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Corban University

Phases for Campus Reopening

Updated January 4, 2021

In order to comply with guidance from the CDC, State of Oregon, and Marion County, Corban University is operating under a “risk category” system for campus guidelines. This system replaced our previous “phase” system in early December to be consistent with the new risk categories outlined by the Oregon Health Authority and implemented by the State of Oregon on December 3, 2020.

Although higher education institutions are not required to use this new labeling system, we believe it is easier to understand, and we hope that this will help minimize confusion about guidelines on campus. Signs are posted around campus to identify the current risk category for campus and each building.

Please review the following guidelines for each category as you seek to determine which types of activities and gatherings are permissible in a specific area of campus (residence halls, Academic Center, baseball field, etc.)

Signage should be posted both at the entrance to campus and in individual areas indicating which category has been activated. You can also learn what category Corban is currently in by visiting our main COVID-19 page.

If you are uncertain about the guidelines or restrictions for a specific area, please reach out to covidhealth@corban.edu. When in doubt, we ask that you err on the side of caution and choose to act in the best interest of others.

CAMPUS CLOSED (BLACK)

  • Campus is closed; critical operations only.
  • Employees are instructed to work remotely when possible.
  • All instruction is remote; all in-person academic programs are suspended/cancelled.
  • All residential housing is closed, unless special permission is granted for an individual to remain on campus.

Extreme Risk (RED)

  • Campus is closed; visitors by appointment only.
  • Masks required indoors at all times except in personal residence or offices; outdoors when social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Employees are instructed to work remotely when possible.
  • Instruction is hybrid (face-to-face and remote); limited to 25 people per classroom with social distancing measures.
  • Dining Hall seating is closed. Meals are grab-and-go only.
  • Residential housing is open with social distancing measures; closed to visitors.
  • Informal gatherings, both indoors and outdoors, limited to 6 people (no more than 2 households) with social distancing (35 sq ft/person).
  • Campus-sponsored events limited to 50 people outdoors; no indoor events.
  • Significant prevention policies, including mandatory use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), symptom screening, contact tracing, and selective quarantining/isolation.

 

High Risk (ORANGE)

  • Campus is open by appointment only.
  • Masks required indoors at all times except in personal residence or offices; outdoors when social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Employees are instructed to work remotely when possible.
  • Instruction is hybrid (face-to-face and remote); limited to 50 people per classroom with social distancing measures.
  • Dining Hall seating is limited to a maximum capacity of 50 with social distancing. Grab-and-go meals also available.
  • Residential housing is open with social distancing measures; visitors allowed in lobbies only.
  • Informal gatherings:
    • Indoor gatherings limited to 6 (no more than 2 households) with social distancing (35 sq ft/person)
    • Outdoor gatherings limited to 8 with social distancing (35 sq ft/person)
  • Corban-sponsored events:
    • Indoor events limited to 25% capacity or 50 people (whichever is smaller) with social distancing (35 sq ft/person)
    • Outdoor events limited to 75 people with social distancing (35 sq ft/person)
  • Significant prevention policies, including mandatory use of PPE, symptom screening, contact tracing, and selective quarantining/isolation.

 

Moderate Risk (YELLOW)

  • Campus is open.
  • Masks required indoors at all times except in personal residence or offices; outdoors when social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Employees are encouraged to work remotely when possible.
  • Instruction is hybrid (face-to-face and remote); limited to 50 people per classroom with social distancing measures.
  • Dining Hall seating is limited to a maximum capacity of 100 with social distancing. Grab-and-go meals also available.
  • Residential housing is open with social distancing measures; visitors allowed in lobbies only.
  • Informal gatherings:
    • Indoor gatherings limited to 8 (no more than 2 households) with social distancing (35 sq ft/person)
    • Outdoor gatherings limited to 10 with social distancing (35 sq ft/person)
  • Corban-sponsored events:
    • Indoor events limited to 50% capacity or 100 people (whichever is smaller) with social distancing (35 sq ft/person)
    • Outdoor events limited to 150 people with social distancing (35 sq ft/person)
  • Significant prevention policies, including mandatory use of PPE, symptom screening, contact tracing, and selective quarantining/isolation.

Lower Risk (GREEN)

  • Campus is open.
  • Masks required indoors at all times except in personal residence or offices; outdoors when social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Employees are encouraged to work remotely when possible.
  • Instruction is hybrid (face-to-face and remote); limited to 50 people per classroom with social distancing measures.
  • Dining Hall seating is limited to 50% capacity with social distancing. Grab-and-go meals also available.
  • Residential housing is open with social distancing measures; visitors allowed in lobbies only.
  • Informal gatherings:
    • Indoor gatherings limited to 10 (no more than 4 households) with social distancing (35 sq ft/person)
    • Outdoor gatherings limited to 12 with social distancing (35 sq ft/person)
  • Corban-sponsored events:
    • Indoor events limited to 50% capacity with social distancing (35 sq ft/person)
    • Outdoor events limited to 300 people with social distancing (35 sq ft/person)
  • Significant prevention policies, including mandatory use of PPE, symptom screening, contact tracing, and selective quarantining/isolation.