The term "case" is used to refer to a campus member with a positive diagnostic test result for COVID-19.
On Campus and Off Campus
"On campus" refers to a student who lives in a residence hall, or on-campus house.
"Off campus" refers to a student who does not live in residential housing on campus.
COVID-19 Indicator Definitions
Case Count on Campus
New cases on campus reported within a seven-day period (assumes population of 3,000).
CDC Community Level
The combination of the following three metrics to determine the COVID-19 community level:
- New COVID-19 admissions per 100,000 population in the past seven days
- Percent of staffed inpatient beds occupied by COVID-19 patients
- Total new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population in the past seven days
New COVID-19 admissions and the percent of staffed inpatient beds occupied represent the current potential for strain on the health system. Data on new cases acts as an early warning indicator of potential increases in health system strain in the event of a COVID-19 surge. (cdc.gov)
Vaccination rate and effectiveness against severe outcomes for current variant. At this time, vaccination is providing protection against severe disease and hospitalization.
Operational Impact of Cases
Essential services, such as Dining and Event Services; Security Services; Counseling, Health, and Wellness Services; and Facilities Services are experiencing staff shortages which make it difficult to operate effectively.
Isolation Capacity and Staff Support
The isolation residence hall has 42 rooms. We have the ability to double room students for up to 84-bed capacity. When single-bed occupancy is reached (50% capacity), students in single rooms on campus may have to isolate in place if they test positive. Once double-room capacity is reached, all students will need to isolate in place.
Testing availability refers to testing resources both on campus and in the wider community, such as testing sites and availability of at-home tests.