COVID-19

Mask up Monmouth.

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.

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.

New COVID-19 Protocols

(Effective May 20, 2021)

Faculty and Staff

In light of the new CDC guidelines and Governor Pritzker’s recent communications, we are adjusting our campuswide COVID-19 protocols. Effective immediately, those who are fully vaccinated with no COVID-like symptoms:

  • will be exempt from mitigation testing;
  • are not required to wear a mask indoors or outdoors, except when driving a College vehicle or inside the College Health Clinic (when it opens); and,
  • are not required to socially distance when in the presence of others.

Again in accordance with the CDC’s and Governor Pritzker’s guidelines, those who are not fully vaccinated will continue to have to use our mitigation protocols, including the use of masks and social distancing indoors, and the use of masks outdoors when social distancing is impossible.

Use of the online symptom tracker will continue, but on a voluntary basis only. Continued use of the symptom tracker allows us to trace infections and triggers applicable communication with the Personnel Office.

As has been the case for the past fifteen months, our Operations Group will continue to monitor national, state and local directives, as well as track our campus community’s incident rate. Should change be necessary we will inform the community immediately.

Students

In light of the new CDC guidelines and Governor Pritzker’s recent communications, we are adjusting our campuswide COVID-19 protocols. Effective immediately, those who are fully vaccinated with no COVID-like symptoms:

  • will be exempt from mitigation testing;
  • are not required to wear a mask indoors or outdoors, except when driving a College vehicle or inside the College Health Clinic (when it opens); and,
  • are not required to socially distance when in the presence of others.

The best way to assure that you can go maskless for your summer work is to get vaccinated and then provide a copy of your vaccination card to residencelife@monmouthcollege.edu. They can verify your status so that you can get on with the great work you’ve got planned for this summer, without the hindrance of your mask or social distancing.

If, however, you’re not vaccinated yet, you will continue to follow the College’s policy, also in accordance with the CDC and Governor’s Office: you’ll be required to wear your mask and social distance inside. You will also be required to wear a mask when outside and it’s not possible to be socially distant.

Dashboard

July 9, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. CT

  Students Employees
Voluntary Quarantine[1] 0 on campus
0 off campus
0 off campus
Active Quarantine[2] 0 on campus
0 off campus
0 off campus
Active Isolation[3] 0 on campus
0 off campus
0 off campus
Deaths 0 1
Cumulative Cases[4] 86 37

Warren County COVID-19 Updates

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 contacts5 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 contact5, 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. Cumulative Cases: This figure represents the total number of COVID-19 positive cases/incidents—including re-infections, if any—since the beginning of the pandemic.

5. Close Contact: A close contact is defined as any individual who was within six feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of at least 15 minutes over a twenty-four hour period starting from two days before illness onset or, for asymptomatic patients, two days prior to positive specimen collection. Individuals who have been fully vaccinated for at least two weeks at the time of a close contact will not be considered to have had a close contact, provided they remain asymptomatic (i.e. quarantine procedures will not apply).

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