Washington College is committed to transparency in communicating information about COVID-19 and how the virus is impacting our campus and overall operations. The dashboard is tracking COVID-19 testing frequency, results, overall positivity rate and the availability of critical resources.
Page last updated: January 25, 2021 4:45 p.m.
Quarantine & Isolation Counts
Students living off-campus who are required to enter quarantine or isolation may do so off-campus or they may request a move to the designated on-campus Q&I space.
Students who test positive and can safely travel and isolate at home will be allowed to do so. Any student who returns home for isolation will not be included in these counts.
What is meant by Isolation?
If a member of the Washington College community tests positive for COVID-19, they are required to isolate for at least 10 days and monitor for symptoms. If symptoms persist, the isolation period could extend beyond 10 days. They can isolate in the designated on-campus isolation housing, or return home (if it is safe to do so). Students can clear isolation when it has been at least 10 days since symptoms first appeared, it has been at least 24 hours with no fever (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and all symptoms have improved.
What is meant by Quarantine?
If a member of the Washington College community is determined to have had close contact with any individual who tests positive for COVID-19 they are required to quarantine for 14 days and monitor for symptoms. Quarantine can be done in-place or within the designated on-campus quarantine housing. Our trained contact tracers will work with any community members who are identified as close contacts to determine the appropriate quarantine plan.
What is Close Contact?
Close contact is defined by the CDC as someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to test specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.