Operation Resurgent Campus

William Jewell is committed to providing a safe, in-person living and learning experience as we guide the Jewell community through COVID-19. Here you'll find updates and resources for our Operation Resurgent Campus plan for 2021-2022.

We look forward to continuing on-ground, in-person classes in fall 2021 with a full offering of activities. In spring 2021, Jewell transitioned from our Operation Safe Campus coronavirus plan to Operation Resurgent Campus. The threat assessment matrix below outlines a continuum of situations with correlating protocols for each phase, or view the full framework here.

Threat Matrix Levels


Campus Guide

Operation Resurgent Campus guideJewell has charted a path forward that establishes the greatest level of safety for our students, faculty, staff and visitors. View the 2021-2022 guide for Operation Resurgent Campus.



Navigating a Global Pandemic in 2020

Jewell was uniquely poised to ensure the health and safety of the Jewell community during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, providing face-to-face, on-ground learning for the full 2020-2021 academic year. In collaboration with a joint task force of biosafety and medical experts, Jewell developed Operation Safe Campus, an extensive plan focused on safety and the in-person experience we value as a residential learning community. Our 24 athletic teams saw competition, students lived on campus and we celebrated our Class of 2020 with an in-person Commencement ceremony. Learn more about  Operation Safe Campus in our 2020-2021 pandemic guide.

Jewell average COVID positivity rate in 2020-2021

Jewell COVID tests administered in 2020-2021

Current Clay County 7-day incidence rate (# of cases reported)

Coronavirus Resources and Updates