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Rosemont 2020 Reopening Plan

PCR Positivity Rate Dashboard

For the last 7 days, as of 11/27/2020 per the Commonwealth's COVID-19 Dashboard

    • Pennsylvania: 11.7%
    • Montgomery County: 8.0%
    • Rosemont College: 3.3% (cumulative since the start of the Fall semester)

The CDC has determined that the threshold for in-person instruction to take place is a 5% PCR positivity rate.

Main Line Health’s recommendation is that the College use the measurement of its own PCR positivity rate, rather than that of Montgomery County, as well as the capacity of our quarantine rooms, to determine when in-person instruction may take place.  This means that for in-person instruction to cease at Rosemont, we would need to reach or exceed a cumulative PCR positivity rate of 5% on campus since the start of the Fall semester and no longer have availability in our 50 quarantine rooms.

In compliance with Governor Wolf’s latest guidance, students and family members visiting Rosemont’s campus from out-of-state must produce evidence upon arrival to campus of a negative test for COVID-19 that is dated within 3 days of their on-campus visit. For more information, visit: The PA Department of Health website.

For more information, read President Boyers November 4th message on our website. 

Rosemont 2020 features a three-phase “Red, Yellow, Green” to align with Governor’Wolf’s phased reopening plan for Pennsylvania in accord with what he determines for Montgomery County.

Rosemont’s phases will progress forward from campus remaining closed [Red], to campus partially opened following CDC guidelines [Yellow], and later to campus fully reopening following CDC guidelines with in-person class instruction and residence halls open [Green].

However, the College will have the ability to determine if it needs to remain in any phase for an extended period of time or if it needs to revert to a prior phase, based on the needs of the College community.

Included in Rosemont 2020 are provisions to effectively test members of the College community for COVID-19, including daily temperature and symptom checks upon campus entry. In addition, the College has procedures in place for students to safely and comfortably self-isolate if they experience symptoms or test positive for COVID-19, as well as to enhance the cleaning and sanitizing of campus.

Dr. Boyers convened a Taskforce to develop the College’s plan weeks before he began his role as president. He said:

“I’m very grateful for the contributions of each member of the Taskforce, and I am proud that our work together has been focused on one goal: delivering a high-quality Rosemont College experience to each student, no matter what the coronavirus may bring our way. Our plan for reopening has been carefully designed to safeguard the health and safety of every member of our community.”

In addition, Rosemont will divide the Fall semester for the Undergraduate College into two, seven-week terms - a plan known as Two Terms, One Focus. 

CDC - Get the Facts About Covid-19

Article in the Philadelphia Inquirer, June 3, 2020