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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 Spring 2022 semester, starting on January 16, 2022. For earlier semesters, please see the archived information below the chart.

Data for the week of August 14, 2022
Number of students testing positive: 2
Number of employees testing positive: 1
Number of total active cases* (students/employees): 1
Cumulative new positive cases for Spring 2022/Summer 2022 (starting January 16, 2022): 377**

*An active case is defined as a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently in isolation for a minimum of 5 days. 
** This number includes cases that were later reported to the College after the student/employee had completed their isolation period.

Cumulative positives for Fall 2021 semester and winter break (August 29, 2021, until January 15, 2022): 220

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 August 19, 2022, at 4:41 p.m.

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

The College follows the recommendations of Albany County Department of Health and the New York State Department of Health, which are aligned with current CDC guidelines. As these evolve, the College’s protocols may change. Thank you for understanding that this process is fluid.

As the pandemic becomes part of our lives, we each need to take personal responsibility for our vaccination and COVID status, and whether we have been exposed or have exposed someone else to the virus. The most protective measure you can take for your health and others is to be fully vaccinated and boosted.

By following these guidelines, we are fulfilling the Saint Rose values of caring for our community and our dear neighbors.

IF YOU TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 (NO MATTER WHAT YOUR VACCINATION STATUS IS)

  • You should isolate for 5 days, counting the first day of your symptoms or, if you are asymptomatic, the day your positive test sample is collected as Day 0.
  • If you show no symptoms (asymptomatic) at the end of 5 days or if symptoms are resolving, isolation ends and you must wear a well-fitting mask (or double mask) while around others for an additional 5 days.
  • Individuals who are moderately to severely immunocompromised should isolate for 10 days and follow this longer isolation guidance from the CDC.

IF YOU HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO SOMEONE WITH COVID-19

If you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, the following protocols apply. Please read carefully as they are different depending on your vaccination status and whether you have had COVID in the past 90 days.

For those who are fully vaccinated and have received the booster dose at least 2 weeks before the first date of exposure:

  • No quarantine is required, but you should wear a well-fitting mask (or double mask) while around others for 10 days after the last date of exposure. If you live on campus and have a roommate, we will move you to another room so you can sleep and eat in isolation and are able to follow the masking guidelines described here.
  • If possible, it is recommended you test at Day 5 with either a PCR test or antigen test. The testing link will be sent each Friday in the weekly email from the College’s Director of Health Services, Dr. Mark Parisi.
  • If symptoms appear, you should quarantine and immediately seek testing through the College’s Health Services. You can end quarantine if your test result is negative. If you receive a positive test result, you should follow isolation recommendations for those who have tested positive, counting your onset of symptoms as Day 0.

For those who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days, regardless of vaccination status:

  • No quarantine is required, but you should wear a well-fitting mask (or double mask) while around others for 10 days after the last date of exposure. If you live on campus and have a roommate, we will move you to another room so you can sleep and eat in isolation and are able to follow the masking guidelines described here.
  • If possible, it is recommended you test at Day 5 with either a PCR test or antigen test. The testing link will be sent each Friday in the weekly email from the College’s Director of Health Services, Dr. Mark Parisi.
  • If symptoms appear, you should quarantine and immediately seek testing through the College’s Health Services. You can end quarantine if your test result is negative. If you receive a positive test result, you should follow isolation recommendations for those who have tested positive, counting your onset of symptoms as Day 0.

For those who have been fully vaccinated and are eligible for but have not received a booster dose:

  • Quarantine for 5 days and wear a well-fitting mask (or double mask) while around others for an additional 5 days. If you live on campus and have a roommate, we will move you to quarantine housing so you can sleep and eat in isolation and are able to follow the masking guidelines described here.
  • If possible, it is recommended you test at Day 5 with either a PCR test or antigen test. The testing link will be sent each Friday in the weekly email from the College’s Director of Health Services, Dr. Mark Parisi.
  • If symptoms appear, you should quarantine and immediately seek testing through the College’s Health Services. You can end quarantine if your test result is negative. If you receive a positive test result, you should follow isolation recommendations for those who have tested positive, counting your onset of symptoms as Day 0.

For those who are not fully vaccinated:

  • Quarantine for 5 days and wear a well-fitting mask (or double mask) while around others for an additional 5 days. If you live on campus and have a roommate, we will move you to quarantine housing so you can sleep and eat in isolation and are able to follow the masking guidelines described here.
  • If possible, it is recommended you test at Day 5 with either a PCR test or antigen test. The testing link will be sent each Friday in the weekly email from the College’s Director of Health Services, Dr. Mark Parisi.
  • If symptoms appear, you should quarantine and immediately seek testing through the College’s Health Services. You can end quarantine if your test result is negative. If you receive a positive test result, you should follow isolation recommendations for those who have tested positive, counting your onset of symptoms as Day 0.

If you live on-campus in multi-occupant housing without your own bedroom:

We recognize it is impossible to wear a mask at all times during the 10-day period if you live in the residence halls with a roommate, so you will live in your quarantine space for all 10 days.  For the first five days, your meals will be delivered to you.  After the first 5 days of quarantine, as long as your symptoms have subsided, you can still go to classes, the library, EAC, etc., as long as you are masked at all times. You will utilize take-out from the dining facilities during this time so you can remove your mask to eat without others present.

Eating and drinking:

If you are in any of the described quarantine periods above, you should not eat or drink in the presence of others, including in our on-campus dining facilities. Please utilize the takeout options and do not drink or consume food while you are in class or any other spaces where others are present.

Notification about positive cases:

Again, given the high number of cases across the country at this time, the CDC has recommended a prioritization model for contact tracing. The College will continue to work with those who test positive on their isolation procedures and assist them in how to identify and notify personal direct contacts. This may not include classes, unless it is determined that circumstances in a particular course may pose a higher level of risk. Testing is available to anyone who may have been exposed, and the sign-up link will be readily available in the weekly update emails from Mark Parisi, director of counseling and health services, each Friday.

Booster guidance:

A common question is whether you can have the booster if you’ve recently tested positive for COVID-19. This is the CDC’s guidance on the subject.