are in voluntary quarantine are generally those who are not required to quarantine under public health standards but who have chosen to act more conservatively to protect our campus community. They are not close contacts4 under public health standards.
2. Active Quarantine: In accordance with current guidelines from the Illinois Department of Public Health, members of the campus community who are a close contact4, will be required to quarantine away from other members of the campus community for a minimum period of 14 days after the last (most recent) contact with the COVID-19 Case. If a close contact develops symptoms, s/he should follow isolation rules for COVID-19 Case.
3. Active Isolation: In accordance with current guidelines from the Illinois Department of Public Health, members of the campus community who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to isolate away from other members of the campus community for a minimum period of 10 days after symptom onset and can be released from isolation only after afebrile and feeling well (without fever-reducing medication) for at least 24 hours.
4. Close Contact: A close contact is defined as any individual who was within six feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from two days before illness onset or, for asymptomatic patients, two days prior to positive specimen collection.