Weekly Update

Oct. 8, 2021

Weekly Metrics

  • Total New Positive Cases: 1 (trending favorably down)
  • 7-Day Positivity Rate: 0.01% (trending favorably down)
  • Isolation and Quarantine Capacity: 100% available

Testing Center Schedule 

The testing center will be closed on Monday October 11 and Friday October 15. The center will be open next weekend, Oct. 16-17, to facilitate student testing after break.

All testing for students on campus next week will be individual PCR testing.

Student Testing After Fall Break 

As a reminder, Saturday Oct. 16 and Sunday Oct. 17 will be mandatory testing days for all students. Additionally, the week of Oct. 18 will still be a twice-weekly testing week. This means students will need to test three times between Oct. 16-21.

If your travel schedule means you won’t be on campus to test on Oct. 16 or 17, please fill out this form. You will have to test as soon as you return to campus.

Inauguration and Family Weekend 

In accordance with the College’s COVID-19 visitor’s policy, all Family Weekend and Inauguration visitors 12 years of age or older must present evidence of being fully-vaccinated OR present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test.

For Students, Faculty and Staff: To attend any indoor event during the weekend you will need a wristband. You can get your wristband at the Testing Center after testing on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. If you are in your 90-day COVID-recovered period, you’ll be able to obtain one also at the testing center without testing.

Wristbands will be fastened to your wrist on-site. The wristbands are plastic, waterproof, and are designed to last a full week.

For visitors: When arriving on campus, families should first check-in on the first floor of the Hogan Campus Center. There your vaccination status or COVID-19 test will be verified so you can receive a wristband. Wristbands will be checked at the entrance of all indoor events. Please visit College’s COVID-19 website to review the entire policy.

Drop Boxes

Drop boxes for employee COVID test kits are available in the basement of Fenwick, near ITS, the Luth Athletic Complex and the lobby of Public Safety inside The Jo.

Please note that, because the testing center is closed on Monday, you should not use these drop boxes before 4 p.m. this Sunday. Anything dropped off this weekend before then will be too old by the time tests are collected on Tuesday.