PCR Positivity Rate Dashboard
For the last 7 days, as of 9/24/2020 per the Commonwealth's COVID-19 Dashboard
- Pennsylvania: 3.2%
- Montgomery County: 2.3%
- Rosemont College: 0.7%
The CDC has determined that the threshold for in-person instruction to take place is a 5% PCR positivity rate.
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.