Dashboard: COVID-19 Alert Levels

Updated September 19, 2020

Current status:
Low transmission level on campus; moderate transmission rate continues in the local area.

Auggies, thank you for following the public health practices on campus and to those who have filled out the self-report form to report symptoms or a potential exposure so that we can help you keep yourself as well as your friends and family safe.

Current metrics (as of September 19 except where noted):

Metric Status
Cases within the on-campus community New confirmed cases this week:
0 employees
0 on-campus student

On-campus student cases over 14 days = 0.06%

Cumulative total confirmed cases for Fall 2020:
0 employees
6 students

Case management Contacts identifiable
% of isolation beds full 0%
Test and PPE Good
14-day case rate per 10,000
(For the week of August 30 – September 5)
16.88 Hennepin County
16.57 Ramsey County
Change in 7-day case rate per 10,000
(For the week of August 30 – September 5)
-1.5 Hennepin County
-2.4 Ramsey County

Note: The total student number used for the percent of on-campus student cases is 1,584, which represents the number of students who live on campus and/or have a course that meets in-person.

For more detail and prior week metrics, see Augsburg’s COVID-19 report by week.

Key: COVID-19 Transmission Level Metrics

Transmission Level Cases on campus Case management % of isolation beds full Test and PPE 14-day case rate per 10,000 Change in 7-day case rate per 10,000
Low <1% over 14 days Contacts identifiable < 50% Good < 10 7-day case rate steady or declining
Moderate 1% – 3% over 14 days 5%+ of cases with unknown links 50% – 75% Test result delays; less than 10 day PPE 10 – 30 7-day case rate increasing
High 3%+ over 14 days Student/employee non-compliance 75% + Continued issues with testing or PPE 30+ Continued local case increases
Sustained No improvement over 2-week period following implementation of High Transmission Level mitigation efforts

Please continue to:

  • Complete the CampusClear app daily before you come to campus or leave your residential unit.
  • Submit the self-report form and stay home if you feel or may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
  • Keep 6 feet of distance and wear face coverings at all times on campus, except in your residential unit, alone in your office, or alone outdoors.
  • Avoid events and gatherings in groups.

What happens next?

If transmission rates remain low, Augsburg can continue with its current level of on-campus activity. However, if confirmed cases grow to more than 1% of the on-campus students in any 14-day period or if a number of the other metrics move to the moderate transmission level, Augsburg will need to follow Minnesota Department of Health recommendations to:

  • Cancel all events and activities with more than 10 people (indoors or outdoors) where physical distancing cannot be maintained
  • Modify courses where students and faculty are not able to physically distance
  • Continue the no-guest policy in the residence halls
  • Offer more to-go dining options and strictly enforce physical distancing in dining areas
  • Consider canceling athletic and recreational events and rentals, and limiting hours of operation