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The following dashboard is meant to keep our College community informed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Data Reporting

The data will be updated whenever there are new cases.

There will not be a message sent to the community each time a member of our community tests positive. We will send those messages only when they assist in contact tracing or we believe there is a widespread risk.

The chart will show cumulative cases for the Fall 2021 semester, starting on August 29, 2021. For earlier semesters, please see the archived information below the chart.

Data for the week of November 28, 2021
Number of students testing positive:1
Number of employees testing positive:0
Number of total active cases* (students/employees):4
Cumulative new positive cases for Fall 2021 (starting August 29, 2021):55

*An active case is defined as a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently in isolation for a minimum of 10 days. Two active cases for the Week of August 29 dashboard were reported prior to August 29 and counted toward the total for Summer 2021.

Cumulative positives for Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 semesters (as reported beginning January 19, 2021): 163

Cumulative positive cases from August 24, 2020, until January 18, 2021: 73

Data updated November 28, 2021, at 7:24 p.m.

On-campus weekly surveillance testing

During the academic year, the College is randomly selecting 25% of the on-campus student and employee population each week for COVID-19 surveillance testing.

What happens if a member of our campus community tests positive?

Should there be a positive case on campus, we have contact tracers in place, both within the College and via the Albany County Department of Health. Students and employees will be notified if they have had close contact with a COVID-19 case.

Contact tracing will continue to be done in the event of a COVID-19 case among students or employees. Quarantine may be required as a result.

A direct contact is defined as someone who was within 6 feet of the positive case for 10 minutes or more over a 24-hour period.

The contact tracer will notify direct contacts of their exposure and instruct them as to what to do. In summary:

Unvaccinated direct contacts: Must quarantine for 10 days.

Vaccinated direct contacts who aren’t experiencing COVID symptoms: Will be instructed to wear their mask and be tested 3 to 5 days after their last exposure to the positive case. If the test results are negative, they can resume normal activities but continue to monitor for symptoms.

Vaccinated direct contacts who experience COVID symptoms: Should stay home and get tested for COVID-19 immediately. If the test is negative, they should test again 3 to 5 days after their last exposure to the positive case. If the second test is negative, they can resume standard prevention measures. If the second test is positive, they must isolate for 10 days.

As our classrooms are socially distanced, having a COVID-19 positive case in a class does not mean that the entire class will be determined to be at risk. Again, we will work with the county and state departments of health to properly identify those at risk of exposure. Due to state and federal privacy laws, we will not disclose details about members of our community who test positive.

As outlined in the restart plan, we have set aside quarantine housing for students who live on-campus and employees and commuter/graduate students would be required to quarantine at home for a minimum of 10 days.