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Spring 2021 Campus COVID-19 Information

 

This webpage will serve as the college’s main information hub, including for announcements, FAQs and resources. Questions or concerns can be sent to covidresponse@alverno.edu, which is checked daily. 

Please note: If you are a community member seeking a COVID-19 test and have been directed to contact Health Connections, they can be contacted at https://www.healthconnectmke.org/covid-19.html or 414-999-1099.

Safeguarding Campus During COVID-19: An Adaptive Approach 

Alverno College’s Return to Campus Guidelines (updated for the spring 2021 semester) have been drafted by the members of the COVID-19 taskforce in consultation with the Administrative Council, members of the Incident Response Team (IRT), academic deans, faculty leaders and president. Additionally, the college's plan was formally approved by the Milwaukee Department of Health.

Due to the changing conditions of COVID-19, Alverno has taken an adaptive approach to its plan and protocol, as it will with its implementation. The plan and its implementation will be reviewed regularly and updated based on current conditions, public health guidance at the local, state and national levels, and feedback from community members. Implementation of this plan will require cooperation among everyone. We are Alverno Strong!

Daily Health Self-Assessment and COVID-19 Dashboard

Alverno community members should complete a health self-assessment each day before coming to campus.

  • The health self-assessment includes:
    • A temperature check. Anyone with a temperature above 100.4 degrees should not come to campus.
    • Symptom assessment
      • Those experiencing any of the following symptoms associated with COVID-19 should not come to campus.
        • Fever
        • Cough
        • Shortness of breath
        • Muscle aches
        • Sore throat
        • Unexplained loss of taste or smell
        • Diarrhea
        • Headache 

The college is maintaining a COVID-19 dashboard. The dashboard will show self-reported positive COVID-19 cases, broken down in two categories: Alverno students and Alverno faculty and staff. For the purposes of reporting, Alverno faculty and staff will be shown in aggregate.

The dashboard will be updated every Monday and Thursday by 2 p.m. The fall 2020 semester dashboard is archived on the page.

COVID-19 Reporting Protocol

If you are student and have tested positive for COVID-19, are experiencing symptoms or have been exposed to somebody who tested positive:

  • Please fill out the student Covid Notification Form as soon as possible. 
  • Someone from Student Affairs will follow up with you once they receive the form.
  • Begin isolation/quarantine at home or in your residence hall room, and do not come to campus.
  • Before resuming classes and activities, students must complete a Return to Campus form from Student Affairs and be approved by the Dean of Students Office.

This flowchart details the steps that students should take if they are experiencing symptoms.

If you are employee and have tested positive for COVID-19, are experiencing symptoms or have been exposed to somebody who tested positive

  • Please report this information to Human Resources: (414) 382-6421
  • Please also report this information to your supervisor.
  • Begin isolation/quarantine at home and do not come to campus.

Safety Precautions and COVID-19-Enhanced Cleaning  

As a campus community, we have shared responsibility in keeping our spaces clean and safe. Our enhanced housekeeping procedures:

  • Classrooms and meeting rooms are deep cleaned at least once per day, and supplies to facilitate self-cleaning are regularly stocked.
  • Restrooms are deep cleaned and disinfected daily, and touchpoint restroom cleaning will be performed throughout the day. 
  • Public spaces have dedicated housekeeping staff to do regular cleaning, and supplies to facilitate self-cleaning are regularly stocked.
  • Plexiglas and other barriers for high-traffic transactional counters have been installed.
  • Most elevators should be limited to two occupants per cab.

Campus Services

  • The Inferno Café and Hudson’s Servery are open, and the Commons eating and gathering space has been realigned to 1/3 of its original capacity.
  • The A-Store is open Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Alverno community can also shop online.
  • Mail services are available Monday-Thursday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • The Computer Center is open Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center is closed Saturday and Sunday. The Help Desk offers 24/7 coverage.
  • Library circulation will remain open with published hours. 

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