For Spring 2021, we are using a color-coded risk alert system based on the prevalence of COVID-19 in the regional community. This includes parameters for gathering sizes and activities.
With practical intentionality, we are taking a multi-staged approach to engaging in non-essential social, curricular, and co-curricular activities beyond the classroom in order to manage early detection of COVID-19 and ensure students stay on track for degree completion. The Restart Task Force will make recommendations to President Collins on adjusting the risk alert level. These are subject to change based on federal, state and local requirements.
The health, safety and well-being of our greater Clarkson community is our highest priority. We are striving to make decisions that build the resilience of our community as well as perpetuate our commitment to the Clarkson experience that prepares all students to be global leaders.
Clarkson University has a great outdoor setting with lots of opportunities for students to stay active beyond clubs and organizations. Students are encouraged to hike, ski, snowboard, snowshoe, run, walk, etc. to take advantage of on-campus and nearby outdoor opportunities. Students are expected to wear masks while participating in outdoor activities if proper social social distancing cannot be maintained. Wash your hands before and after, and use hand sanitizer when necessary.
Note: For academic classes, academic organizations, co-curricular programs (e.g., SPEED, IGNITE, ROTC) and faculty-led research projects that are meeting outside of a campus classroom/research laboratory or making a local field trip, please refer to the Guidance on the Office Of the Provost intranet pages.