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COVID-19 Data for April 12 – 18, 2021

0

Positive Tests: Employees

0

Positive Tests: Students

0

Active Cases

771

Tests Administered

625

Weekly Surveillance Testing—Number Tested

0

Weekly Surveillance Testing—Number Positive

0%

Isolation Spaces Occupied

0.0%

Positivity Rate


Vaccination Data

Whitman College strongly encourages all our faculty, staff and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. To plan our summer and fall health protocols, we are asking all members of our community to report when they have received the total vaccine doses required (two doses for Astra-Zeneca, Moderna, Pfizer and Sputnik-V; one dose for Johnson & Johnson). 

As of April 19, 21% of our campus community members have completed the full vaccination process. 

Whitman faculty, staff and students should report their completed COVID-19 vaccination status through the COVID-19 Vaccination Reporting form.



All Test Results Since January 15, 2021

3

Total Positive Tests: Employees

27

Total Positive Tests: Students

30

Total Confirmed Cases

13,505

Total Tests Administered

0.09%

Overall Surveillance Testing Positivity Rate

1.78%

Cumulative Positivity Rate


Glossary of Important Terms

Active Cases – The number of employees and students currently in isolation.

Campus Population Vaccinated – The percentage of the on-campus population who have received the total required doses of COVID-19 vaccine. This does not include people who have received one dose of a two dose vaccine. 

Cumulative Positivity Rate – Percentage of the campus population who have tested positive for COVID at any point since testing began.

Employees – Faculty and staff who are expected to access campus in spring 2021. 

Isolation Spaces Occupied – The percentage of on-campus isolation spaces occupied by individuals with confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Positivity Rate The number of positive surveillance tests divided by the number of surveillance tests administered.

Positive Test – A test result that indicates the person has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

Students – Students who are residing in on-campus housing or living in the Walla Walla region and accessing campus in spring 2021.

Surveillance Testing – Ongoing COVID-19 testing of randomized samples of the Whitman population.

Test Turnaround Time - It generally takes approximately 36-48 hours for individuals to receive test results. 

Testing Frequency - Surveillance testing happens twice a week. Symptomatic testing happens as necessary.

Tests Administered Total number of tests administered by Whitman College as part of ongoing campus-wide surveillance testing, conference required testing of student-athletes, and testing due to potential symptoms or exposure.

Threshold Action Levels - A rubric  developed by Whitman’s epidemiologist consultant, categorizing a variety of COVID-19 related data into four action levels: low, medium, high and critical. This document will be utilized by the President’s Cabinet in consultation with faculty leadership and our epidemiologist to consider appropriate guidance on the level of activity on Whitman’s campus.