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Campus Operational Modes

Operational Mode
Health Metrics
Campus Operation

Operational Mode 1

Health Metrics

Baltimore City Positivity Rate

Baltimore City Reopening Stage

Maryland Positivity Rate

Campus Operations

Campus: MICA’s Campus is closed.

Academic: All instruction is online/remote. No remote support services provided. No field-based experiences allowed.

Residential: Very limited number of students with housing hardship living on campus. MICA Student Health Center open with reduced hours.

Staff and Faculty: Staff and faculty are teleworking.

Facilities and Services: Maintenance of buildings and equipment continues. Limited Campus Safety coverage of MICA properties. Campus Shuttles operating on a very limited basis for hardship students in residence halls. All dining services closed.

Health and Safety: Face coverings and adherence to all other public health and safety measures required. COVID testing available for symptomatic students and close contacts of students who test positive.

Operational Mode 2

Health Metrics

New positive cases for faculty and staff working on-campus

Baltimore City Positivity Rate

Baltimore City Reopening Stage

Maryland Positivity Rate

Campus Operations

Campus: MICA campus is open for very limited purposes.

Academic: All instruction is online/remote. Curbside pickup of equipment, fabrication service bureaus; contactless checkout of library resources in place. Field-based experiences are primarily online/remote. No in-person experiences are required. College and program policies for field-based activities are observed.

Residential: Residence halls are open in a highly limited capacity with one per apartment for those with housing hardship or priority academic status. MICA Student Health Center open with reduced hours

Staff and Faculty: Staff and faculty are teleworking unless their physical presence is needed on campus.

Facilities and Services: Maintenance of buildings and equipment continues. Limited Campus Safety coverage of MICA properties. Campus Shuttles operating on a very limited basis for hardship students in residence halls. All dining services closed.

Health and Safety: Travel is highly discouraged throughout the semester and during the two mini-breaks. Anyone who does travel is required to be tested immediately upon return. Face coverings and adherence to all other public health and safety measures required. COVID testing available for symptomatic students and close contacts of students who test positive.

Operational Mode 3

Health Metrics

New positive cases for faculty and staff working on-campus

Rolling weekly average of new student positive cases

Average Campus Testing Turnaround Time

Baltimore City Positivity Rate

Baltimore City Reopening Stage

Maryland Positivity Rate

Campus Operations

Campus: MICA's campus is open for limited access to students, staff, and faculty.

Academic: Primary mode of instruction is online/remote. Limited/modified access to studios, workspaces, shops, and fabrication studios for graduate students and undergraduate seniors. Some curricular and co-curricular in-person engagements on a highly limited basis*. Curbside pickup of equipment and remote fabrication production available on a limited basis. Library open for contactless checkout and return of circulating items and use of special collections by appointment by MICA students, staff, and faculty only. Field-based experiences may be online/remote or in-person. No in-person experiences are required. College and program policies for field-based activities are observed.

Visitors: The campus is closed to visitors, including family, friends, and guests. A process for exceptions based on special circumstances is being considered.

Residential: Residence halls are open; limited to 2 students per apartment. MICA Student Health Center open for normal operations.

Staff and Faculty: Staff and faculty are teleworking unless their physical presence is needed on campus.

Facilities and Services: Facilities Maintenance of buildings and equipment operating at enhanced levels. Campus Safety continues at regular operational levels. Campus Shuttles operating with health protocols in place on a limited basis for students, faculty, and staff accessing the campus. Limited on-campus dining services.

Health and Safety: Travel is highly discouraged throughout the semester, including the two mini-breaks. Anyone who does travel will be required to be tested immediately upon return. Face coverings and adherence to all other public health and safety measures required Pre-arrival and weekly COVID testing will be required of asymptomatic students, faculty, and staff coming to campus on a regular basis. COVID testing will be available for symptomatic students and close contacts of students who test positive.

Operational Mode 4

Health Metrics

New positive cases for faculty and staff working on-campus

Rolling weekly average of new student positive cases

Average Campus Testing Turnaround Time

Baltimore City Positivity Rate

Baltimore City Reopening Stage

Maryland Positivity Rate

Campus Operations

Campus: MICA's campus is open to MICA students, staff, faculty, and visitors on a limited basis.

Academic: Classes are both in-person and online/remote. In-person classes are low density with physical distancing. Limited/modified access to studios, workspaces, shops, and fabrication studios for all students enrolled in classes with designated access. Curricular and co-curricular in-person engagements allowed with restrictions*. Curbside pickup of equipment and remote fabrication production available on a limited basis. Library open for contactless checkout and return of circulating items and use of special collections by appointment by MICA students, staff, and faculty only. Field-based experiences may be online/remote, or in-person. In-person field-based experiences may be required in some programs. College and program policies for field-based activities are observed.

Visitors: Visitors are allowed on campus for essential educational activities. Public functions available on a highly limited basis with public health protocols in place.

Residential: Residence halls are open; limited to 2 students per apartment. MICA Student Health Center open for normal operations.

Staff and Faculty: Staff return to campus as-needed to support College operations. Faculty return to campus as-needed to support hybrid and in-person classes; remainder continue to telework

Facilities and Services: Facilities Maintenance of buildings and equipment operating at enhanced levels. Campus Safety continues at regular operational levels. Campus Shuttles operating at full capacity with public health protocols in place. On-campus dining available with public health protocols in place.

Health and Safety: Travel is discouraged throughout the semester, including the two mini-breaks. Anyone who does travel will be required to be tested immediately upon return. Face coverings and adherence to all other public health and safety measures required COVID testing program continues per Operational Mode 3.

Operational Mode 5

Health Metrics

New positive cases for faculty and staff working on-campus

Rolling weekly average of new student positive cases

Campus Operations

Campus: MICA's campus is fully open.