The following information reflects data from voluntarily submitted employee and student COVID-19 test results. The College plans to update the dashboard weekly. More information on Bethany’s response is available on our main Coronavirus page: Back to Bethany.
COVID-19 Campus Data
Isolation is used to separate people infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, from people who are not infected.
Quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has a helpful infographic to understand the difference between isolation and quarantine. View the graphic by clicking here.
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has several classifications indicating risk levels for transmission. Those Indicator Levels are 1) Low, 2) Medium, 3) High, and 4) Sustained Levels of High Transmission. Each of these Indicator Levels have correlated guidance for operational actions and restrictions. In August 2020, MDH advised all colleges in the state to begin with mitigation precautions aligned for Level 2 (medium risk). This is where Bethany started as well, with Level Two recommendations including but not limited to: required face coverings, enforced social distancing, and limited on-campus events. Bethany continues to currently operate at this Level Two of precaution.