COVID-19 Dashboard

    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: April 9, 2021 11:26 a.m.

    Positive test results received from surveillance testing the previous day: 0

    Positive test results received from other sources the previous day:  0

    Campus Alert Level is YELLOW
     

    Alert Level Definitions

     

    Weekly testing counts
    Data reflects only tests administered by Washington College Health Services. Bar chart includes total number of tests per week, further broken down to indicate tests within the student population (red) and staff/faculty (gray). The student testing includes students living both on- and off-campus. Please note that the weeks are listed by start date, and the data is based on tests administered throughout the rest of the week.
    Weekly positivity rates
    This chart provides positive case counts by week, further broken down by positive cases among students (red) and positive cases among staff/faculty (gray) resulting from testing done by Washington College Health Services. The overall positivity rate is calculated using the total number of tests administered by WC Health Services each week, compared to the total number of positive cases. This rate will fluctuate as positive cases clear isolation. The date listed is the week's start date, and data is based on results that are received throughout that week.
    Q and I counts
    This data reflects the total number of students that are in isolation and quarantine at the time of reporting. These numbers will fluctuate as students clear quarantine and isolation. These counts include both on- and off-campus students. Students with COVID-like symptoms may be housed in isolation proactively, even before a confirmed positive test.
    Q and I availability
     

     

    Quarantine availability
    These pie charts indicate on campus available capacity for Quarantine and Isolation housing. Students with COVID-like symptoms may be housed in isolation proactively, even before a confirmed positive test.

    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. 

    State and local COVID-19 Statistics

    Use these links to learn more about state and local Coronavirus trends.

    kent county

    Kent County COVID-19 Statistics

     

    maryland

    State of Maryland COVID-19 Statistics