Modes of Operation: 2020-21 Academic year

Modes of Operation

unh covid modes of operation: yellow

On August 17, UNH moved to the yellow mode of operations, classified as Restricted Operations. This was our target mode for fall 2020 reopening.  
For more details on modes of operations, read below.

COVID-19 Task Forces
COVID-19 Planning Teams


Reopening Reports

Modes of Operation


RED - Remote Operations

Conditions

  • COVID cases are increasing on and off campus
  • State stay at home or equivalent order
  • Medical resources are overwhelmed or at risk of being overwhelmed
  • Testing not widely available, and only for those with symptoms

Campus Status

  • Minimal operations
  • Essential staff only on campus
  • Research at 10% or less, essential only
  • No external events

Student Status

  • No on campus housing/dining other than housing insecure
  • No student events
  • All instruction remote

Faculty/Staff Status

  • All faculty and staff work remotely
    • Limited use of classroom or office space for remote instruction
  • Essential staff on campus only to maintain safety and support operations

ORANGE - Limited Operations

Conditions

  • COVID cases are increasing on or off campus
  • State restrictions are being initiated
  • Regular testing of everyone on campus
  • Medical resources are available and not at risk

Campus Status

  • Limited operations
  • Masks and social distancing required
  • Only critical research allowed onsite
  • No external events

Student Status

  • On campus housing remains open, but large-scale quarantines may be required
  • Dining restricted to take-out
  • No student events
  • Instruction restricted. Larger classes go remote if they cannot maintain 25% classroom density
  • All classes go remote but students can stay on/off campus

Faculty/Staff Status

  • Low density (25-30%) of faculty and staff on campus in support of student operations only

YELLOW - Restricted Operations (current situation)

Conditions

  • COVID cases are low on and off campus
  • Limited state restrictions and gatherings okay
  • Medical resources are available and not at risk
  • Frequent on-campus testing available for all, including asymptomatic

Campus Status

  • Full operations on campus with student focus
  • Masks required in public areas, classrooms and labs
  • Research enterprise operating at 90% capacity on site
  • Selective external events

Student Status

  • Campus housing open with reduced density, quarantime dorms
  • Dining normal at reduced density (50%) plus take-out
  • Limited student events, small groups and residential communities
  • Instruction face-to-face with lower density (50% or less)
  • Teaching labs/art studios operate with full PPE

Faculty/Staff Status

  • Moderate density (50-60%) faculty and staff on campus
  • Focus on student operations, instruction and research

GREEN - Normal Operations

Conditions

  • COVID vaccine or treatment available, or no new cases
  • Testing only if new infections are found
  • No restrictions on public gatherings and events

Campus Status

  • Full face-to-face operations

Student Status

  • Student housing and dining at full density and operations
  • Classrooms and learning at full density on campus

Faculty/Staff Status

  • Normal on-campus work for all faculty and staff
  • Unrestricted on-campus work for all faculty and staff