COVID-19 Testing Updates

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Last updated: Monday, November 16, 2020, 6:00 p.m.

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 % Student Positive Tests% Essential Staff Positive Tests% Non-Essential Staff Positive Tests% Faculty Positive TestsAvailability of Hospital ServicesAvailability of Isolation HousingAvailability of Waste Testing Results
High & Increasing              
High & Level           X  
High & Decreasing              
Medium & Increasing            
Medium & Level              
Medium & Decreasing              X
Low & Increasing    X          
Low & Level        X      
Low & Decreasing     X    X    

We are monitoring a variety of metrics to understand the spread of COVID-19 on campus and in Albion. These metrics are plotted on the dashboard in real-time and are reflective of the risk indicated by the key below.

Low Risk Medium-Low Risk Medium-High Risk High Risk
  • % Student Positive Tests: Low and Level (Low Risk)
  • % Essential Staff Positive Tests: Low and Decreasing (Low Risk)
  • % Non-Essential Staff Positive Tests: Low and Decreasing (Low Risk)
  • % Faculty Positive Tests: Low and Decreasing (Low Risk)
  • Availability of Hospital Services: High and Decreasing (Medium Risk)
  • Availability of Isolation Housing: High and Level (Medium Risk)
  • Availability of Waste Testing Results: Medium and Level (Medium-Low Risk)

Current COVID-19 Data
4 positives in isolation on campus
6 positives in isolation off campus
15,595 test results and 63 positive cases since 8/4/20
Population positive rate: 3.15%
National rate: 10.5%
Rate for the state of Michigan: 13.91%
Total # of student cases: 55
Total # of employee cases: 8
Total # of false positives: 2
Risk level: Medium

We test wastewater out of residence halls (Wesley, Mitchell, Seaton, Fraternities) every 2-3 days. 

Currently in quarantine: 112 Currently in isolation: 4 on campus, 6 off campus Completed quarantine: 112 Currently in quarantine awaiting contact tracing: 0

COVID-19 Update

Friday, November 16, 2020, 3:15 p.m.

Dear Albion Community,

This morning, we received news of one new positive case in our community.

Current COVID-19 Data*

4 positives in isolation on campus
6 positives in isolation off campus
15,595 tests, 63 positives since 8/4/20
Population positive rate: 3.15%
National rate: 10.5% | Rate for the state of Michigan: 13.91%
Total # of student cases: 55
Total # of employee cases: 8
Total # of false positives: 2
Risk level: Medium

Advisories

Our community is advised to take extra precaution as cases are on a significant rise in Calhoun County, the state of Michigan, and now on campus.

Self-identification of symptoms is very important. Members of our community have been quick to report symptoms to the COVID-19 office, leading to rapid identification and quarantine of close contacts, thereby protecting the community.

*Changes in cases will be highlighted in the new update format to simplify community reporting.

What you can do:

To keep yourself and others safe, members of our community with symptoms should self-quarantine immediately and notify . Immediate reporting of symptoms allows us to stop the spread of COVID-19 across campus. To bring the rate of infection down:

  1. Complete your daily health screening in the Aura app.
  2. Do not visit other residence halls, apartments or fraternity houses besides your own.
  3. Do not hold or attend unapproved social gatherings in residential spaces.
  4. If you are in quarantine, remain in your room and adhere to all quarantine policies.
  5. Live the commitment we made, the Albion Community Commitment.
  6. Follow all guidelines shared by the Office of the President, Office of Student Development and Office of Residential Life regarding departing campus early for winter break.

Office of the President

For more information, see our Positive Test Response Protocol.

 

Note:
Population percentage = % of population testing positive.

COVID-19 Update

Friday, November 13, 2020, 4:30 p.m.

Dear Albion Community,

Today, we received news of one new positive case in our community.

Current COVID-19 Data*

9 positives in isolation on campus
9 positives in isolation off campus
15,595 tests, 62 positives since 8/4/20
Population positive rate: 3.1%
National rate: 8.2% | Rate for the state of Michigan: 12.29%
Total # of student cases: 54
Total # of employee cases: 8
Total # of false positives: 2
Risk level: Medium

Advisories

Our community is advised to take extra precaution as cases are on a significant rise in Calhoun County, the state of Michigan, and now on campus.

Self-identification of symptoms is very important. Members of our community have been quick to report symptoms to the COVID-19 office, leading to rapid identification and quarantine of close contacts, thereby protecting the community.

*Changes in cases will be highlighted in the new update format to simplify community reporting.

What you can do:

To keep yourself and others safe, members of our community with symptoms should self-quarantine immediately and notify . Immediate reporting of symptoms allows us to stop the spread of COVID-19 across campus. To bring the rate of infection down:

  1. Complete your daily health screening in the Aura app.
  2. Do not visit other residence halls, apartments or fraternity houses besides your own.
  3. Do not hold or attend unapproved social gatherings in residential spaces.
  4. If you are in quarantine, remain in your room and adhere to all quarantine policies.
  5. Live the commitment we made, the Albion Community Commitment.
  6. Follow all guidelines shared by the Office of the President, Office of Student Development and Office of Residential Life regarding departing campus early for winter break.

Office of the President

For more information, see our Positive Test Response Protocol.

 

Note:
Population percentage = % of population testing positive.

COVID-19 Update

Thursday, November 12, 2020, 4:00 p.m.

Dear Albion Community,

This morning, we received news of three new positive cases in our community. 

Current COVID-19 Data*

8 positives in isolation on campus
9 positives in isolation off campus
15,575 tests, 61 positives since 8/4/20
Population positive rate: 3.05%
National rate: 8.2% | Rate for the state of Michigan: 13.76%
Total # of student cases: 53
Total # of employee cases: 8
Total # of false positives: 2
Risk level: Medium

Advisories

Our community is advised to take extra precaution as cases are on a significant rise in Calhoun County, the state of Michigan, and now on campus.

Self-identification of symptoms is very important. Members of our community have been quick to report symptoms to the COVID-19 office, leading to rapid identification and quarantine of close contacts, thereby protecting the community.

*Changes in cases will be highlighted in the new update format to simplify community reporting.

What you can do:

To keep yourself and others safe, members of our community with symptoms should self-quarantine immediately and notify . Immediate reporting of symptoms allows us to stop the spread of COVID-19 across campus. To bring the rate of infection down:

  1. Complete your daily health screening in the Aura app.
  2. Do not visit other residence halls, apartments or fraternity houses besides your own.
  3. Do not hold or attend unapproved social gatherings in residential spaces.
  4. If you are in quarantine, remain in your room and adhere to all quarantine policies.
  5. Live the commitment we made, the Albion Community Commitment.
  6. Follow all guidelines shared by the Office of the President, Office of Student Development and Office of Residential Life regarding departing campus early for winter break.

Office of the President

For more information, see our Positive Test Response Protocol.

 

Note:
Population percentage = % of population testing positive.

COVID-19 Update

Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 2:15 p.m.

Dear Albion Community,

This morning, we received news of one new positive case on campus. In addition to the new guidance from the Governor, we have seen significant increases in COVID-19 cases in Calhoun County and the last several positive cases on campus have led to unusually high numbers of close contacts and the quarantine of two fraternities and one athletic team. Please refer to today’s email regarding new guidance on winter break departures for the latest safety recommendations for members of our campus community.

Current COVID-19 Data*

9 positives in isolation on campus
6 positives in isolation off campus
15,575 tests, 59 positives since 8/4/20
Population positive rate: 2.95%
National rate: 8.2% | Rate for the state of Michigan: 14.19%
Total # of student cases: 54
Total # of employee cases: 5
Total # of false positives: 1
Risk level: Medium

Advisories

Our community is advised to take extra precaution as cases are on a significant rise in Calhoun County, the state of Michigan, and now on campus.

Self-identification of symptoms is very important. Members of our community have been quick to report symptoms to the COVID-19 office, leading to rapid identification and quarantine of close contacts, thereby protecting the community.

*Changes in cases will be highlighted in the new update format to simplify community reporting.

What you can do:

To keep yourself and others safe, members of our community with symptoms should self-quarantine immediately and notify . Please continue to report symptoms in the Aura app daily, too. Immediate reporting of symptoms allows us to stop the spread of COVID-19 across campus. To bring the rate of infection down:

  1. Complete your daily health screening in the Aura app.
  2. Do not visit other residence halls, apartments or fraternity houses besides your own.
  3. Do not hold or attend unapproved social gatherings in residential spaces.
  4. Do not leave campus without following the established process for doing so.
  5. If you are in quarantine, remain in your room and adhere to all quarantine policies.
  6. Live the commitment we made, the Albion Community Commitment.

Office of the President

For more information, see our Positive Test Response Protocol.

 

Note:
Population percentage = % of population testing positive.

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