COVID-19 Dashboard and Information

Current Roberts COVID-19 Alert Level

Yellow (Low to Moderate Risk)

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Risk Levels

Alert Levels

  • Green (Low Risk with Vigilance)

What does this mean
Underlying threat of outbreak remains, but virus prevalence is low. 

What to expect
Daily completion of COVID Questionnaire, physical distancing of 6 feet, masks required while on campus. Capacity for rooms limited to 50 percent, non-instructional gatherings of 50 people maximum, blended in-person and online learning, may allow approved visitors on campus.

  • Yellow (Low to Moderate Risk)

What does this mean
Prevalence of virus is low, but increasing 

What to expect
Daily completion of COVID Questionnaire, physical distancing of 6 feet, masks required while on campus. Reduced capacity for non-instructional spaces to 25 percent, limiting non-instructional gatherings to 10 people. Limited visitors allowed on campus.

  • Orange (Moderate Risk)

What does this mean
Prevalence of virus continues to increase 

What to expect
Daily completion of COVID Questionnaire, physical distancing of 6 feet, masks required while on campus. Gatherings limited to 10 people, visitors prohibited, closed all large gathering spaces (library, computer lab, Voller Athletic Center, Garlock) and reduced staff to essential. Consider canceling co-curricular activities, shifting learning to fully online, additional PPE for clinical classes, and moving all food services to dining carry-out only.

What does this mean
Spike in prevalence; hospital capacity strained

What to expect
Implement depopulation of campus/remote operations, except essential on-campus employees to support students remaining on campus, and move all classes to online format within seven days of red level announcement.

Note: An email will be sent to Roberts Wesleyan College students, faculty, and staff from the COVID Emergency Response Team if the campus status elevates.

We are currently teaching all courses virtually. The campus remains open with employees and a limited number of students remaining on campus. We will continue to update the status of Covid-19 on our campus through the New York State Dashboard.

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CARES Act Funding

Roberts Wesleyan College has signed and returned the Certification and Agreement to the Department of Education acknowledging that we will use 50% of the funds received from the CARES Act to award as Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. We received a total of $1,381,405, and we are using 50%, or $690,703, in cash grants directly to students.

At the time of reporting on May 24, 2020, we have not distributed any funds to students as we work through the latest guidance from the federal government as to which students are eligible to receive grants through the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund and how much each eligible student should receive.

As of June 5, 2020, all checks or direct deposits were issued to 1,296 eligible students. These students were determined eligible based on the Department of Education requirements using the following criteria:

  • Were enrolled in a degree-seeking program on March 16, 2020 (first Monday after the National Emergency was declared)
  • Had eligible 2019-2020 FAFSA on file
  • Were not enrolled in a fully online program

Each student received a cash grant of $532.95.

For those students who were not issued a CARES Act grant, Roberts has created an alternative avenue for meeting emergency needs, and has contacted students through email to do so.

HEERF Quarterly Reporting

CARES Act Emergency Relief Grants FAQs (click to expand)

What is the CARES Act Emergency Relief Grant?

The CARES Act Emergency Relief Grant Fund provides emergency financial aid assistance to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus as stipulated by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act was signed into law March 27, 2020. Awards will be distributed to eligible Roberts Wesleyan students based on need as determined by the 2019-20 FAFSA with an emphasis on providing additional support to the neediest populations.

The emergency grants to students was allocated because of the likelihood of incurring costs for expenses related to disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and child care.

Who is eligible for the CARES Act Emergency Relief Grant?

Federal regulations require schools to confirm that a student receiving any CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Grant meets the following requirements:

  • Is a US Citizen or an eligible noncitizen
  • Has a valid Social Security number
  • Is registered with Selective Service, if you’re a male and between the ages of 18 and 25
  • Is not in default on a federal student loan
  • Does not owe money on a federal student grant
  • Is a currently enrolled student

How is the eligibility for the CARES Act Emergency Relief Grant determined?

Students had to be enrolled in classes as of March 16, 2020 and have a valid 2019-2020 FAFSA on file with the Office of Student Financial Services.

Is the CARES Act Emergency Relief Grant a loan or have any repayment requirements?

These Student Emergency Relief grants are not loans and are not considered Title IV federal financial aid. The grants do not need to be repaid.

How will I receive the CARES Act Emergency Relief Grant?

The grant will be sent to you in the form of a check, or, if you have previously received a student refund as direct deposit, you will receive the funding in your bank account that is on file. Direct deposits and checks were issued by June 6, 2020.

What next steps do I take if I have additional needs beyond what this grant can help me with?

The Office of Student Financial Services will follow up in the next couple of weeks to tell you about next steps that you can take to let us know about your additional needs.

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