Weekly Update

Nov. 26, 2021

Weekly Testing Numbers 

  • Total New Positive Cases: 17 (trending unfavorably up)
  • 7-Day Positivity Rate: 0.2% (trending unfavorably up)
  • Isolation and Quarantine Capacity: 100% (stable)

More information can be found on our dashboard.

Booster Shot Clinic 

COVID booster shots are now available to everyone 18 and older! Would you be interested in a booster clinic on campus? Please fill out this survey (only for Holy Cross community members with an HC Google account) and help us pick the best time for a clinic.

A way to add your booster shot in HC Clear is coming soon.

Mandatory Post-Thanksgiving Testing for Students 

As a reminder, there is also mandatory testing for students before classes resume after break. All students must test on either Sunday, Nov. 28 or Monday, Nov. 29.

The testing center will be open Sunday from noon until 6 p.m.

Whether you test on Sunday or Monday, this test will count towards your two required tests for the week of Nov. 29.


COVID cases are rising again in Massachusetts and on campus, as are the rates of other respiratory diseases. As a reminder, masks are required in all campus buildings except residence halls, while you are alone in a room, and while actively eating or drinking. Masking is required in The Jo, all libraries, classrooms, and other common campus spaces.

Swipe Only Once! 

Employees dropping off their test kits at the testing center should swipe their Holy Cross ID once, and only once, each time. If you swipe multiple times the lab won’t be able to track your test and you will not get a result for that test.