Grinnell College has created a system of color-coded levels to communicate what our core activities look like on campus depending on community health conditions on campus, in town, and in our region. Each level provides information about a range of topics, including personal protective equipment (PPE) protocols; class formats (in person, online, or a combination); meeting formats (in person or online); and travel and visitor policies. You can find more information about what each level means below, including links to other areas of Grinnell’s web site.
Along with expert advice from our public health team, we are reviewing a number of factors to determine campus and institutional activity levels. We are considering each of these factors independently and in relation to each other as conditions change, creating a holistic assessment of our community health environment. The factors we are considering are:
- Campus community health conditions, including the latest results from our campus testing program and staffing of departments critical to core operations
- Grinnell community and regional health conditions, including the latest test positivity rates in the City of Grinnell and region and the state of the area health care system
- Latest guidance from public health experts, including the Iowa Department of Public Health
Until the College moves to activity level Green, most campus departments and offices will continue to operate primarily remotely. Please reach out to specific departments and offices if you have questions about their operations at a particular campus activity level.
All information on this page and linked pages reflects the latest information about our community health conditions and is subject to change as new information becomes available.